I mentioned I went to the Library pond on Sunday morning . . . Canada geese were also there.
Frankly, I was not too interested in them . . . except one of them kept honking. I knew what that meant; it meant it was calling for some friends to drop by.
And drop by they did, coming in fast and low, and under my radar until they were pretty close.
Edited to Add: I’m adding the additional shot I have of this sequence. The above sequence makes it appear as if they would be landing while banking. They actually straightened out just before touching down (which I missed both because my buffer filled up, and because it was behind more twigs from a bush in front of me).
I was not a happy camper, but little did I know I would be even less of a happy camper in a few minutes.
You see, that one goose was still honking . . . more were on the way. I moved to get a better shot at the landing zone, and that’s when they came in, again low and fast.
I brought the camera up quickly, but this time I had a bit of trouble hitting the focus . . . the shots I got looked great in the viewfinder, but all were either slightly blurred, or just plain out of focus. Crap, and double crap!
I did not want to waste them, so I hit on the following idea; I would take the shots, and run them through the Simplify plugin (Topaz). Do ’em up all artsy-like, as if that was my intention to begin with.
I give you . . . Artsy Landing!
OK, not quite picture perfect, but I did not want to junk these photos. I don’t have others of Canada Geese landing, so until I can get me more I will have to be happy with these . . . and so will you.
There is a SmugMug Gallery for these, but half are the pseudo paintings. Still, if that’s what you want to see at full resolution, click HERE..
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