Canada Geese in Flight

Canada goose in flight - 2014 © Christopher MartinCanon 5DII and 300mm lens + 1.4X extender: 1/1250 second at f/5.6 on ISO 1250

Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) are busy looking for good nesting spots in the Elk Valley and I enjoyed watching them flying along the river when I was in Fernie during Easter.  In urban areas, they border on being a nuisance in many people’s mind, I don’t see them that way.

In the mist - 2014 © Christopher MartinCanon 5DIII and 300mm lens: 1/1000 second at f/5.6 on ISO 3200

Particularly when they are in flight in a wilderness setting, I find them to be a wonderful animal to watch.  The variation in the weather on the morning I spent photographing along the Elk River didn’t hurt the imagery at all.

Up high - 2014 © Christopher MartinCanon 5DII and 300mm lens + 1.4X extender: 1/4000 second at f/6.3 on ISO 500

Air traffic - 2014 © Christopher MartinCanon 5DII and 300mm lens + 1.4X extender: 1/4000 second at f/6.3 on ISO 500

There was fog and light rain in the morning which burned off early leaving sharp light and blue skies.  The forest along the river provided a beautiful backdrop as well.  I had fun with all of it.

Forest flight - 2014 © Christopher MartinCanon 5DII and 300mm lens + 1.4X extender: 1/1600 second at f/5.6 on ISO 1250

2014 © Christopher MartinCanon 5DII and 300mm lens + 1.4X extender: 1/1250 second at f/5.6 on ISO 1250

10 responses

  1. vastlycurious.com

    I hate these F%$#@&*^$ geese but you transformed them in flight!

    May 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm

  2. elmediat

    Excellent. It is easy to forget their beauty when people keep complaining about the mess the geese make. Nice to reminded that there is a balance to nature. 🙂

    May 5, 2014 at 11:19 pm

  3. Lovely light and contrast on the first goose.

    May 4, 2014 at 1:23 pm

  4. Ridiculously clear and sharp. My first word when I saw this photo series was “Wow.” I love it.

    May 3, 2014 at 9:17 pm

  5. Awesome shot!

    May 3, 2014 at 3:32 pm

  6. Majestic

    May 2, 2014 at 9:21 pm

  7. Great shot!

    May 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm

  8. Amazing shot man, cheers

    May 2, 2014 at 11:15 am

  9. Awesome second shot Chris! Love the muted colors.

    May 2, 2014 at 11:04 am

  10. Cant get any better!! Thanks for sharing

    May 2, 2014 at 10:57 am

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