Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wild Goose Chase

"If you feel the urge, don't be afraid to go on a wild goose chase. What do you think wild geese are for anyway?" ~ Will Rogers

I was out taking photos of the fall leaves before our "Frankenstorm" weather had a chance to blow all the leaves off the trees. As I was taking photos in the cold air I could hear the honking of geese. Not sure where they were or where they were going I stepped out from under the gum trees and barely had time to point and shoot as they flew over my rooftop a good 400 feet away.
The photo isn't a sharp and clear image but I rather like how this straight out of the camera shot turned out.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday with Stewart.

28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

very nice!

saw/heard my first flock here this past weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Great capture, Carletta. How did the storm treat you there, I hope all is well!

Liz said...

Great shot, Carletta! I hope you survived the storm without any problems.

i stora drag said...

Always nice to take pictures of flying birds. I like your photo!
Hope you are safe.
Greetings Pia

Brian King said...

Great shot! The geese have been congregating here for a while now.

Adam Jones said...

Nice shot. Always good to see geese in flight.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Geese are back here too. I'm trying for a decent flight shot. Hope you had no serous Sandy effects.

mick said...

Great capture of the geese in flight like that.

Anni said...

Fantastic images of a great bird!!! Oh, and 'catchy' blog post title.

FjÀllripan said...

Nice flighshot of the geese!

diane b said...

It is a dramatic shot. They know a storm is coming and they are off.

Gary said...

It is a good shot of these impressive flyers!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Neal said...

Neat picture. I hope you survived the storm with no damage.

Marie said...

Hope all is well with you and your family. Love the geese shot!

Betsy Adams said...

Those geese are probably heading SOUTH to get away from the horrible storm. So much of your state is covered in snow... My prayers are with those who had damage in this horrible tragedy...

Glad you all are okay.
Hugs,
Betsy

Red said...

I stop and look at every flight of geese. We have geese coming through into late November. The northern geese just keep coming.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That is always an awesome sight!

George said...

I think this is a neat picture of the geese. Do you think they were heading south to get away from Sandy?

Carletta said...

Thanks George!
We have some Canada Geese that stay all year on neighboring ponds but I don't usually see flocks of this size so I'm not sure.

DawnTreader said...

This photo makes a beautiful piece of art!

Stewart M said...

Hope you (and the geese) come through the storm OK. I think its a good image - not everything has to be pin sharp to be good.

Thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Australia

Wally Jones said...

I like the image. It evokes a sense of the coming winter, the urge of the geese to migrate. I can almost hear them..........

NatureFootstep said...

it i probably a month since I saw any goose what so ever.

Hope you made it safe through the storm .

bailey-road.com said...

Nice capture of the formation!

Neil said...

Beautiful photo of the geese.

Joyful said...

Very nice. The quote is cute and your header is beautiful.

Faye said...

Looks like a Chinese pen and ink drawing--like it a lot. I hear the geese fly over as I'm fixing breakfast but by the time they register and I grab camera, they're gone.

kelley jensen said...

perfect photo and quote combo.