Liquid Gold by Kenneth Haley


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Goslings sparkle in spring sunshine on wetlands near Fern Ridge Lake in Lane County, Oregon.


  • JanT
    JanTover 5 years ago

    Such wonderful light on these goslings, and a wonderful capture. Could I ask what focal length lens you used? Did the geese seem aware of you? I can barely stop myself from drooling all over my keyboard. Pure joy!

  • Move that keyboard! Just kidding, and thank you for the wonderful compliments. They knew I was there. I was on a path a couple of feet above the water level, and I tried to get a closer-to-their-level shot with the afternoon sun behind them. I used my trusty 300mm fixed f4 Nikon lens. I’m not sure if I had a 1.4X teleconverter on for this shot, I took it off for a few of the shots in order to get better lighting through the lens. There were two adult geese accompanying them, and they swam up and down the short canal as I watched them. They were a little nervous of me, but not alarmed. I saw the sparkle of sunlight beneath one of the adults’ tail, and made sure I got it in the shot.

    – Kenneth Haley

  • Marie Magnusson
    Marie Magnussonover 5 years ago

    aw, they’re gorgeous! just want to pick them up and give them a cuddle, very lovely ;-)

  • JanT
    JanTover 5 years ago

    And you must have used your new-ish D300, too? It all works together beautifully! And of course you do deserve a little credit, too.

  • jesika
    jesikaover 5 years ago

    They DO look golden don’t they? The sunlight is perfect on their tiny bodies. Lovely capture

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 5 years ago


  • Renee Dawson
    Renee Dawsonover 5 years ago

    They are beautiful Ken! What a lovely image :)

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 5 years ago

    What a precious image this is, beautiful for Mother’s Day! Dee

  • That’s a great idea! Thanks, Diane, for your kind words.

    – Kenneth Haley

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 5 years ago

    absolutely adore this, wonderful light and imagery, fantastic babies and picture. hugsxxx

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