You can still get gifts delivered by Dec 24 with Express Shipping

A typical BC winter’s day … overcast but no rain.
I was off to check the crab trap (did get one dungeness) and, as usual, scan the bays for birds. Today they were mostly skittish. However, at the end of Horton Bay (west end) I noticed a Canada Goose squawking in the mud flats. So I anchored in 6’ of water and waited. Finally he came … un full flight.
Horton Bay, Mayne Island, BC.
Nikon d-800
Nikon f4 200-400 at 240mm
1/2000 at f4
Nik Viveza structure and exposure adjustment

Toby Snelgrove is an award winning photographer living on Mayne Island, BC, Canada. His art is been accepted into the Sidney Fine Art show since 2009 and won the Show Designer’s Award in 2010.
His photojournalism has been published in numerous publications including the Toronto Globe and Mail, Pacific Yachting, Aqua Magazine, Vancouver Sun and Province, The Driftwood, and Island Tides.

View Full Profile


  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 2 years ago


  • Was a gift … only shot of the day .. thanks

    – toby snelgrove IPA

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • I will tell the goose … thanks

    – toby snelgrove IPA

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 2 years ago

    outstanding capture!

  • 4 shots, 3 soft focus … man, those feathers … thanks

    – toby snelgrove IPA

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallalmost 2 years ago

    Featured Wednesday 6 February 2013

    Brilliant Work!!!

  • Robert Kelch, M.D.
    Robert Kelch, ...almost 2 years ago

    Breathtaking detail. Congratulations!

  • Thanks .. been having a challenging time with the 200-400 … on a steady hold … but with this on … a standing pan … and yes, I was taken by the lens sharpness … I did have to massage the background (darkened) … thanks robert

    – toby snelgrove IPA

  • deb cole
    deb colealmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture, Toby!!

  • Thanks deb. not much out that day. He was a gift

    – toby snelgrove IPA

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Good capture with good details

  • Qnita
    Qnitaalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 2 years ago

    March 6th, 2013
    ►See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.