Canada geese at Wrights Lake



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While I'm on my black and white kick, here's Canada geese at Wrights Lake in the northern Sierra. The photo was taken from a kayak.

The focus is a soft on the goose in front. But the composition is strong and helps overcome the shallow depth of field. 

It's hard in a boat -- especially on a cloudy afternoon -- to shoot fast enough to freeze the action and at a small enough aperture to get a depth of field. The telephoto lens makes the geese look closer than they actually were. 

Camera & Lens: Nikon D5100, Nikon 70-300mm telephoto lens at 300mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/320th. Shot in RAW and processed in Lightroom.

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--S.H.

This photo is ©Steve Hymon and may not be used elsewhere without my advanced written permission. All rights reserved.


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