Sunday, April 5, 2015

Middle Creek-Dramatic Sunrise and Snow Geese

Middle Creek Sunrise: Canon 5D MK III-Canon 24-105mm@105- ISO 200-1/250 -f 8.0
After the snow on Friday, it was partly cloudy on Saturday morning with patchy fog which made for dramatic sunrise photos. Only  a few geese were visible from the main viewing area where Hopeland road passes by the side of the lake.

Foggy Morning Sunrise: Canon 5D MK III-Canon 24-105mm@58mm- ISO 200-1/800 -f 8.0
It turned out there were still enough snow geese present  for excellent photography, but most of them were roosting in the Willow Point area and were not visible from Hopeland Road.  Large numbers of them flew over the tour road at the north end of the lake as they left the lake later in the morning, but it was foggy and there was not much chance for good photos.

That changed in the afternoon when a large number of geese congregated in the fields around the intersection of Chapel Road and the Tour Road.

Snow Geese Along Tour Road: Canon 5D MK III-Canon 24-105mm@105- ISO 200-1/250 -f 8.0
This was an excellent opportunity to work on  capturing the birds in flight and during landing.

Blue-phase Snow Goose: Canon 7D MK II-Canon 600mm f 4 IS L -ISO 640-1/2000 sec.-f  10
 Snow Goose: Canon 7D MK II-Canon 600mm f 4 IS L -ISO 640-1/2000 sec.-f  10

Snow Goose Landing: Canon 7D MK II-Canon 600mm f 4 IS L -ISO 200-1/1600 sec.-f 8

Snow Goose Landing: Canon 7D MK II-Canon 600mm f 4 IS L -ISO 200-1/1600 sec.-f 8
It seems that the Canon 7D MK II works quite well in situations such as this and overall I was very pleased with how the camera performed.

Originally published at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill.

2 comments:

Ruth Hiebert said...

I love those foggy,misty shots.Wow,to see so many geese in one place would be amazing.

Dan Gomola said...

I really liked this post Willard. The scenic shots were outstanding. With the neeed for a lot of people to over sharpen and over process images these days, I enjoy yours because they are so natural.