"God creates the beauty. My camera and I are a witness." - (Mark Denman)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Watching the Geese Land

A few weeks ago, I was out without my camera and missed some great shots, such as a bunch of geese sitting on a frozen pond, and a family of deer standing on a snow covered lawn. Since then I've revisited those sites several times, at approximately the same time of day even, but not a goose or a deer could I find.

Today's quest started out just as disappointingly, but before heading for home, my photo-taking buddy and I decided to drive down a side street that looked as though it might have an unobstructed view of the setting sun. We parked in a cul-de-sac near a small lake to await that magical moment when the sky turns into a brilliant masterpiece.

Suddenly the silence was broken by cacophony overhead, and I looked up to see flocks and flocks of Canadian geese, honking loudly as they prepared to land.

Normally I have trouble focusing fast enough to capture flying birds, but there were so many, I couldn't miss.

The lake was still partially frozen over, so some geese settled on the ice, whilst others took to the water.

Thank you, Lord, for this unexpected sighting, and for the awesome sunset too.

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