Saturday, January 16, 2010

Camera Critters # 93 - Canada Geese


This past Fall I was at a little local lake and was taking photos of the  Canada Geese. I always think of Michele from Canada and all I learned from her when taking geese photos.

The geese were co-operative and did a lot of cool things as I approached.

I was even able to zoom in close to see the results of eating the grass.

They eventually tired of me and flew to the lake. I liked the shadows in this shot.

Later in the day the Sun was blocked by rain clouds and I got this moody photo at another lake.

Check out the neat critters at the above site.

28 comments:

Michael said...

Some great goose shots here. You caught some good action.

KaHolly said...

Fabulous shots! I read a very interesting book about Canada Geese by Berndt Heinrich called The Geese of Beaver Bog. You might enjoy it! ~karen

eileeninmd said...

They are all great Geese shots. Love the flight shot.

Lavender Cottage said...

Good photos. I too like the one with the shadows - really cool.

imac said...

Just had a Gander at your wonderful Geese photos Tom.

Carletta said...

These are really great Tom!
I love the closeup with the grass still on the beak.

Warren Baker said...

We have lots of Canada's over here FG, there are regarded as a pest by some - not me though. :-)

Jenn Jilks said...

AH, green grass. I do miss it! And my geese friends!

Darla said...

Great captures Fishing Guy! I love to hear their honking to announce their arrival..

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures of the geese, Tom... Love the 'up close and personal' one..
Betsy

Janie said...

Great photos of the geese! I like the zoomed in shot.
Great new header with the rhinos.

Tammie Lee said...

these are fun photos, thanks for sharing

George said...

I like your shots of the geese, especially the photo where you got them in flight. I'm very glad they cooperated for you.

Joy said...

Great shots. I love that up-close portrait. :o)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Excellent capture of those shadows.The moody picture is also great.
Blessings,Ruth

Gaelyn said...

Nice shots of the geese Tom. Did I tell you congrats on the header.

ellen said...

What a great entry you have. Hope you have a nice weekend. God Bless!

lv2scpbk said...

Ducks and geese seem the way to go this week.

Twisted Fencepost said...

They are all gone from here for now. But they will be passing by again soon on their journey North. I love to watch and listen to them when they're flying over.

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful. Just gorgeous. They sure do love the camera.

A Blog In The Rough said...

wow what impressive wing spans! Canadian Geese are all over the place here and are definitely neat to take blog pictures of :)

wenn said...

she's beautiful. i saw two geese this morning but i didn't hv my camera with me.

Evelyn Howard said...

Great photos.

Tom said...

Hi Fishing Guy,
Firstly your header is a stunner and was a worthy winner.
We get large flocks of these geese in winter... the farmers hate them but I do like to see them when I'm out and about...
I am trying to catch up on some blog visiting today... it as been my pleasure to come here and see and read your postings... catch up on Wednesday for this weeks header comp.

Willard said...

Hi Tom,

An excellent variety of geese shots. I look forward to late winter and early spring when they become easy to see again in our area.

Martha in PA said...

Great shots. I still need to get some good shots of Canadian Geese. I see them in areas where I can't get off the road to "shoot" them!

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Michele J said...

Gee Tom... did you ever get a wonderful close up of his face!! Wow that's awesome.
Thank you for your kind words in here. You always say things that make me blush.
I am missing my feathered friends soooooo much and I cannot wait for them to make their return. It will be quite some yet but it's so exciting to think about it and their young ones in the spring time!!

Hope you are all doing well, and know that Marcell and I are thinking about you and we send our best wishes.
Hugs♥

Tipper said...

Cute geese : )