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Old Apr 10, 2012, 8:30 PM   #1
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Default Spring Canada Goose

The Geese are back eating as much grass as possible and making the lawn dangerous to walk on.

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Old Apr 11, 2012, 2:51 PM   #2
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Nice shot Tom. As ever great bokeh from the DA*300. Personally I'd like to see a little more room given in from of the bird (the direction it's facing) - he/she looks a little cramped there !
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We have Canada Geese year-round, and you are so right, they do leave some interesting "hazards" on the lawns.

Very nice photo - plenty of detail on the bird, lovely background...
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The Canada Geese have returned to my area also. several days ago as I drove home, it was snowing lightly, and I drove by a small pond with three or four geese swimming around. I wonder if they regret coming north when they did.
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Thanks, I would have given it more space, but I was very close and had no room to back up a bit. It was the old FA*300mm f/4.5, not the newer DA* version.

Sometimes 300mm is a bit much!

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Nice shot Tom. As ever great bokeh from the DA*300. Personally I'd like to see a little more room given in from of the bird (the direction it's facing) - he/she looks a little cramped there !
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Very nice, Tom! Canada Geese are such cool-looking birds, but they can be quite the pest sometimes. We sometimes visit a lake in the Sierras where I think they are year-round residents. The area where they frequent is quite messy.
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Nice shot Tom, I had the same issue with a shot of a Egret (cut off it's beak) with the wonders of PSE I was able to clone more image in front of the bird and fake the end of it's beak. No one knew

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They're all over the place up here...from April to early October. I remember the days when they were few and far between.....ahhhh.
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Handsome bird, nice shot.

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