Monday, March 28, 2011

Wrapping up Middle Creek

Snow Geese

 Click on this image to get the full impact of a clear blue sky filled with snow geese.  This shot was made with the 24-105 lens set at 50mm

Tundra Swans flying high overhead made for a striking image

Two duck species that I seldom encounter in my local area posed here in the same Middle Creek image, two Black Ducks along with an American Wigeon.  These were among the mixed flock feeding on the pothole near the visitors center.

This may complete my series of Middle Creek posts as I am nearing the end of processing the images from that mornings shoot.  Trying to shoot as much as possible during the spring migration and keeping up with processing the images has proven difficult but I have enjoyed nearly every minute of it.  And besides for me that is what it is all about; enjoying natures beauty and sharing it with you my appreciative visitors.


Lois Evensen said...

I enjoy them all, but the image of the Tundra Swans is just outstanding.

Ruth Hiebert said...

The Snow Geese filling the sky is amazing.

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful series - but the Swans shot is my favorite!

Elaine said...

A mass flight of any species of birds is awe inspiring. When you have the opportunity to witness birds migrating through you have to spend the time out in the field. It will be a few weeks before the migrations hit Interior Alaska, but a few snow buntings and eagles have already been spotted.

FAB said...

Hi Coy. At long last I have found some time to review your exploits at Middle Creek. As you probably know I love watching large flocks of any species but this series on the Snow Geese was a wonderful experience ... and one day maybe for real!