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Snow Goose landing

Snow Goose landing

One of my favourite Snow Goose pictures. I took it a few weeks ago near the Reifel Bird Sanctuary. My daughter and I happened across a large flock on a field and I managed to grab some good shots as the birds took off and landed with the mountains in the background. It was one of those days when so many things were just right....


Brad East

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Date: Thu April 28, 2011
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angela taylor
What a wonderful shot ,love it. Angela
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#1 Thu April 28, 2011 5:30pm

As you will find out I like to view photos by what they teach me. This is an excellent composition. What makes it so? From my perspective the lower background contrasts in shade and tone with the upper background. The middle background that is precisely behind the bird is more a blend of the two in tone. Consequently, the eye senses a balance in the background. The bird is more or less placed on the line between the two dominant colors of the background. Consequently the subject is well placed in the overall composition. Also, the sharp action details of the bird provides a visually interesting subject. This is why it works so well as a composition, it seems to me. Well done.
#2 Thu April 28, 2011 5:46pm

Thanks for the comments. And Bob, thanks for your analysis of the picture. Just got a bit lucky, I guess. Thanks goodness for burst mode!

One other thing I like about this image, in contrast to some of the others I've taken, is that, other than the dark colours on the bird, there actually isn't a lot of contrast. And despite the warm tones on some of the goose, the cool colours of the background still dominate. At least that's my amateurish opinion. :-)

#3 Thu April 28, 2011 6:09pm

Splendid fly shot.The picture is perfect, as sharp and clear. The subject and the background are really well captured. Very nice. Ciao
#4 Thu April 28, 2011 6:37pm

Great shot. Smile!
#5 Thu April 28, 2011 8:00pm

Like it, great balance between bird and background, you still have to decide to take the picture for it to be a 'Lucky' shot.

Smoke me a kipper.........I'll be back for breakfast ~ Ace Rimmer
#6 Thu April 28, 2011 10:55pm

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