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This was an amazing sight to witness, thousands of geese, mostly snow geese, taking off. I knew they were about to take off from the loud sounds they were starting to make. Luckily, I got off a few good shots. It was near the end of the day and I was just getting ready to leave. The Canadian Geese were actually landing, and that is probably what caused the snow geese to take off.
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Makes me think about the Movie Birds from Alfred Hitchcock. It can be quite intimidating to be around so much bird :-)
@ 2009-12-22 15:56:17
Excellent! Must have been an amazing moment.
@ 2009-12-22 16:21:01
Wow, great capture. It's amazing how many you got in one frame.
@ 2009-12-22 16:49:16
wow, great shot
@ 2009-12-22 18:21:45
man, that sure are a lot birds! i'm not into hunting, but i'm guessing there's a high probability of me not missing a shot.. :D great capture.. :)
@ 2009-12-22 20:00:01
Oh wow, that's wonderful! I was in the middle of a huge flock of small shorebirds once here, and it was the most amazing thing to be amidst them when they all took off around me.
@ 2009-12-22 21:32:06
so many of them! and so much motion - and yet none of them looks confused - it almost looks choreographed.
@ 2009-12-22 21:46:38
its like they know something!!!!!
@ 2009-12-22 21:52:11
Excellent shot John, Merry Christmas to you !
@ 2009-12-22 22:00:18
Taking off and landing at the same time, this is in fact excellent capture, and so many of them. John, your bird photos are very unique. Anna :)
@ 2009-12-23 00:42:07
Très beau, très poétique !
Happy Christmas !
@ 2009-12-23 02:29:12
Magnifique envolée d'oies. Beau travail.
@ 2009-12-23 05:17:53
spectacular shot, bravo
@ 2009-12-23 05:19:53
Hello, The starting forward for warmer. Splendid flight of these migrants. Good day and beautiful Christmas.
@ 2009-12-23 05:25:24
no pigeons, but ducks! great bw .. well , i just go to eat foie gras.... de canard avec champagne :-))
@ 2009-12-23 06:06:16
Wow, what a wonderful poetic composition John.
Merry Christmas to you.
@ 2009-12-23 06:45:54
Nature can be so beautiful. Great picture!
@ 2009-12-23 07:43:37
Brilliant capture! Merry Christmas to you, John!
@ 2009-12-23 08:31:14
wonderful captured... suddenly ... chaos!!! merry christmas
@ 2009-12-23 09:04:50
Great image John...perfectly in black&white! Merry Christmas to you too :)
@ 2009-12-23 12:05:53
Great image, I like the texture that create the birds.
@ 2009-12-23 12:26:31
He intentado conar los pajaros, pero no he podido
@ 2009-12-23 12:31:53
Wow how overwhelming! So many!
Arjan - PLsticDaisy
@ 2009-12-23 13:24:16
Simply excellent John, great capture! I wish you a merry christmas and happy holidays!
@ 2009-12-23 15:14:06
you really have fast reactions
great job, john
my best season's greetings
@ 2009-12-23 15:43:26
Pretty amazing sight, they must have made a lot of noise. B&W was a good choice.
Framed and Shot
@ 2009-12-23 19:09:15
it just doesn't get any better than this!!! i simply LOVE your nature shots!!! each one a beautiful gem!!! happy holidays mate!!! :)
@ 2009-12-23 22:05:47
what a gorgeous shot, i thought i commented on this before must have just stared at it then left haha.... beautiful moment to capture my friend (and i'm not young) lol
@ 2009-12-23 22:33:11
What a capture, John. I've seen them on TV and been amazed and wished I could see them in person...and hear them. They're such graceful creatures.
@ 2009-12-23 23:09:02
A very beautiful capture !!
Merry Christmas to you and your family !
@ 2009-12-24 00:01:52
I bet it was incredible standing there as they took to the skies. This is stunning, with such a sense of flow and movement, I almost have to duck (no pun intended) out of the way in case they hit me. Superb
@ 2009-12-24 00:16:11
Wait. Are you saying the Canadian geese displace the snow geese, John? I guess I thought they all were Canadian geese flying south for the winter! Man! That's a lot of geese...and you were there to grab the opportunity.
@ 2009-12-24 00:45:22
Wow, so beautiful! Fantastic shot! Merry Christmas!
@ 2009-12-24 02:11:40
Beautiful b&w, John. I wish you and your familiy a Merry Christmas.
@ 2009-12-24 04:52:37
So long...and thanks for all the fish (I am sorry to steal the quote but couldn't help it)
@ 2009-12-24 05:10:34
outstanding capt! merry Christmas my friend!
@ 2009-12-24 06:07:49
Hello, nice composition, bravo!
@ 2009-12-24 06:33:48
Extraordinary moment you captured. Beautiful site and scene. All the best to you and yours..happy holidays!!!
@ 2009-12-24 07:56:06
Amazing display of nature. I'm just glad I'm not directly underneath them! Merry Christmas to you as well!
@ 2009-12-24 09:07:03
Good thing they are flying away rather at you... that could have been a interesting view... Great shot.
@ 2009-12-24 09:08:19
Merry Christmas, John! Have a great holiday...
@ 2009-12-24 09:48:31
Fabulous capture .
Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday season time :))
@ 2009-12-24 11:28:07
An amazing capture. You were fortunate to be there and ready to get such a nice picture. Merry Christmas and a pleasant week leading up to the new year.
@ 2009-12-24 11:48:07
A very beautiful capture in B&W.
@ 2009-12-24 11:51:00
Wow! What a great capture! Happy holidays to you and yours!
Susan @ 2009-12-24 16:31:42
Such a wonderful treat - thank you, John - and Merry Christmas.
@ 2009-12-24 23:27:32
Wow, the textures, composition and tones in this image are spot on. Wonderful work!
@ 2009-12-25 02:26:59
oh my Godddddddddd!!!!
@ 2009-12-25 04:45:18
Snow geese on the move . . have a Merry Christmas !
Lilly and Ronnie 2¢
@ 2009-12-25 07:04:11
Magnificent and imprssive flight... but without sound for us...
Merry Christmas, John
Regards from Paris
@ 2009-12-25 12:07:50
Fabulous catch. Merry Christmas, John!
@ 2009-12-25 15:11:56
WOW...amazing capture. Love the drams of the black and white processing. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday!
@ 2009-12-25 15:15:45
Stunning work, as usual, John.
Clever decision to turn the photo to black and white, making it not a 'scenery/birds' photo, but into a work of patterns.
Always fun to see your works!
...And, of course - Merry Christmas! :)
@ 2009-12-26 10:56:58
ces oies des neiges et bernaches du Canada sont un enchantement pour les yeux et le coeur !
Merry Christmas, John. Bonnes fêtes à vous et à vos proches...
@ 2009-12-26 14:05:20
I like this. A lot going on. They look like fighter bombers. The black and white suits this shot.
@ 2009-12-26 18:33:11
Un magnifique nuages de plumes en partance vers de nouveaux horizons .
@ 2009-12-26 18:41:34
a beautiful picture..Happy Christmas time, John..!!
@ 2009-12-26 18:54:19
Great shot, this number of birds that makes me feel great dynamics in this photo. It is amazing.
@ 2009-12-27 17:23:28
Great sense of movement in this shot. Great b&w light and tones!
@ 2009-12-27 17:44:13
What an amazing scene... you did well to capture it!
mark / one way photo
@ 2009-12-28 02:42:53
so nice to see a frame filled with birds! hope you had a beautiful christmas!
@ 2009-12-28 04:33:39
@ 2009-12-28 10:51:27
nice! awesome title too!
@ 2009-12-28 12:28:54
Awesome and amazing capture!
@ 2009-12-28 14:28:22
They must sense the snow coming from the freak snow we had here in Texas on 12/24. Wonderful cpature. I like the treatment in B+W.
@ 2009-12-28 17:50:11
Excellent...great focus and composition.
Happy Holidays to you John!
@ 2009-12-28 18:02:47
I bet it was amazing to see. Wonderful photo.
@ 2009-12-28 22:12:53
i feel like i'm in the movie birds...everyone run!!!
@ 2009-12-29 12:42:41
Amazing!! Love the Canadian geese in the mix. It must have been an amazing sight in person.
@ 2009-12-29 21:29:34
I wish you a Happy New Year!
@ 2009-12-30 06:19:59
WOW! What a scene to capture! There must be thousands of them!!
Hope you had a great Christmas!
@ 2009-12-30 11:16:43
Amigo mio que pasada de fotografia, con esos cientos de patos volando en la misma direccion, me gusta el contraste en blanco & negro que ha aplicado en esta fotografia, un fuerte abrazo John!!!
@ 2009-12-31 13:11:02
A very cool image indeed. I must be getting old though, because my first thought was 'what a mess that will be!' Right place, right time here and it payed off.
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@ 2009-12-31 14:11:09
what a great capture John. Those geese are amazing the way you captured them -- cute title too. It's a really unique feeling hearing them too isn't it?
@ 2009-12-31 15:38:34
Wow! I absolutely love this one John! Bravo to you!
@ 2010-01-01 09:19:29
Powerful image, I like this in B&W.
@ 2010-01-01 15:36:23
sympa ce rendu.
@ 2010-01-03 16:29:34
Love the texture.
@ 2010-01-04 02:24:50
whoa! so many birds! great picture!
@ 2010-01-05 14:09:37
comme des fleurs parsemées dans le ciel, elles volent...
@ 2010-01-06 07:35:33
Like the tonning and the motion in the shot
@ 2010-01-06 09:59:53
Excellent work - you were definitely in the right place at the right time.
@ 2010-01-06 22:59:13
Wonderful shot, very well done. Beautiful image!
@ 2010-01-07 01:15:57
wow wow wow! GREAT SHOT~ BRAVO :)
@ 2010-01-07 08:47:10
Simply BREATHTAKING John!!! I just love this beautiful swarm of Geese with the lovely tones...so well done in mono!!
@ 2010-01-12 02:00:10
Great image. Truly an exodus. I like it in Black and White. Bye, D.
@ 2010-01-12 04:15:02
Great shot, as a child I used to see a great deal of bird migration each year, but these days only in photographs thanks to photographers.
@ 2010-01-12 13:32:12
beautiful picture - moment frozen in time
@ 2010-01-20 05:41:11
Like this in B+W, and wow, what an exodus. No doubt they were getting a head start toward the sugar confectionary :-)
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