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Canada Goose Landing on Bow River

Canada Goose Landing on Bow River
Photo Information
Copyright: John Reasbeck (ubc64) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 25 N: 122] (555)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-05
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 AF-S VR 4.5-5.6 IF ED
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-06 16:30
Viewed: 1777
Points: 4
[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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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

Hello John
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!
TFS Janice

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