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Snow Goose Blast Off

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 22 January 2016 in Animal & Insect.

With sincere apologies for the very poor quality of this image, here (again from my archives) we see the split second "takeoff" of thousands of Snow Geese from the waters of Merrill Creek Reservoir in Western New Jersey.

This is an exhilarating sight to see. And even from the great distance that is obvious here, the raucous noise is very loud :-)

In a few more days, I will present to you the scene we all look for.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/320 second F/5.6 ISO 100 76 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

OLYMPUS E-510
1/320 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
76 mm

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