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Snow Geese at Sunset

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 5 March 2017 in Animal & Insect.

I captured this image 3 years ago when we still lived in Pennsylvania. I hope you like it - it's still one of my favorite images .

I would like to thank everyone for your Very Kind words regarding my color spotlight image presented just previous to this post...Thank you All So Very Much ;-)

NIKON D800 1/800 second F/11.0 ISO 400 68 mm (35mm equiv.)

** 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

Anne from France

A bit crowded over there ;-) !

5 Mar 2017 7:18am

@Anne: Yes it tis ;-) Thank you, Anne ;-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

They always carry that wonderful sense of Freedom !

5 Mar 2017 8:09am

@Ronnie 2¢: Yes they do ;-) I have a video that I will try to dig up and share soon ;-)

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful image !!

5 Mar 2017 8:56am

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

How I love this scene! They are like a cloud almost ...
Too bad we can't also hear them honk!!!

5 Mar 2017 1:09pm

@franz: Thank you Franz....I have a video that I captured with my iPhone a few years ago...I will try to share it soon ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A fantastic image! Wanted to take a trip to Blackwater Wildlife Refuge to see the snow geese but don't think it will happen anytime soon. It is always amazing to see and hear so many birds together!

5 Mar 2017 6:27pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you Elaine....well you probably only have about 3 weeksmax down where you are....but they are great to see and Hear!! Cheers...

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

It is a sensational image with birds as far as the eye can see, set superbly against wonderful clouds.

5 Mar 2017 11:43pm

@Darkelf Photography: Thank you, DarkElf ;-) I go crazy when the Snow geese start to arrive...and i cannot stay away ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous image of this cloud of geese going overhead. The noise must have been something else.

6 Mar 2017 2:17am

@Steve Rice: I was fairly close to these guys when I shot this series of images 3 years ago - it was less than 2 miles from our house in Easton, PA....anyway, it was LOUD man!! I a year later I wised up and took my cell phone to another location and I recorded geese on video ...I will try to share that piece soon on AM3 - the scenery is not as good by a long shot, but it's a great to hear and see them ;-) Thank You, Steve!

k@ from Paris, France

Wow ! Colors and bunch of birds are stupendous like a painting ! 5***** for U dear pal !

6 Mar 2017 12:02pm

@k@: Thank you so much, dear pal - and I LOVE YOUR bird image of today ;-)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

beau

6 Mar 2017 2:11pm

@L'Angevine: Thank you so much, L'Angevine ;-)

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Thanks for the link to the video Dennis - the sounds was indeed something to behold!

7 Mar 2017 2:09am

@Darkelf Photography: Thanks Maciek! Glad you enjoyed it. Sorry about the poor video quality...

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Wow! This is fantastic!

7 Mar 2017 8:50pm

NIKON D800
1/800 second
F/11.0
ISO 400
68 mm (35mm equiv.)

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