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Apr252015

Goose On Water x 7 + 1

I recently was at nearby Aldridge Gardens to get some some photos of roses blooming with the lake in the background, but I was frustrated by lighting that was too bright. At last I gave up and walked down to the boathouse, forgetting about photography but wanting to enjoy a lovely view of the lake. The lighting from this angle was much better, and I soon had my camera back out as I observed a goose swimming across the lake. I was taken as much by the beauty of the water as I was by the goose. I call this series of photos "Goose on Water x 7 + 1." (or simple algebra for lake lovers!) Do you have a favorite?

#1:#2:#3:#4:#5:#6:#7:

Finally, here is one more photo I took near the boathouse. No goose, but I love the water colors!

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Reader Comments (18)

Canadian geese are so handsome! Great shots!

April 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChristi {Jealous Hands}

All are beautiful Deb, but I'll vote #1. Very pretty!!

April 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commentereve

Oh, what beautiful pictures !! I love these fantastic reflections on the water !!
Have a happy weekend :)

April 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEla

Beautiful photos! (And a good-looking goose.)

April 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKris P

Number 2 for me :) great shots!

April 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMark and Gaz

They're all beautiful, but there's something about the composition of #5. What a lovely day!

April 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBeth @ PlantPostings

#6 looks like an impressionist painting! Beautiful!

April 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCecilia Dessert

Hard to pick a favorite but I love the reflections in all especially 3, 4, and 5 .

April 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDonna@Gardens Eye View

Oh don't they look charming floating around there in the pond? Well, they aren't nearly as charming when leaving a mess all over the neighborhood! LOL We were just discussing how to chase them away from our neighborhood retention pond. There are even nests full of eggs! I'm just glad that my home is nowhere near the pond.

April 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRobinL

Nice photos, Deb. I like the Canada Geese even though many detest them, especially at golf courses.

April 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

I like number 7, though I seem to be the only one with that choice. I guess I like seeing the goose's eyes so clearly. I also really like that last shot for the same reasons you do. The color of the water is quite incrediable.

April 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Lovely - number one gets my vote, for the arc the trees form in their lovely spring green and the perfect reflections of the clouds in the lake.

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJanet/Plantaliscious

Dear Deb, I clearly have a favorite photo out of the eight photos that you have been posting here and that is the last one. To me the light is just perfect in that one and the different colors of the water are very captivating. Altogether it reminded me of a Monet painting. I think it is really a great shot!
Wishing you a nice rest of the week!
Christina

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterchristina

The last two pictures are my favorite. We have loads of these geese here but I still think they're beautiful. I love how green everything is. :)

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCasa Mariposa

Beautiful photos. I especially like the painterly effect of the reflections in the last one. I, too, am marveling at all that green. The trees haven't leafed out here yet.

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJean

The colors in the last water shot (sans goose) remind me of Monet.

And I love Monet :)

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAaron Dalton

wonderful captures, I love number 5 and the last one with just the water, the colours are amazing. You have a clever eye.

April 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

This post reminds me of my childhood home. It was next to a 33 acre lake complete with mallards and a couple pair of Canada geese (lots of migrant species came through in summer and fall but those were the permanent residents). I still miss living next to that lake and seeing the sun and moon dazzle on the water. We fed the ducks and geese and came to know them and followed their lives. It was a great place to develop a love of nature.

May 3, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersweetbay

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