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The "Birds"

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 7 March 2018 in Animal & Insect.

OK, Actually these are geese - Snow geese, to be exact.

Each winter, Hundreds of Thousands of Snow Geese migrate to Pennsylvania from Labrador and Northern Canada.

Although most of my ventures to photograph Snow Geese would be an easy jaunt to Merrill Creek Reservoir (a short ride from our house in Easton, PA when we lived there until early autumn of 2017).

This scene, however, was captured at another Pennsylvania reserve called Middle Creek Reserve...a bit south and west from our home in Easton.
Middle Creek was a 90 minute drive from our house. Still not that far....and always worth the effort.

(I titled this post "The Birds" because we recently watched Alfred Hitchcock's movie "The Birds," which was a terrifying movie in it's day, 1963...rather amazing nowadays. )

NIKON D800 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 105 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

NIKON D800
1/250 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
105 mm (35mm equiv.)

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