Snow Goose Photograpy

February 22, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

I must say, after spending a few hours over the span of three days at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Milton, Delaware, I have enormous respect for those photographers who have managed to capture great photos of these magnificent flocks of geese.

Snow (goose) Storm

The getting there part is easy.  You can even shoot from the car, if you are so inclined.  But battling the wind and the cold in February only add to the diffuculty of dealing with low light and rapid movement. 

The low light part is taking the photos at sunrise or at sunset, when the light is best for the mood and the geese but not necessarily for low ISO settings.  The rapid movement part comes when the geese all decide to lift off at once, often only to resettle again in the same spot after a mass spiral around the marsh.  I was so happy to actually get a few shots with geese in focus!

If you can get to Prime Hook, it is worth the trip.  I hope you enjoy my photos from my recent trip there.

Settling In

 


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