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Winter Fowl

Winter Fowl
Copyright ©2006, Kathy Kempson ¤

Photographer: Kathy Kempson ¤
Folder: kk
Uploaded: 2006-Dec-10 09:22 EST
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Camera: Olympus E-500
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f3.5/4.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 100
Aperture: 4
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Focal Length: 65
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
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Your title is an understatement and once again you have come up with a fresh and original composition, expertly done. It is big but it needs to be big - the kind of view you want to just step into - (especially if you are "down south." (: The silvery blue tones add to the ambience of the cold air and water.

at 12:41 EST on 2006-Dec-10 [Reply]


I love the colour in this image, and the lines on the water, really great, but what spoils it for me is the tree in the top right :-)

nicholas pye Win ¤ $ at 17:48 EST on 2006-Dec-10 [Reply]


The reflection of the trees is nicely seen. I would like the compostion if it were not for the blurry foreground tree which is a big distraction. More depth-of-field is required.

Brad Kargus ¤ $ at 20:46 EST on 2006-Dec-10 [Reply]


same observation as Brad: like the BG and reflection; the tree in the FG doesn't add to the image imho ;-))

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 00:26 EST on 2006-Dec-11 [Reply]

thank you

I was taking picture after picture after picture of this scene, walking a little this way, then a little that way, grabbing more of the hill side, then less of the hill side, all because I was unsure what would “do it” for me when I got the images on the pc screen. In some shots the sun hit the geese; in some shots the geese were shaded. As I was leisurely pushing the shutter I was fortunate enough to be able to watch more geese come into the lake and land, at least 20 mini flocks flew in. Some times they drifted closer to me some times they drifted further. I only took one shot with anything in the FG. This is it. I choose this particular image as I liked the “geese in the hole” on the upper right through the over hanging cedar tree. When I look at this image, I see the reflections. That is what grabs me. I was trying to “frame” the shot with the tree in the front, with the little hole in the tree giving a view of what lies behind it. I did not think the tree hurt the reflections or the image and I am surprised at the comments about the tree, while surprised, I appreciate them. After all that is why I posted this.

Insegredious You have a knack for seeing, understanding and relaying what you see that is way beyond the image. I am glad you share your views; “It is big but it needs to be big”; I played around with several image sizes and drew the same conclusion.

Thank you all for your comments.

Kathy Kempson ¤1 at 11:03 EST on 2006-Dec-11 [Reply]