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Male Pintail Duck (12)
shyanni_ (12)
This is a bird I had only seen from a long distance before. Most ducks in the wild are very nervous and flighty, having no doubt experienced being shot at. But a just few weeks ago I visited the Riefel Bird Sanctuary in Ladner, B.C. You pay a small fee at the entrance, and if you wish you can buy bird seed, so the birds are used to being fed. Not sure I feel comfortable with how tame they had become, but it was sure nice to be able to get good close shots of birds I've had on the top of my 'want list' for years.

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Edited by:meo Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 7 N: 121] (759)

Contrast and exposure adjustment, added alittle bit vibrance.