Geese and Crane

Although some people might not care for geese I actually like them.  This is a picture taken against the west bank of the pond just north of the masonic temple.  The bank is steep and there’s plenty of shade from low-hanging branches.  Here the geese are wondering whether they ought to be concerned about a bright red kayak drifting towards them.  Notice they are actual standing in the water there. 

Geese hanging out in the shade on Red Mill Pond
Geese hanging out in the shade on Red Mill Pond

I paddled up to the north end of the pond where the water fowl really love to hang out.  I could see a half-dozen or so cranes wading about by the reeds.  It is extremely shallow here and my kayak got stuck in the silt several times.  The cranes are quite skittish but not nearly as touchy as the herons.  I took some pictures of the herons but, they didn’t come out.

A crane standing on a sand bar on the north end of Red Mill Pond
A crane standing on a sand bar on the north end of Red Mill Pond

I am fairly pleased with my pictures however, if you look at them, you’ll notice an eerie hue about the birds – especially around the color white.  I believe this has to do with “chromatic aberration” from my camera lens.  Unfortunately, there’s not much I can do about that for right now.  Maybe I can try and save up for a better lens one day?

3 thoughts on “Geese and Crane”

    1. Thank-you Dan. If you take any good pictures, please don’t hesitate to email them to me so I can post them on this website. Oh – Barbara was asking about the bald eagle the other day. If you scroll down, you can see a picture of a juvenile bald eagle I took a while back. The other day the junior bald eagle pounced on a rodent in our back yard. Then an adult eagle swooped down as if to check on junior’s newly acquired hunting skill. Very impressive! I’m glad the cats are indoor cats!!!

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