Another in my epic ‘Happy Bird’ series…well I guess two images do not really a series make…but I digress. Taken within minutes of last week’s “Happy Duck In The Rain”, these geese seemed both happy and surprised at the rain. We are in drought conditions in Wichita and this shower was a wonderful little anomaly. I would also like to state that no geese had to be paid off for this one, they were happy to pose during the shower. I was using my vehicle as shelter and shooting out the open window.
This is a color photo, nature herself did the monochrome conversion on this one. I usually prefer a deep contrast in my black and white images, but a lighter airy feel seems better for this one. An icy winter fog was over the partially frozen lake, but the ducks and geese seemed to be coping just fine. This image is an example of what you can achieve with a point and shoot camera, it was an early test of my little Canon S90. This is a sophisticated ‘point and shoot’, but I don’t recall doing anything special here, I probably chose the f-stop, focused, composed, and clicked. You don’t have to have a big old dSLR (although they sure are nice.)