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For Ricks Mother 2 Geese

For Ricks Mother 2 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: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax Kr
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-08 12:30
Viewed: 2276
Points: 16
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Canadian Geese
I took this over the back of my shoulder without turning.... after having moved from my wheelchair to the caregivers car. It had not been a good day...actually as far as wildlife this has been a bad year. Native Americans say their ocean is dead.. And I say these two on a mid October Day were among a handful I have seen at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.

My days of walking partially in on the trial are gone now. I could, in theory, do it from my wheelchair but there is no legal place to park...nor safe. So that is why this one was really a lucky grab for me. Having been a photographer for 45 plus years, I believe is what we see in the viewinder is what we get. So there is a crp...quite a big one and the forward goose is near the edge of the lens, hence not in good focus.

One rarely gets second chances when birds are flying low. I thank my Creator for helping me with this one. Dedicated to Rick Prices mother who passed away last night at age 91. May God Rest her soul in peace of angels..
Bob Shannon
Pacific NW News Service

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-08 12:32]

Hi Bob,this is a great shot,i would to do the same one day but the birds doesn't love me....ehehe..you caught very well this opportunity whit great timing and great details too despite the fast mouvement and the difficult light,very well done my friend! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-08 12:38]

Hello Bob,
Good to see you so active here.
Very nice photo of these Canadian Geese in flight. Good sharpness, beautiful natural colours and a great composition.

Ciao Bob, great capture of lovely in-flight couple, perfect focus, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Bob,
You are so correct we normally one receive one chance in our photography at subjects that pass near us. Alike in our beliefs in God, we have one life, and in that one life we each must become the better person in the eyes of all we meet. My 3rg manuscript, titled; "The Winds of Change," begins the downslide of mankind once the west was taken from the Chinook and all the Nations of the Native Americans. The Earth of yesterday is not the Earth of today, with the encroachment of man into the regions of the world once untouched by the many has brought The Winds of Change upon us all. Governments and their wishes for wealth and prosperity; "When I ask, will they ever learn that we have only one Earth?"
I have seen more Canada Geese here overhead from where I live than in most years, I will have to take a journey to the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge and walk out to the rear areas where I was a nest surveyor and determine just how bad the situation is now regarding wildlife and man's encroachmenmt into their nesting grounds.
Keep strong and keep shooting...

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-11-08 19:50]

Hello Bob, a beautiful dedication...Sorry to hear of her passing..
Looks like you do a pretty good job with the over the shoulder shot. The front one as you stated may be just a tad out of the focal plane, but the second one is tac sharp.
Turnbull has been good to you in the past and it appears to still have plenty of photo opportunities left in it.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-11-09 4:42]

Hello Bob,
We don't see these geese in my country,but we know them well by the pictures on TN, shown by different members. I'm amazed that you succeeded to make this shot of two flying specimen.
Even not having reached the perfect focus, the attitude of the birds is interesting. And the whole is a very dynamic shot.
Just keep taking some pictures, Bob:-)
Kind regards

Hi Robert,

The geese are well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the détails and colors of the Canadian Geese in flight. The light has a good effct on the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Bob

Beautiful dedication with beautiful photo
of these Canadian Geese flying high in the sky,
and showing serenity of the beautiful view, TFS.


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