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Matt K.
10-12-2010, 08:43 PM
Driving toward my brother in law's house by Stettler we saw some large white fowl on a slough. Thinking they could be swans we decided to take a closer look. They were not swans, but snow geese, and Canada geese. Quite a number of them. I readied my camera and approached:

Snow Geese

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/5076880946_4cbae498bf_z.jpg

They were placidly swimming about not paying any attention to me at all. But ...

then I had to sneeze

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/5076881520_80aca188b0_z.jpg

Needless to say:

they took off.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/5076879282_e86cbe0f7d_z.jpg

First a few ...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/5076284501_341f723a48_z.jpg

and then they got word out to the others on the slough ...

Hundreds of them ...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/5076285089_e58aa2bf2a_b.jpg

needless to say I was quite excited ... I have not seen snow geese in the wild, and it was quite the spectacle.

Iguanasan
10-12-2010, 08:46 PM
What a cool set. Did you really sneeze!? :laughing::laughing::laughing:

Well, it gave you quite a spectacle to photograph and they turned out really nice. :thumbup::thumbup:

edG
10-12-2010, 08:46 PM
cool set Matt

Matt K.
10-12-2010, 09:20 PM
Thanks, gang, oh, and here is a crop of one of the images ...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/5076384949_7fd26d2be5_b.jpg

asnow
10-12-2010, 11:09 PM
Nice set. Wow, that is a lot of geese.
As in .. if a tree falls in the forest does it make any noise ... If a Matt K walks by a slough does he make any noise. I guess the answer is yes.

casil403
10-12-2010, 11:22 PM
Nice ones there Matt. :)

edG
10-13-2010, 06:53 AM
cool formation in the crop- good eye