Canada Goose Landing on Bow River
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Yesterday, I was at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in Calgary. Most of the shots I took were from the end of one of the trails, where there's a good view of the Bow River. As you can see, there's still ice and snow there. Although, while I was there, several large pieces of ice broke off and were carried down the river. The shot I've posted shows a Canada Goose coming in for a landing near a Mallard. Throughout the several hours I was there, ducks and geese either landed on the ice or flew off to different locations -- typically, somewhere else along the river. Many of the birds were in the water, although most were on the ice.|
In PP, I had to crop some of the top of the shot, so I balanced the top portion with the bottom. I applied a little brightness and contrast, and used the Gamma Correction. I also did a little Smart Sharpen. Obviously, I could have cropped the Mallard, but I thought that he added a little reference and balance.
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- [2010-03-06 21:49]
It's a very nice POV, John.
The goose spreading his wings looked really wide. It's cool that his face has a small white area matching with the ice. I like his shadow too. TFS
Nice action shot of this Canada Goose coming in for a landing. I can't remember see the white mark on the hind end of the goose. Great view of the wing span of the goose. I love the look that the duck is giving you. Cute!