Fall Snow Goose Migration 1

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000
State/Province/Region
QC
Country
CA
Nearest Area
Montreal
Town
Victoriaville
Description

When visiting Victoriaville's Snow Goose migration this year, I had decided that I wanted to really try and show how many birds can actually be in one location at one point in time, and try and show the extremes between them calmly relaxing in between their feedings and their sudden departure further south or the next farmers field for another feeding. Normally, you would use a wide angle to best portray this, and to show the immensity of the flock spread out over a large area. I no longer own a wide angle so the challenge was to do it with my telephoto lens. It looks impressive in terms of numbers, but it still doesn't give you a true feeling for what it is like to have 100,000 birds lift off from a lake at once and actually feel the wind generated by them blow your hair and clothes around, and feel all the water coming off their wings as if there was an instant rain shower. The sound of all those wings beating at once is deafening. To be honest, these pictures will give you an idea, but don't do the event justice. If you live in Quebec or happen to be here in the months of October, November and December, this really is a must see event. I go every year and will continue to do so as long as I can... Or my wife allows me to (What, Again!?! How many times do you have to go see the same damn birds anyways?)

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Date Added
November 24, 2013
Date Taken
November 24, 2013

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