A pair of Canada Geese on ice – Nikon D200, f7.1, 1/1000, ISO 320, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light
Canada Geese are very common here in northern Utah and in other parts of North America. I don’t photograph them often enough and I should remedy that.
I finished moving all of my swan, geese and duck images to my new photo galleries last week and came across this image of a pair of Canada Geese resting on ice at Farmington Bay WMA that I had taken in February of 2010 and recalled how much I liked this photo. The geese have usually paired up by February and I typically see pairs of them together that time of the year instead of in large flocks.
I like how the one goose is laying on the ice, how the other one seems to be standing guard over it and I especially like how the gold colored vegetation in the distance is reflected on the ice at the top of the frame. I also enjoy how peaceful I feel when I look at this image.
Maybe Canada Geese are plain and common but they are birds and I find them all appealing.
Life is good.