Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sky Watch Friday: More MIddle Creek Waterfowl



To understand this series of photographs better, please read the post of Tuesday March 4th, first, as it lays the background for today's series.

Middle Creek Sunrise: Canon 40D 28-135mm

Waterfowl leaving lake to feed: Canon 40D 70-200mmF2.8

Snow Geese circling over feeding area: Canon 40D 300mmF4

Snow Goose Landing: Canon 40-D: 500mmF4

In spite of a mostly overcast sky, there was a colorful sunrise. At sunrise many of the waterfowl left the lake to feed in the surrounding field. For a time we had few good photo opportunities, but finally the sun broke through the overcast for good and we were treated to that bright, yet milky sunlight that often precedes the arrival of a storm front. This type of light is a result of the sunlight being filtered by a high thin clouds although sometime areas of the sky were a beautiful blue.

In late morning we found the geese converging on the corn field shown in the previous post. They came by the thousands, circled over the area, and then swooped in for the landing in the corn, where they fed on what grain that still remained.




35 comments:

ASH's Eye said...

I especially like the one of the circling geese. There's so much detail, and they seem like they're glowing. Guess its the sun filtering through their feathers.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

More cool Goose images.

granmal said...

I love the geese flying with the glow of the sunset. Very nice.

SandyCarlson said...

I have never seen a snow goose before. Now I feel I know them well. These are wonderful.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

The snow geese are incredible and your photos are stunning. You have captured them well!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

such a good capture of the snow geese in flight

Byrning Bunny said...

Oh, all of these are so cool. I can't believe the difference in the colors of the sky. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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Old Wom Tigley said...

Cheers Willard for such a wonderful set of pictures which are just right for Sky watch.

Catch you again soon

Tom

Marvin said...

A nice assortment of sky colors and great captures of geese, too.

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful photos,all of them:o)

quintarantino said...

An amazing assortment of sky colors ...
And those with the flying geese just made my day.
Congratulations.

Angie said...

Hi,
These are just stunning! Need I say more?

Kerri said...

Wow Willard....These are FABULOUS!
I LOVE them all! There is definitely something special about the one with them circling...AND I LOVE LOVE LOVE the LANDING!

Anemone said...

I just love the second shot. very very nice.

Nice as I hope ypur weekend will be. Love from Norway.

Deslilas said...

You've a very good camera and you know perfectly how to get the best from it.
Wonderful pictures of birds : snow geese, hawk...

Daniel J Santos said...

Very beautiful photos collection, excellent done.

lv2scpbk said...

The bird photos are wonderful but my favorite is of the single bird.

Carole said...

Wonderful shots!! I love any picture with birds. :)

Daryl E said...

Really great shots!

Sharon said...

This is a wonderful series of pictures, what beautiful colors! I admit I love that second one the best.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very beautiful photo. All of them are exelente!!!!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very beautiful photo. All of them are exelente!!!!

Real World Mom said...

I absolutely LOVE the colors in the first photo! Beautiful!

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Beautiful photos!

Nice colours!

Santilli

Petunia said...

Great photos and I love the second one:D

Misty Dawn said...

I have snow geese on both of my Sky Watch posts today too :-) However, I didn't get any photos that come close to comparing to your last photo in this post!!! Spectacular!

Yolanda said...

This area all nice shots.I love the ones of the birds.

Willard said...
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Lana G! said...

WOW!

Amazing the way you captured these photos!

Sand said...

I think the second photo is my favorite of the bunch, mostly due to the lighting! Its magical.

Marie said...

I love them all! Very interesting post! This is so much more than a photo of a cloud. You are telling a story, it's like I have been with you and seen it for my self.

Thank you very much!

imac said...

Fantastic photography, and great set of photos for Sky Watch.
Magnifico Willard.


My Photo Hunt pic is now showing.

Stacey Huston said...

Great photos, I love the landing shot. We don't get snowgeese here very often, so it is a special treat to see your photos today. Thanks for sharing

Andrea said...

Running behind on Sky Watch Friday. Yours is GREAT. Love how you captured the geese in flight.

Kostas said...

Amazing photographs, splendid post!