Friday, January 16, 2009

More Capitol geese in Pierre

I promised to take more advantage of the geese and waterfowl around Pierre, so here we go.




With plentiful subject matter, it's just a matter of looking for interesting light or weather and lots of practice.




In a short walk around Capitol Lake I noticed at least five different species of ducks, but the wood ducks are still my favorites. Their plumage just has so many beautiful colors that I could shoot pictures of them for a long time before I got bored. It's especially nice when the water sparkles with some great reflections to add to nature's palette.


I don't often name my photos, but this one just seems like "Lord of the Lake."



A trip to Pierre in winter is a bird photographer's paradise. Along with all this waterfowl, eagles are often found along the Missouri River below Oahe Dam. I'm hoping to get some good shots of those fairly soon.

2 comments:

Tim said...

Nice stuff. I love the motion in that first one.

Chad Coppess said...

Thanks, I like trying different techniques on things that I shoot a lot of. I need to get out there and do some more geese while they are around.