© Pamela K


Uploaded: September 15, 2004


Snow geese taking off from a pond; Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico; f4.5 1/800 @ 34.1mm; Contrast enhanced in Photoshop; FEEDBACK GREATLY APPRECIATED!


Dawna L. Stafford September 15, 2004

Wow! You were in a dangerous spot. This is a great shot. Love the action. #169270

Dan Holm level-classic September 15, 2004

Teriffic capture, Pamela!! It is very Escher-esque! #784243

Pamela K September 16, 2004

Thank you for your comments, Dawna and Dan! Luckily I wasn't hit by anything....

Pam #784649

Marie Fields level-classic September 17, 2004

Terrific image, Pam! #787566

Pamela K September 17, 2004

Thanks, Marie!!

Pam #787901

Nancy Grace Chen October 15, 2004

Ah, I have a shot of the snow goose migration that's similar... your title really gives the photo some sense. Congrats on your finalist, Pam.

Nancy #846374

Pamela K October 17, 2004

Thanks Nancy! I'm really glad this one made it... I love snow geese. I was pretty worried that day because the sky was so gray and dismal, but I think it works well with the white of the geese.

Pam #851064

Mary K. Robison October 18, 2004

Wish I'd seen this earlier, Pamela ~ it's superb! And your title is too perfect!
A big CONGRATULATIONS on a well-deserved win!!

Cathy Gregor October 18, 2004

Congratulaitons Pamela!
-cathy #854240

Pamela K October 18, 2004

Mary and Cathy, Thank You!!!
Pam #854513

Donna L. Cuic October 18, 2004

Great capture Pam. Congrats on your win.
Donna #854816

Pamela K October 18, 2004

Thanks, Donna!!

Pam #855013

Barbara Gordon October 18, 2004

GREAT shot!! Congrats! #855294

Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe October 18, 2004

Very cool capture Pamela...congratulations to you on this super shot! :o) #855397

Pamela K October 18, 2004

Thanks, Barbara and Wendy!

Pam #855407

Evy Johansen level-classic October 19, 2004

Many congratulations on you win, Pamela! #855647

Wendy Stevenson October 19, 2004

Congratulations Pamel on your win with this great capture of these beautiful birds. #856463

Pamela K October 19, 2004

Thanks, Wendy!

Pam #856522

Jill A. Johnson October 19, 2004

Congrats Pam!!! I have been very busy & out of town off and on for the last few weeks and did miss this post...
am glad to see my advice worked for you on the ducks &
keep shooting :) #856532

Pamela K October 19, 2004

Thanks Jill!!! I really appreciate all the advice you've given me and the duck advice certainly paid off.... I've been out of town a lot lately too.

Pam #856560

Leonard Pierce October 21, 2004

Congratulations on your Second Place win Pamela!!! #861779

Pamela K October 21, 2004

Thank you, Len!

Pam #862065

Kathleen N. Nelson October 22, 2004

What a great photo, Pam. Great title, too. Congratulations on your win. #862219

Pamela K October 22, 2004

Thanks, Kathleen!

Pam #862874

Diane Dupuis October 23, 2004

Congrats Pam on this well deserved win and your new gallery!!! Going to check out the other pictures now! #864921

Pamela K October 23, 2004

Thanks, Diane!!

Pam #865048

Peggy Wolff October 29, 2004

Congrats on this win Pam! Great shot but I have to say it totally creeps me out! When looking at it I got those chills going thru my body. I do not like birds in that kind of quanity. lol You did a great job with your perspective thought, as creepy as it is, you really feel like you are right there under all those geese. I also love how your entire frame is filled with the geese. #878029

Pamela K October 29, 2004

Thank you, Peggy! Sorry it creeps you out. It was a fun shot to take. My boyfriend and I were taking shots of snow geese in a pond, then the ones in the back started to take off, soon the whole huge flock was in the air and flying past. All of a sudden, a few changed direction and the flock followed til they were directly overhead! I was a little worried for falling debris, but managed to get some good shots!

Pam #878041

Peggy Wolff October 29, 2004

I am glad you didn't get any...gunk on your lens. lol #878055

Pamela K October 29, 2004

Me too!!! #878072

bob cornelison November 08, 2004

Great shot! I'm glad someone else appreciates Escher! (See my site to view my "humorous" Escheresque shot)
~:O) #897549

Pamela K November 08, 2004

Thank you, Bob! I love Escher's work!

I love your Escher dog! Very strange perspective and great title!

Pam #897570

November 15, 2004

This is so cool. I love this picture.
Great job

Pamela K November 15, 2004

Thank you, Sandy!!

Pam #910972

Eric Highfield level-deluxe December 02, 2004

Was looking for crane shots, but had to stop to comment on this. This is terrific...congratulations! #951068

Pamela K December 02, 2004

Thank you, Eric!

Pam #951072

Pam M June 19, 2005

Hmmm thanks for posting the camera settings and the photoshop hint. I've got some frustrating shots of some birds similar to these. but ... uh no ... they did not go overhead!! "Still maybe I can get a better shot next time," says she while scribbling down notes ;)

have fun,
pam #1489161

Pamela K June 19, 2005

Thank you, Pam!!

Pam (nice name, BTW) #1490145

Rusty Bright May 29, 2007

Saw your Zebra pic in the contest entries. I got lucky; it was on page five. Your gallery is fascinating, and I really like this shot. I'm really glad I found your gallery and got to see it.
Rusty #4341177

RC Fritz August 22, 2007

Terrific image, Pam. Congrats on this well deserved WIN. Your gallery is full wonderful images. Congratulations! #4683926

Pamela K August 22, 2007

Thank you, Rusty and RC!!!

Pam #4684992

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