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High Key Geese by TakeMeToAnotherPlace High Key Geese by TakeMeToAnotherPlace
I shot this photograph this afternoon. The skies were very overcast and gray, and the lake I was shooting at was populated by many birds, with plenty of aerial activity. I decided to raise the ISO level to 800, with the intention of whiting out the gray skies, and isolating the subjects.

As I was shooting away, I noticed two flocks of Geese approaching, one around 50 yards away, the other 100. I realized they would be crossing paths, and decided it might make for a crowded composition, and something different. I shot a few frames, and on the third shot I noticed that there were four birds in a perfect vertical composition. High key abstract wildlife photography, that's a new one for me!





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:icondarklord86:
darklord86 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Cool!
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Jsvn Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
sounds like the perfect combination of skill and luck :) Great image
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GottaLoveMusic88 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Oh wow, this picture is just amazing :D
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ganderpressreview Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
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Kataklysmicemperor66 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
The framing and composition the desturated coulours everything in such mystic unison.
You captured this perfectly. :w00t:
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
Thank you ever so much :)
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:iconyustianto:
yustianto Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
lovely:)
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
Thanks :)
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MeteoraS Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
nice one!
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
TakeMeToAnotherPlace Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Thank you kindly,
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JM-P Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student Photographer
When I first saw this I had assumed that you must of edited several images together, I am very surprised to hear that it is one on its own.
Very good execution and great foresight to raise the iso for your desired result.
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
TakeMeToAnotherPlace Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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:iconmdgallery:
MDGallery Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ive to little knowledge of dsrl to make a good review unfortunately but if this is not a photoshopped pic, then its really really great, wow!!
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
Thank you :)
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:iconmajutt:
Majutt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
really good picture. ; *
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
Thanks!
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browneeyes Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
awesome picture
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
Thanks!
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xExquisitex Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Amaaazing work =D
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
Thank you
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SavedGraceZ Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student Writer
Stunning.
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
TakeMeToAnotherPlace Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Thank you as always :)
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SavedGraceZ Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student Writer
And as always, you're welcome. :]
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stonedInc Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Luck or not, this is awesome. That kind of luck don't come easy.
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
TakeMeToAnotherPlace Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Thank you :)
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stonedInc Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome.
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KatagelophobicJello Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Very cool. I miss having Canadian geese in Canada. They're too busy frolicking in warmer places. :<
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Digipics60 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful Capture, I realy like the composition!! :)
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
Thank you
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Digipics60 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!!
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IIIVAxelVIII Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome, very nice like the angle. very great shot :D
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
Thank you very much
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IIIVAxelVIII Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome
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aoj211 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Student General Artist
detail, color and concept are in fine order but the composition is off. having your focal point in the middle of such a large background gives a tendency to get lost and you are losing the movement with the composition, i would personally recommend either cropping it to be longer or my preferred idea to crop a little and move your focal point off to the right side to bring that sense of movement
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
Composition is a personal thing, what works for one doesn't necessarily work for others. It doesn't have a "traditionally accepted composition" so to speak, but it works for me. Thank you very much for the feedback though.
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aoj211 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student General Artist
it was more or less a critique
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Frozen-City Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is excellent!! What a great effect!! Wonderful job, and perfect capture!! :clap:
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
Thank you :)
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vforvittoria Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Great composition and beautiful BW job. I like very much the "total white" around the subjects. Congratulations L. !!!
:)
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
Thanks very much :)
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truebud88 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
very nice effect ! although I believe that these are not Canadian geese!
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
I'm definitely no expert on birds! What are they if I may ask?
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truebud88 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Alas I am no expert either although I am very familiar with what the Canadian geese look like they have that solid black neck and head with a white spot/stripe around their eyes.
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HillBilly-Pepper Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011   General Artist
Was this photoshoped in any way? Either way thats pretty cool. I'm a huge fan of black and white photography. Love the angles of the birds! Nice detail you must have a lovely camera. Pretty unique I must say XD
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
No photoshop no :)
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HillBilly-Pepper Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011   General Artist
very cool
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:iconkasarix:
Kasarix Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's an amzing capture!
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:icontakemetoanotherplace:
Thank you!
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Sally-b Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Amazing shot and composition! I'm really impressed! Well done ! ;p
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Feb 11, 2011, 1:09:54 PM
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