Mike Patterson  

Low Rider by Mike Patterson

July 2024 - Low Rider

About the Image(s)

As we sat on the rocky shore of Orcas Island off the northwest coast of Washington in early June, we watched as a flock of Canada Geese floated past us. They usually just glide along but in this instance, one lay low in the water and extended its head. I thought it was an unusual pose and added a point of interest. Shot with a Canon 7D and 70-300 mm lens at full power.

5 comments posted

Nigel Dalton   Nigel Dalton
Nice natural looking capture Mike and the pose of the one with its neck extended is different. They always tell us that odd numbers are better - did you think about cloning out the front one? I like the reflections though so might be a shame to get rid of it.   Posted: 07/04/2024 04:17:01

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Very nice image Mike. I have been told that the front goose with the head up is the primary look-out for the others. The image is sharp and tells a good story. I know rules can be broken but when you have odd numbers it keeps your eyes from wondering. I removed one goose and I think it makes a stronger image. What do you think?   Posted: 07/06/2024 07:40:05
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Nigel Dalton   Nigel Dalton
That would have been my go to as well Tom. Much stronger.
  Posted: 07/08/2024 10:00:15
Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
My wife loves your edits. So that settles it! It's much better. Thanks for your good eyes.   Posted: 07/08/2024 12:04:30
Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Mike, you're the one with the good eye for getting the shot in the first place.   Posted: 07/08/2024 12:06:58


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