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Taken 18-Apr-13

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Keywords:Delta, Island, Joaquin, McDonald, San, birds, flock, geese, goose, speck
Photo Info

Dimensions7920 x 2640
Original file size14.4 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceProPhoto RGB
Date taken18-Apr-13 11:05
Date modified27-Dec-19 22:30
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length200 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/3200 at f/3.2
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Light ‘em Up

Light ‘em Up

Location: McDonald Island, California
Created: 04/18/2013 11:04am
Camera: EOS Canon 7D
Lens: EF 70-200mm 2.8L IS ii USM @ 200mm
Aperture: f/3.2 ; 1/3200 sec ; ISO 100

This waterfowl, the Greater White-Fronted Geese (Anser albifrons), are affectionately called, as such, the “Speck”. Specks are my favorite waterfowl to shoot, no pun intended. Everything about them from their flamboyant call, habits in flight, chest and feet coloration, impressive size, and clumsy grace are beautiful and intriguing (not to mention some may say their favorite tasting, as well). This large flock was nestled on a pond, we call “Nomellini Pond”, the DucksUnlimited © engineered 40 acre preserve created about 10 years ago. I was merely 30 yards away when I saw them, took a shot, and a moment later, they were gone.
The flurry of action, thru the tules and cattails, created this abstract and exciting flurry of heads, wings, and tail-feathers.