I was going through some older photos from early in my experiences with the DSLR. I had never used a 35 mm camera, only common shapshot cameras that came and went in popularity, including a Polaroid at one point. And they were mostly for family snapshots. So the DSLR was a complete learning curve, one I’m still working on.
I came across a folder of photos taken at a local small pond. It sits behind an American Legion Post in the nearby small city of Sherrill, New York. It’s a favorite spot for migrating geese and ducks, and I’ve heard that there have even been swans and a blue heron in residence this past summer.
I haven’t been there in a couple years to try to capture the birds with my camera, but these I found yesterday archived on an external hard drive caught my attention. Some of the birds were eager to be fed, and Mama Goose (named by the workers at the Legion) was so friendly, she would come too close for my lens to focus!
Some seem comical as look back on the photos. The above fellow seems to be issuing an order: “All in the pond!”
And in they went!
This snow goose seems perturbed, “Don’t ruffle my feathers!
I hope you enjoy my look back at these photos as much as I have enjoyed seeing them again!