I was wandering around Guindon Park, near the ski trails – lot of ponds and swampy bits – when I noticed this goose sitting on a dead tree branch just opposite where I was standing. Very effective camouflage because I didn’t see it until it moved. It was accompanied by two Mallard Drakes who swam away the moment they spotted me. Sort of a “Batchelor’s Club”, I think. Anyway, this goose was patient enough to let me move a bit closer, fiddle about with the tripod, take the camera off, tighten the mount, put it back on again, fiddle some more, reposition the tripod, adjust the level and finally take a few shots. I thank it, most kindly, for its forbearance.
Guindon Park, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
April 3, 2010.
Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 28 to 300 at 300mm
iso 100, spot metered, F6.7, 1/200 second
And, yes, the tripod.