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Granite Lake and Geese

Granite Lake and Geese
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro, Sigma 70-300mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Where They Really Live, Latest Nature Pictures [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-27 6:52
Viewed: 3928
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is where they Really Live!

I now know why some Canadian Geese come south. It looks and feels so nice where they are staying. A four star lake with autumn view. Outdoor pool. Reflection pond. Soft ambiance and no noisy people to bother you. Well guarded. Come join your friends the ducks. they have resisted and should be here soon.

This is a natural habitat unknown to most and far off course of a travelers ride. The name is Granite lake. 'Tis full of fish and flocking to the picnic are birds of all sorts. Who can blame them. If they wander to far they would end up in California, not so nice this time of year. And they are Canadian after all. These are perhaps the only Canadians who do not need to go through the border security.

It was more than a peaceful day. It was a blissful day. I realized that day to only am I just under 100 miles from my wilderness, and I am getting well enough too return some day. Then to see this picture of geese and autumn within 5 minutes of my dwelling I knew I was protected by a higher power.

angybone, uleko, fartash, nglen, gracious, c_rapp, CeltickRanger, jaycee, Silke, pablominto, captainsgirl, writerscrawlz, Luis52, tiklod, marioana, Miss_Piggy has marked this note useful
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To Luis52: Thank you andeqshannon 1 10-28 18:31
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To PaulH: Thanks to youeqshannon 1 10-28 08:47
To jaycee: Thanks Janeeqshannon 1 10-27 14:18
To CeltickRanger: Appreciatingeqshannon 1 10-27 12:21
To joey: Addition to Themeeqshannon 1 10-27 10:10
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Hello Bob,
Très jolie image d'automne, j'aime beaucoup l'ambiance tranquille que dégage cette photo aec ces bernaches en avant plan magnifiques couleurs et excellent POV,
very well done

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-10-27 7:16]

Hi Bob,
Lovely fall scene ! Great capture of these geese, lovely colours ,composition and POV.
Well done

I will completely overlook your tearful comments and focus on your lovely photos instead. ha ha

Again a beautiful composition and cute notes.
Love the rich autumn colors.
Great stuff!!!

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-27 7:25]

Nice place, Bob. It looks like some places in my country, maybe only we don't have so much stones. Composition is great, colors are very natural and scene is so peaceful

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-27 8:39]

Hello Bob,
Nice peaceful autumnal scene you captured here with Canada Geese having a rest on the way south. The lighting, colors and composition are great and the reflection in the water gives the whole a feeling of serenity. The autumnal framing is very suitable here.
TFS and have a great weekend,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-27 8:42]

Hello Bob,
Many birds seem to be masters at finding the most peaceful places on earth (although I bet they squabble there too!). You're lucky to have this beautiful lake near you, the kind of place that is good for the soul! I like the peaceful setting and the wonderful colours. A beautiful scene!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-27 9:07]
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Hello Bob,
this is such a nice shot!
The mirrored effect is excellent.
+++ Very sharp and detailed. Vibrent colours and decent lighting. Very well composed.
--- Nothing :D
Well done,

p.s I added a photo to the theme you created :)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-27 9:33]

Hi Bob. What a fine landscape of this lake. you have captured it with fine detail and natural colours. all looks so calm and quite. the bird must love it. and only %mins from your home lucky man. as you say you must have a HP looking after you. good notes too..


Hello Bob,
Lovely captured of this beautiful Granite Lake!
good low pov with great sense of depth with perfect sharpness, beautiful colour and very details in it!
the exposure and focus is spot on!
well done and thanks for the notes

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-27 10:36]

Hi Bob

Geese or not, i like to look at this as a superb landscape!
This is a wonderful habitat, one that i would just have a blash walking through and taking some pictures.
The view here is lovely and presents this nice colony enjoying a beautiful day in the sun.
The colors here are charming and well saturated and the perspective and POV are great, with some nice reflections from your subjects and a nice view over the farther bank.
Great job!

Bravo and TFS

Beautiful colors and a great pov! Nicely captured! looks like a very nice place to wander around. TFs

salut Bob

j'aimes beaucoup ta photo de nature
des ces bernaches du Canada et leurs habitats

belles couleurs automnales, j'aimes beaucoup
la refelxion des arbres dans l'eau, TFS


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-27 12:33]
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Hi Bob,

A wonderful, serene autumn scene. I love the trees and the geese in the lake. Colors and compositions are wonderful. I hate to think that they may be considered illegal aliens.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-27 12:43]

This is truly wonderful Bob!
Superb to find a nature reserve close to home! Let's hope it stays that way
P.S. My fiancé saw that you'd written you'd be able to visit me twice a day. You can imagine that he had a thing or two to say about that!

Hello Bob,
A peaceful corner of the world, full of nature's beauty!
The autumn colours and the geese enjoying their life is a pleasure to my eyes...
A fine presentation, a well balanced composition!
Pablo -

Hello Bob
What a wonderful scene you captured,
Perfect composition,lighting and framing,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-28 3:14]
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Hi Bob,
Perfectly laid out...everything's there, the content, the light, a great mix of colour - brilliant. Real 'Grizzly Adams' country!

salut bob
splendide tableau, de tres belles couleurs et netteté parfaite, merci a toi de ce beau travail

Good Morning Bob,
Your photo is beautiful but your note brought a few tears to my eyes. Isn't it something, I mean really just when we start feeling bad for ourselves about something in our lives that has changed or we are having a sad day, something like this comes to us and says, wait, your not alone I'm looking after you.

BTW- alot of people around don't like the Geese because they say they are messy, I love seeing them and somedays I sit and watch their interactions for hours as they are so funny , its almost like they are conversing. Plus I think they are beautiful, I love your photo, the fall colors, the pond and all the beautiful geese, TFS


Excellent composition. With all of the natural beauty, it would seem as if the photo is cluttered with things, but this isn't so. This is fall in the making with sharp details, changing colors (and autumn is the season of change!), and the wonderful ripples of the water. This photo has clarity, emotion, and there's not only the hint of fall in the air, you have immortilized this particular fall day. Love this.

Hi Bob, fascinating composition with a lot of canadian geese, wonderful autumnal colors, splendid light and lovely reflections, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-10-28 18:18]
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Hola Sr. Bob. Una foto muy facinante, probablenete estos Gansos Canadienses desacansen un poco antes de emigrar mas al sur. Algunos de ellos hasta Mexico, pero pasan un poco mas al oeste de aqui en donde vivo yo. Saludos mi buen Amigo de EUA. Luis52.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-28 18:21]

Hello Bob

What a beautiful place with lovely placid water and lovely reflections.The colours are bright and beautiful.A perfect mix of autumn colours and cheery blue sky.The shot is well composed with excellent focus and sharpness.TFS


Hi Bob,
VERY INTRESTING shot. It's fine to see them where they really live. In Quebec they are just visiting us couples of weeks in autumn and same time in spring.
A REALLY BEAUTIFUL PICTURE... seems a quiet place to live (without hunters)!
Regards and TFS


Hello Bob.
Great to hear your feeling better. Good to see you're still out and about capturing these wonderful scenes. Great autumn colours and reflections. Good composition and crop. I hope you get the chance to get out to the wilderness you love soon and share it throgh your images.
Best regards, Steve.

Hallo Bob
Fascinating and peaceful landscape with wonderful light and splendid autumn colours. The water looks very inviting, would love to be sitting at a bench just appreciating this wonderful scenery. I think this is the ideal place to relax and forget about the daily rat race we experience. Such a beautiful place! Cool, refreshing and tranquil, nature at its best. Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.
Kind regards

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