Urban Geese

This is a photo from this past summer. I was making my way over the Centre Street Bridge to get some bridge shots. As I was getting a little closer to the water I noticed these two geese hanging out by the river. I slowly made my way over to them and tried not to make any sudden movements, as to not scare them off. To my surprise I got rather close and they didn’t seem to mind. Now getting a picture of them sharp was not easy. Clearly shooting a night photo like this I needed to shoot a long exposure, however the longer you leave the shutter open, the more chance of the geese moving and thus creating a blurry bird. I wanted to leave the shutter open just enough to show the movement in the water, but keep the birds sharp. To achieve this, I shot with a higher ISO so I could keep the exposure time down, however the geese would have to stay completely still while my shutter was open. Thankfully they felt like standing still for a moment and I just happened to take my picture then :).

Centre Street Bridge Bow River Geese beach yyc city Rob Moses Photography Calgary Photographer Photographers Native American Famous un celebrity Tlingit Ojibawa Top Popular Best Good CanadianCamera: Canon 6D & 17-40L @ 34mm ~ Settings: f/11 – .8 seconds – ISO 2000

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

6 thoughts

  1. Goose are not afraid of human, in fact one time as I got closer to a group of those, one male charged me and I had to retreat …. But they make nice subject if you stay at a good distance

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