Guard Duty

© Pamela K

Guard Duty

Uploaded: July 28, 2004


This Canada Goose was standing guard at the edge of a field while the rest of its flock foraged behind it; Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico; f3.5 1/20s @ 70.00mm; after sunset (winter) handheld; enhanced and sharpened in PS; Feedback greatly appreciated.


Leanne M.E. Boyd July 28, 2004

Wonderful shot, Pamela! I like the tonals and textures. #152355

Pamela K July 28, 2004

Thank you, Leanne. This was one shot where I was really glad to have no bright colors to distract from the textures. Glad you like it too.

Pam #674175

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe July 28, 2004

I love these guys/girls! They are also very wary, so when you get a good shot like this, it is a great accomplishment! I love the honks they give us when we have intruded within their comfort zone! #674863

Pamela K July 28, 2004

Thanks so much for your praise.

I like them too. I think Canada Geese are often underrated, especially in areas where they like to flock on golf courses.... This guy didn't seem too worried about me, he stayed where he was without honking and was continually looking around, not just watching me. He was probably willing to stay for me because I was in my car and a lot of cars go through the Bosque del Apache every year. The good old vehicular blind...

Pam #674871

Jill A. Johnson July 30, 2004

Awesome Capture Pam!!!
the comp is super... the color of surrounding is perfect... again Excellent Capture hun :) #678050

Pamela K July 30, 2004

Thanks Jill! I really appreciate your taking the time to go through all of these and make such thoughtful comments. #678099

Randy Kinney August 06, 2004

Pam, nice capture and, while I like the subdued colors, have you thought of doing it in B&W? I think you might really like the outcome. #690890

Pamela K August 06, 2004

Ooh. I hadn't thought of that. Thanks, Randy.

Here it is...

Pam #691514

Peggy Wolff October 28, 2004

Pam, I do like this better in color. Either way it is a great shot though! #875241

Pamela K October 28, 2004

Thanks, Peggy!

I think I like it better in color too.... The color shot made it to the semi-finals, so I thought I might try the black and white this month.

Pam #875848

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