Canada Goose Landing Blur
Guy Tal is an excellent photographer whose writing I find to often be inspirational and always thought provoking. He is currently running a series of weekly photography contests with the first theme being Natural Abstracts. This is the image that first came to mind when I was reading the outline for the contest. I photographed this Canada Goose landing on a small pond in Bragg Creek, Alberta on May 1st, 2008. Much like this year, the winter had held a tight grip until the middle of April so the brown hues in the image are due to the still dormant greens of spring leaving the trees bare and the dark earth uncovered. I have photographed many Canada Geese but this panning image is a favourite for the energy in the landing and the color palette matching the bird’s coloring with the environment around it.
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This entry was posted on April 27, 2011 by Christopher Martin. It was filed under Animals, Birds, Bragg Creek, Spring and was tagged with alberta, animal, bird, bragg creek, Branta Canadensis, Canada Goose, flight, flying, panning, photography, pond, splash, spring, water, wildlife.