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Old Nov 7, 2007, 9:25 AM   #1
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During a recent trip to a localriverside park I came across two scenes that to me,illustrate the ebb and flow of life. The park is a way station of sorts for hundreds of Canada Geese that drop in and walk about and swim in the park's ponds. I took the first photo of this goose as it was coming off the water. I enjoy the sense of freedom that it evokes, as it gains altitude in its unfettered flight.
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Old Nov 7, 2007, 9:28 AM   #2
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In stark contrast, the second photo depicts another goose, this less fortunate creature very much entrapped by the sucking mud on the flats of the nearbyriver. Too weak to free itself, and shunned by its mates, it cries out its frustration as it awaits its fate. Not a pleasant feeling, watching it way out there onthe flats, and yet I understand that this is nature's way. Dan
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Old Nov 7, 2007, 9:55 AM   #3
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Love the first shot.
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Old Nov 7, 2007, 12:01 PM   #4
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Dan,

That first shot is fantastic as you've got a great background which follows the composition of the rule of thirds verticallyand is tack sharp! I might add some canvas to the front of the image/the direction where this goose is headed vs having it dead centered horizontally. I just say these little things because this picture is worth the extra effort. Once again, GREAT shot! :-)
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dan,

that first shot is a wall hanger for sure. sharp and well exposed too. the top side is not blown out and the underside has plenty of details. great shooting.

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Great shot on that first one!
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Old Nov 7, 2007, 7:39 PM   #7
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Beautiful BIF shot Dan. I agree with Mikes observations on composition and framing of the subject.

Well done!

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Old Nov 8, 2007, 7:10 AM   #8
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Thank you all for the feedback and constructive comments about #1. Mike, you're spot on about it being centered vs. a bit left of center (had I allowed for a tad more canvas on the front end.) I guess I lost sight of that when I wrestled with the cropping, composition and positioning. Cheers, Dan
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