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Can Spring be far off?
Lens: SMC Pentax M 400/5.6 Camera: Pentax K5 Photo Location: Waterloo ON ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/1500s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: 8540tomg, 03-13-2013, 11:01 AM

Sunny but cold here today.

I took the M 400/5.6 out for a spin today. A pair of Canada geese seemed to be shopping about for a nest site.

The ice was barely thick enough to hold the birds up.

Usually the Robins are only a week or so behind once these guys start nesting. Spring shortly follows in my part of

Ontario - or at least I hope so.



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03-13-2013, 11:45 AM   #2
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I have had heard rumors some of these fellows where back here as well. I have not seen any yet, but these are two fine specimens.
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Beautiful capture Tom, another sign of spring is that the Canadians are leaving the S/W areas here headed home.
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Man, that's a nice photo, Tom. The relatively dark geese against the snowy background would be challenging I'd think, but looks like you got it spot on.

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Dave, Bob, Jer

Thanks for looking guys.

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Love the image. A possible tip.
I'm no expert for sure, but if you had exposed a little more for the highlights, say 11/2 stops less, the snow wouldn't be so burned out. You could then selectively lighten up the dark areas of the geese. It's always, for me anyway, easier to get detail out of the shadows than the highlights. Like in the old days of shooting slide film, expose for the highlights. (In most cases)
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Good advice Den,

It was a quick snap.

On a bright day like this I should have used the sunny 16 rule (f16 and the reciprocal of the film speed.)

This would have taken care of the washed out snow.

Maybe next time.

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Last week I saw a bunch of them still down here enjoying our 75 degree sunshine.
They must have deleted the memo.

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