Carole Kropscot, FPSA  

Wings at Wyandotte Lake by Carole Kropscot, FPSA

June 2018 - Wings at Wyandotte Lake

About the Image(s)

It was fun but exasperating to try to get a good composition of the geese flapping their wings and creating a lot of mayhem at a local lake. It's a shame that geese like to be so close together! I like this photo the best of my shoot that day because I caught the goose in the background with his/her mouth open! I used 1/500 sec but still got some motion blur!

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10 comments posted

Kerstin Köneke   Kerstin Köneke
Yes, you followed the theme to the point! Good light and a nice picture of wing action.   Posted: 06/03/2018 01:20:48

Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
good photo. one bird is flapping, one is talking and one looks like they're just swimming underneath the water !
Good color of the water and the geese. Good theme.   Posted: 06/05/2018 20:47:15

Ally Green   Ally Green
Good sharpness of the eye of the leading goose and good water action! I would have cut out the log and the second head of the goose by the wing as it looks as if it is coming out of the wing! Just to simplify the photo.   Posted: 06/11/2018 13:25:51

Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
This is a great action shot! I like the wing motion & the splashing water. I suggest cropping at the bottom just to the reflection of the log. Also agree with Ally on removing the partial bird head & the head on the left side.   Posted: 06/13/2018 16:16:38
Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
I had thought of digitally removing that one bird. I guess I didn't do it because I was frustrated with myself that I didn't stay at the lake long enough to get a really great shot of these birds. The weather was so hot that I just couldn't force myself to shoot more...and I jumped into my air conditioned car! The birds are there every year, so I'll try again!   Posted: 06/14/2018 17:45:32
Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
If you had stayed there the shot would not have been the same. You captured the "moment"   Posted: 06/14/2018 20:35:09

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
There are several distractions that could be removed, but wouldn't the strict rules of nature photography make that a no-no? The two main birds and the log make a very nice triangular composition. The splashing is far more interesting than the calm water we usually see with swimming geese. Nice job.   Posted: 06/13/2018 17:38:20
Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
A video would've captured all the excited motion! The birds were quite active and acted annoyed at each other, and that makes for great action. But they're usually too close together because there are so many of them. Hard to get a shot without lots of bird distractions. Same way every year!   Posted: 06/15/2018 10:15:13
Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
Yes, Connie, for nature that would be illegal. However, you can do anything you want to for PID-C (color) or PID-M (monochrome)   Posted: 06/16/2018 14:06:28

Walter Ross   Walter Ross
Great image of wings. I would like a different camera angle,
but you would have to walk on water,   Posted: 06/14/2018 15:07:41