Monday, September 21, 2009

It’s been Awhile………

It’s been awhile since I have observed Canada Geese on our local lake but yesterday afternoon I spotted a flock bobbing in the waves along the western shore.

Motoring across the lake I turned toward the geese knowing full well that the lighting was all wrong but still hoping for a useable shot during take-off.

The geese were more skittish than they were back in the spring. I expect that the early Canada Goose season that has been in since the first of the month has much to do with their wariness nevertheless I was able to get off a couple of frames as they exploded into flight.

Later towards evening I located a little pied-billed grebe that disappeared into the high reeds along the shoreline. This was the first pied-billed grebe I have observed since May.


7 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

A beautiful shot full of action.
Blessings,Ruth

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

No matter what the lighting or the area, these fellas are fantastic. This is a stunning shot and one to be proud of... very nice.
~Michele~

Chris said...

Hi Coy,
Nice take off picture. We rarely see them here, but there are couples turning around.

Shelley said...

Such beautiful movement you captured of those geese!!

HANNIBAL said...

I like this shot with really nice colors! The comp. is awesome, and the action is perfect!

José Ramón said...

Beautiful and excellent Blog.
Greetings from creativity and imagination photos of Jose Ramon

Elaine said...

Beautiful shot! I love watching them run across the water.