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Winters Here On Lake Erie

Winters Here On Lake Erie
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Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 862 W: 47 N: 1539] (7132)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-17
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon REBEL XTi, CANON 55-200mm
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-18 14:28
Viewed: 1630
Points: 26
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After the big snowstorm came through the next day we had strong 45knot winds for 24 hours. When I got up the next day there were somewhere in the midst of 100 or more Canadian Geese all bunched together down on the ice, they were there all together so tight keeping warm I suspect. As the morning came and the sun rose and started shining little by little you would hear the honks start and a group of them would walk up on the ice a bit and then fly off, then a little while later another group, this went on for hours until the majority of them were gone, when they left what remained was a big opened space of slush ice that they had kept from freezing by their paddling feet and body warmth I would suspect. They are such fascinating creatures!

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Brrrrrrrrr. Flying away for winter Donna? Excellent image, lovely subdued colour and fine detail. TFS,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-12-18 16:48]

How wonderful to have seen all that coming and going. I'd love to have been there Donna. Isn't amazing how they all work in unison. They fly south to the warmth, and then fly back next year for you summer and breeding? I remember the movie with Anna Paquin in called ''Fly Away Home'' many years ago.
Thank you for sharing

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2007-12-18 19:20]

Hello Donna,

Beautifull shot.
Lovely tones, and their flight is fantastic..

Enjoy the days..

jean paul

Hello Donna!

Yep ,they are doing just like your Old man is doing with his ship whe she is docked in icy waters, to keep the waters around the propeller ice free ( to avoid damages to the prop , blades )
I guess you were a bit too far here , and you were to the limit of your camera/lens. A bit more sharpeness here would have made it better. But the composition is excellent.

They left our area , a while ago (^_^). Still a long way to go !

Cheers and Season's Greetings wherever you will be during the Holiday Season!

Hi Donna,
Belle présentation et jolies couleurs, belle composition et détails, Bravo..

Hello Donna,
This looks like winter indeed!
An amazing amount of birds, they will probably stay as long as there is no ice on the water...
Pablo -

Hi Donna,

Lovely place . . I like fishing . . and must be plenty of fishes around . .
Excellent composition at the right time . . combination of birds are the sand and some flying . .
Lovely scene . .


:-)) will be back this afternoon

Hi Donna,
Very beautiful composition and winter.beautifıl colours and details.well done.TFS.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-12-19 3:47]

Looks like a very tough life!
Great cold colours to convey the chill. Superb details, Donna

It’s a nice shot and you took it well. I like its composition. Also, the cold light is fine.
Best wishes,

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-12-19 18:43]

Hi Donna,
I am amazed that they are still here in Southern Ontario. If I had wings, I would be in Florida or some place warm long time ago!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2007-12-20 3:58]

Great shot Donna, life is not always easy for birds in the cold. Well composed scene and technically very good !



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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-04-01 21:01]

Hi Dona...
Fantastic capture of the "Winters on Lake Erie" - Lovely mood..!
I love the composition, colors, nice details the framing ...
Well done,
Rgd. George

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