Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Duck, Duck, GOOSE!

Forgive me if I seem a little goose-crazy lately :)

These geese weren't far away and didn't seem to care that I was taking an interest in them. I tried to grab a few pics from "goose level" and this is the best of that bunch. I like how the eye is drawn to the alert goose in the middle.

Now these geese were further away, but I took this picture out of the car window, so I cannot complain :) I like this picture for several reasons: the guy up front has his wings spread, the geese in the background are coming in for a landing, and the "blue phase" snow goose that you can see just to the right of middle has its head tucked back over its shoulder. Honestly, I was just trying to get a picture of the blue goose, the other activities were bonuses :)


And here's another shot of part of the flock. Some are milling around in a small pond, but most are just hanging out in the field. There were lots of geese on this little scrap of water, but none on the larger pond just across the road. Maybe they liked the shallow depth? If I had raised the camera just a little higher, you'd be able to see folks walking along the trail just behind this group of birds.

I have one more goose picture to share, but I'll hold out on that one. Its really more of a misfire anyway :)

13 comments:

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Now, that's a ton of birds!

flyingstars said...

WoW......some very beautifully captured shots!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I laughed at the title Ash.. and that shot from the car window was a great capture... as you say there's so much happening.

I came across this quote about Snow Geese..

“The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.”
Lao Tzu

I quite like that quote.. look forward to seeing the 'misfire' :o)

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photography and where do these birds come from or go to? I don't think I have ever seen so many in one place.

quintarantino said...

That's a whole lot of birds ... very good photos you have here.

imac said...

Gee - plenty Geese there.Nice photos.

Salty said...

I suppose that we are both a little "bird crazy" now. I believe I captured a greater variety on my trip but you more than made up for it in quantity!

Thanks for sharing the Blue Goose, I never seen one before.

Willard said...

I think you got better flock pictures with your s2 than I did with the 40D.
They are super shots!

Moi said...

phew!!! birds of feather flock together!!!! it must have been quite a sight, Ash!!!!

Catherine said...

Wow! ~ I've never seen so many geese!! I absoulutley love the first shot! Of course the last shot is pretty amazing also!~That is alot of geese!!
Cat

Mr. Mapper said...

Wow that must have been a noisy place!

lv2scpbk said...

Wow! That's alot of birds.

cci said...

It's like that where I live but with Canadian Geese instead. I think I've seen only one snow geese out in the wild here.