Lifting Off by Lois  Bryan

Featured in Welcome Pennsylvania March 28, 2010.

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A huge crowd of snow geese taking off from the water at the Willow Point – Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (Kleinfeltersville, PA). A great group shoot with fellow ’Bubblers Lori Deiter , ElisaB , Dave Stauffer , BigD , Dan Myers , Ann Rodriguez and Mike Rucci

We wondered how all these beautiful snow geese could take to the air without an accident … but it seems that it does happen … the below image, the Protectors was taken on the same day, also at Middle Creek.


Looking closely, you’ll see that the middle goose’s wing is tipped up at an odd angle. I’m hoping he’ll be okay.

“When a goose gets sick, wounded or shot down, two geese drop out of formation and follow it to help and protect it. They stay with it until it dies or is able to fly again. Then they launch out with another formation or catch up with the flock.”

Quote from Acts International – Lessons From Geese

Image taken with the Nikon D300 with the 18-200mm VR Nikon lens on March 10, 2010. Shutter speed 1/800, aperture f/9.0, exp. 0.00, focal length 150mm, spot metering, iso 500. Post work included addition of a texture layer in Photoshop.

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  • shadyuk
    shadyukabout 5 years ago

    Oh my gosh ! What a flock ! Great Capture !

  • Thanks, hon … there were a ton of these things!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 5 years ago

    Wow Lois!!! This is stunning!!! WOW!!!!! x

  • Hi Vicki!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerabout 5 years ago

    wow….fantastic capture!!!

  • Thanks, Tara!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1about 5 years ago

  • Thank you, Gina!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantabout 5 years ago

    WOW!!! Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hi Judy .. thank you!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 5 years ago


  • thanks, Lori!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsabout 5 years ago

    fabulous shot Lois

  • Hi Michael, thank you very much!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture. I love the visual of this.

  • Bunny, thank you so much!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchabout 5 years ago

    Oh wow, this is very cool!!!!

  • thank you, Laurie!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Rebecca Cozart
    Rebecca Cozartabout 5 years ago

    Great capture, gorgeous post production.

  • Rebecca, thank you so much!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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