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Snow Geese Landing

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 7 March 2011 in Animal & Insect.

These are 10s of thousands of Snow Geese landing on Middle Creek Reservoir at sunset. I'm not a bird photographer, but wanted to give some idea of the scene to which we were treated.

NIKON D300 1/250 second F/11.0 ISO 200 200 mm


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DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Beautifully captured. What an amazing sight.
I have just watched the fabulous documentary film, "Oceans," and this image fits right in. :-)

7 Mar 2011 7:19am

@DULCIE: It was amazing. Thank you!

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

good timing

7 Mar 2011 8:43am

@Chantal: Thanks!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

wow . . that's an amazing number of birds . . and it sure looks chaotic but you don't see collisions so there must be some kinda 'air rules' that apply !

7 Mar 2011 9:40am

@Ronnie 2¢: This was only a portion of all the birds in the air.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

You succeeded! This is a very nice birdscape. The blue tones of the water and sky are complementary to the brown strip of woods in the midground, and the white birds have a nice backdrop.

7 Mar 2011 10:43am

@Julie Brown: Thank you, Julie.

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

And it is quite effective Anita.

7 Mar 2011 1:53pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

WOWOOOW!Superb capture and so impressive scene,great nature!

7 Mar 2011 2:18pm

@Iknow: Thanks! Seeing all these geese was quite impressive.

Kala from United States

Beautifully captured.

7 Mar 2011 5:57pm

@Kala: Thank you.

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

What a scenery! Excellent shot.

7 Mar 2011 8:00pm

@Mirjam: Thanks. It was a lovely sight.

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Beautiful shot!

7 Mar 2011 8:25pm

@Stefan: Thank you.

karla from Omaha, United States

Lovely! I like the blues at top and bottom, with the brown strip in the middle. You caught the flurry of flight here!

8 Mar 2011 12:25am

@karla: This was multiplied several times in real life.

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Gorgeous capture of these myriads of birds in motion. Lighting and colors are perfect!

8 Mar 2011 8:38am

@Arnd: Thank you!

Marcie from Newton, United States

OMG....this simply takes my breath away. How I'd love to be there to witness (and photograph) this scene! Love..love..love it!

8 Mar 2011 10:17am

@Marcie: Being there was quite an experience. They flew overhead and then landed on the lake.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Wow! That had to be spectacular!

9 Mar 2011 4:38am

@Barbara Kile: It was quite an experience.

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Nice Anita!

10 Mar 2011 11:02pm

@Trina: Thanks, Trina.

1/250 second
ISO 200
200 mm