March 25th, 2016 – Avian Friday: Snow Geese

Going back over some older images from the archives this week. Some of the birds I never made it out to photograph this season are the Snow Geese that migrate through Skagit Valley. They travel in large flocks and stop to graze the open grass farm lands in and around the Fir Island area.
Here is a shot of a single bird to show a little more detail of what they look like close up. I’ve also included one of my favorite shots of a flock that was captured from an earlier previous outing as they flew directly overhead on their way back to their evening resting place across Skagit Bay.

Snow Geese (<em>Chen caerulescens </em>)

Fir Island, WA
500mm | 1/80th Sec. @f/13 | ISO 160 | Hand held

Canon 1D Mark III+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM vI

Fir Island, WA
24mm | 1/4000th Sec. @f/8 | ISO 400 | Tripod

Canon 40D + Olympus Zuiko 24mm/f2.8

Processed using LR CC, Photoshop CC, Nik Define & ColorEfx

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,

JayT

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