Saturday, September 20, 2008

Camera Critters: Flying Honkers


I had seen these guys coming from a great distance and thought they had gone in a different direction when there they were in front of me. I literally had to stop the truck, jump out and quickly snap a couple of pictures. I can't explain the difference in sky color other than the direction I was shooting.
Oh, How I Wish I Could Fly!

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36 comments:

Judi~Gmj said...

Some look like they are flying backwards. :) same effect as watching car tires. I have to much time on my hands?

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great picture!
I love to watch them fly over here. And I like to hear them too!

Rose said...

Any time I see these geese, I wish I could ride on one of their backs for just one season even. I seen several of these yesterday!

Yen said...

Fly away! Very nice shots there:) Mine is here. Happy CC!~

Faye Pekas said...

I have a friend who likes to tell the same jokes over and over. If he saw these geese flying over he would say

"When geese fly in a V shape, one side of the V is always longer than the other. Do you know why?"

His answer:
"because there are more geese on that side" :)

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bobbie said...

I love to see them - and hear them. I haven't been abloe to get a really great capture like these.

Bazza said...

Great geese shots, it's always an impressive sight, well done for capturing it. We get quite a lot of geese at our local park, and it's good fun feeding them, especially when they chase you!

Aileni said...

I am still waiting to see ours this year.

Reader Wil said...

Very good shots! When geese start migrating it's getting colder! We had some light frost last night.
have a nice weekend.

Minkydo said...

Yay, another person who stops for pictures. I did that several times last night. *lol* Great shots. It's amazing how the sky can look so different from one frame to the other.

Juliana RW said...

beautiful shots. I wish i could fly also :D

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JunieRose2005 said...

Good, Carletta!


:) I'll check out some of the other critter pictures~



Junie

storyteller said...

What a lovely capture to share today … how wonderful that you managed to get these two marvelous shots! Thanks for sharing. Mine’s up at Small Reflections … finally.
Hugs and blessings,

becky voyles said...

Hi Carletta! Thank you for all your congrats on my excitement. I don't know what is "around the bend" but I know it will be something artistic. I tried once to get a photo like this & it was very hard. Mine did not turn out as well as your's did. I think there is something about taking a photo in a matter of seconds and the colors change just a shade for some strange reason.

fishing guy said...

Carletta: How I love the "V's" of the geese in the air. You captured them wonderfully.
I left you an award on my site yesterday.

babooshka said...

Birds in flight always best for me.

ratmammy said...

i love these photos. change in the seasons is coming..

by the way, blackie says hello to smokey! says that mommy wants to get him new wrapping paper but daddy would have a fit.. oh well...

Mobile Townboy said...

Don't ruin my image of you, Angels definitely can fly!!

Awesome shots!

Kerri said...

One of my favorite things about summer ending is the geese that fly over our house every day. I LOVE to hear them "honk". Fabulous shots Carletta!!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

I love those flying honkers. Isn't it amazing how they fly in formation.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

"Wild goose, brother goose..." A flight of geese in migration is an exhiliarating sight to me. Well captured, Carletta!

Anndi said...

If I could have a super power it would be flying.

Janice Thomson said...

Great shots Carletta! I'm always a bit sad to see them go for I know summer is really over then...

April said...

Beautiful pictures of the geese! Great capture of the "V" formation!

Tink *~*~* said...

Ah, those v-formations of autumn - I miss them! Don't get them in Florida really, not like I did when I lived on Long Island.

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quilly said...

I get that same color change phenomena when I switch angles photographing the ocean. Color is influenced by water vapor and the angle of sunlight, so what direction one is facing can make a great difference. In any case, both photos are lovely.

Ladynred said...

That's pretty nice to watch them fly!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

very clever capture!

Midas said...

That is impressive. I don't have a camera that can capture birds in flight decently.

I'm inviting you to Emerald Sundays starting next Sunday. I hope you can join me.

Rose said...

Wonderful shots! I should have joined camera critters with what I posted last night, but didn't think of it.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very nice photo of the geese. They're congregating here but only flying from pond to pond. Not heading southward yet.

i beati said...

already huh - going to be a very mild Florida winter..sandy

Misty Dawn said...

*Sigh* Their leaving means it's gonna get cold :-(

Raven said...

I love watching them fly. It must be wonderful. Great shot.

Paz said...

Wonderful photos. I wish I could fly, too. ;-)

Paz

dot said...

Wow, you did good! I love the noise they make when they fly over.