Tim's One Photograph a Day

Canada Goose on the River.

Canada Goose.

Canada Goose on the River: Swimming near our mooring.

Swimming near our mooring.

One of the reasons we like this mooring is the wildlife we can watch. This Canada Goose was swimming by earlier this evening. There are quite a few of them on this bit of the river.

There are also several swans and plenty of ducks, including a sole Mandarin Duck. I hope to get a shot of the latter soon!

For today’s image, it was initially just a case of sitting on the bow deck of our boat. However, wild animals and birds don’t always play ball, so I had to get out and move further along the bank.

I got ahead of this swimming Canada Goose, and managed to capture it as it swam by. A fairly wide aperture has got the bird in focus, but throwing the foreground and background out of focus, making the goose the focal point in the shot.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 1 May 2017
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm 1:2.8 L IS II USM
  • Focal Length 200mm
  • F/4.5
  • 1/160 Sec
  • ISO 200

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