Saturday, February 23, 2008

Eagles?

Sheryl, Tammy, and I went down to the roller dam to try for some photos of the eagles. Guess what? The eagles were NOT cooperating - there were only a couple, and they just sat in the trees and looked pretty. BUT, the Canadian Geese were more than happy to stand in for a photo shoot, eh! Tammy was our official goose wrangler. I had brought along half a bag of bread to pay... er... bribe the geese. I plopped my butt down and sat in the snow (TG for LL Bean snow pants and parka!) for an hour while Tammy chucked bread to the geese. I have to tell you - some of it ended up IN Tammy and some of it ended up IN my hair. We started out with one little mallard and ended up with a LOT of geese... probably about a hundred all told. So here's the math part: I took 494 photos and saved 43... so I ended up with 8.7% (yep - I'm weird - I like the math!!). So here are a couple of my favorites - I have to say, I think the head shots are my VERY favorites.
mode: shutter priority ~ f/5.3 ~ 1/1000 ~ ISO-220 ~ 180mm
mode: shutter priority ~ f/4.8 ~ 1/1250 ~ ISO-200 ~ 92mm
mode: shutter priority ~ f/5.6 ~ 1/1000 ~ ISO-200 ~ 220mm
mode: shutter priority ~ f/5 ~ 1/1000 ~ ISO-200 ~ 155mm

10 comments:

Mindy said...

that last one is simply amazing!

Michee said...

These are beautiful!

SmultronPia said...

They look great! I have to say the same, the headshots are amazing!

Tesa said...

Wow! These pics are soooo awesome! I'm amazed over all the beauty you capture every time you go out with your camera!

scrapperlicious said...

wow! These are stunning! Love the close-ups too!

Jane said...

Fantastic!! love geese!! the bottom two are really good!!

tonya said...

hehehe, they turned out great.

Tracey said...

wowzers girl, I just love the shots you are getting, it is worth all the patience and LOL at the maths thingy, statistics interest me (not that I am ever able to remember them lol

Have a great week my friend XXX

~Ane~ said...

all of them are great, but I really like the "portrait" one!

Gayle said...

These are awesome...the headshots are amazing!!!