What a day!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Yvette, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    Yesterday I gave my 70 - 300VR a good work out. If you don't have this lens, go out and get one. I was so happy with the results. I spent the day taking pictures of birds in my yard then in the afternoon went to a close by pond where there were some Canandian Geese - a very angry daddy one at that. Although all his anger was directed at the other birds as he was protecting his young.

    Mom and her babies.
    Momandbabies.

    Baby one.
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    Baby Two.
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    Angry Dad.
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    Still angry Dad.
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  2. Yvette,
    Wonderful shots! Especially of the Dad. I learned something else - that CG have teeth on their tongue. Good idea to keep away from that mouth!
     
  3. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Excellent. Those babies are really cute and I like the Dad shots as well.
     
  4. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas

    Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed them. I also did not know that they had teeth on their tongues. Later I will post a series that I took of two of them fighting. It was not a pretty sight and they both came away very sore.
     
  5. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    Thanks Torben. The babies were very cute. We were feeding them bread and the babies were coming right up to us.....much to the dad's dismay. He kept calling them back. They were so close I had to back up in order to get the shot.
     
  6. Nice series and Extra points for very cute
     
  7. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    Thanks Gary. Hey, I will take any extra points I can.:biggrin:
     
  8. I love Canadian Geese! The babies are precious and oh my, Dad does look like he means business! Love em all!
     
  9. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    Thanks Dianne. The Dad spent the entire time chasing everyone away. They are very pretty birds though.
     
  10. Geese of any kind can be nasty! Those are awesome closeups. :biggrin:
     
  11. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    Thank you JenW. I am glad you enjoyed them. I had fun taking the shots. I was just waiting for one of them to start chasing me. I told my husband that I would have to hit him over the head with my lens. Hee Hee.
     
  12. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Those baby shots top the cute scale
    Great shots
    Keep up the great work
     
  13. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    Thanks Gale. I only started taking pictures in December and I have really been working hard at trying to get better shots. I was very happy with what I took yesterday.
     
  14. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    These are excellent Yvette! Nice job all the way around. The closeups are full of detail and sharp.
     
  15. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    Thanks Andy. I appreciate the kind comments.
     
  16. Impressive images. . . you say it's all in the camera? :)
     
  17. Impressive images. . . you say it's all in the lens? :)
     
  18. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    Thank you Mr Ricco. It has to be the lens and the camera.....and some luck.
     
  19. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Great Shots.
     
  20. snownow

    snownow

    627
    Jul 13, 2006
    so cal
    Wow, very well done!