Take off by Eivor Kuchta

Canadian geese taking off in the morning from Prospect Lake, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA. I used my 70-300 lens for this capture, so they look like they’re really close. I also added some dry brush in PSE 3.

4132 views, 43 favorites, Jan 5, 2015

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  • Curtiss Simpson
    Curtiss Simpsonabout 6 years ago

    Excellent, we have plenty geese in my area and I can never get s shot like this !

  • Thank you, Curtiss! The lake where I took this was almost totally covered with geese when I arrived. Then they started to take off in groups. I’ve been back after this to try and get more, similar shots, without success. Everything was right that morning.

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • gail anderson
    gail andersonabout 6 years ago


  • Thank you, Gail!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Gayle Dolinger
    Gayle Dolingerabout 6 years ago

    This is beautiful!

  • Thank you, Gayle!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Tammy  (Robison)Espino
    Tammy (Robiso...about 6 years ago

    Amazing capture!! Ususally you get them just flying away :)

  • Thank you, Tammy! Yes, you can’t really direct them, just hope for the best, and try to be ready with the camera.

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Aimelle
    Aimelleabout 6 years ago

    beautifully capture

  • Thank you, Aimelle!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Peter Denness
    Peter Dennessabout 6 years ago

    Really good photograph, I would like to see it in landscape as well, nice one

  • Thank you, Peter, for your kind comment!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Critical  Vision
    Critical Visionabout 6 years ago

    Wow this is not doubt one of those rare shots many would spend weeks or months trying to capture. Beautiful

  • Thank you, Dave! There was a bit of luck involved in this capture. Everything happened to be right in that moment. I was panning while they were flying, and I am so thankful they happened to be positioned as they were.

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Scott Denny
    Scott Dennyabout 6 years ago

    Excellent. I am hoping to get some in-flight shots. Something I have never really focused on. It is a challenge…thats why I like it.

  • Thank you, Scott! I enjoy trying to catch birds in flight. Not easy, since the lighting changes when you turn your camera. I was really lucky with this shot.

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 6 years ago


  • Thank you, Lorilee!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you, Ellen!

    – Eivor Kuchta

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