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Some geese

drjimbob

Bowie, US
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Wed 16-Jan-08 01:24 PM

Hello -

I posted a couple of these in the "waterfowl" thread over in the "a picture I took" forum, but I thought I'd see if I could get some feedback from the experts over here.

Little public park pond, Bowie, MD around sunset
F100, Quantaray 70-300mm f4-5.6 @300mm with a Quantaray 2X extender, no filter
All pictures either 1/125 or 1/250 and f/5.6
Fujicolor Superia 400

#1 - I wanted to pretty much fill the frame, but would this have been better if I'd had a complete reflection of the goose in the water? I don't know if I could have composed any differently anyway, as I was using manual focus and following the goose with my tripod mount as it slowly swam toward shore.

#2 - Do any of you photographer/natuarlists know what's wrong with this goose? For the 30 minutes or so I was at the pond, this goose's tongue was hanging out. I'm assuming the goose had injured his (her?) tongue somehow. Is that a good guess, or is this normal goose behavior?

A note about the scan - on the original print, you can nicely see the water droplets on the goose's breast. The scan lost quite a bit of the sharpness of the original.

Happy Shooting!! Bob T

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