Thursday, August 06, 2009

Vacation pix: Waterfowl

Actually, Dad thinks the geese are rather foul, because that’s what they’ll do to the grass if he doesn’t chase them off. ;-)

Seagulls: Lake Michigan (Hoffmaster State Park)
Geese & Swans: Duck Lake
Canon EOS 40D, 28-135mm zoom lens, various exposures

Seagulls, Geese, Swans

7 comments:

  1. Nice shots all, but I'm drawn to the low flying gull over the sand.

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  2. Nifty pics, Farf - love the birds. (I almost wrote bird shots, but then that could be taken other ways!) ::g::

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  3. Thanks, guys. I've got a zillion shots of the swans… they came up to Dad's place, Daughter Dearest saw them, and I went out on his deck & shot from a safe distance. (Dad says they can get pretty aggressive.) I got a couple shots of them looking right at me with a simple whistle.

    Jim, I'll confess to cheating on that low-flyer: I walked toward him until he got peeved enough to fly. Like an honorable duck hunter, only then did I start shooting. ;-)

    I know what you mean, Maria… hover your mouse pointer over the picture for a few seconds. [evil laugh]

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  4. FAR, I agree w/ Jim ... love that gull over the sand, esp the shadow. Nice ... :-) And foul aside (and I know what your dad means in terms of the amount of crap these things produce), it sounds like a wonderful spot to relax and unwind.

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  5. Thanks, O! You're right… I call it Dad's little slice of paradise. The upper deck is far enough off the water so the swans don't get perturbed with the proximity to crazy humans with cameras.

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  6. How in the devil do you chase off a goose?

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  7. Ghost, Dad just gets down there & waves them off right now. Before his original house burned, he had a water balloon slingshot & a bucket of ammo to launch at them.

    Swans will come right back atcha, but they don't get in the yard & crap all over everything.

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