Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 214

Patience is rewarded!

Welcome to the 214th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Thank you for your patience, as i’ve been tardy; the final stages of our bathroom remodel made for a bit of extra work on my part that I hadn’t planned for. The results were worth it, I think.

Thank you for a lovely set of posts on the theme of Assemble, which were both creative and inspiring; as always, it was an absolute pleasure to read your posts and interpretations of the theme. Please, take a moment and peruse your fellow bloggers’ posts.

One of you inspired me to look for this assembly…

Geese on the Quinapoxet

If I remember correctly, it took me more than 30 shots to get these geese to line up in some semblance of proper assembly, as they didn’t heed my requests at all; luckily the light held for this period of time, which made for a rather pleasing image.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. You’ll love the post for the theme in Don’t Hold Your Breath, as it assembles a rather tasty treat!
  2. Ken hits all the right (bass) notes in his post in Pictures without Film; still a bit of work to be done before the sound is ready for the stage!
  3. Nicole brings us a sign of better times in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme; a great set of directions are assembled on a single post!
  4. The assembly in Xenia’s post in Tranature appears to be waiting for just the right moment to get into the water! A wonderful post!
  5. The joy of using one’s own assembly skills is showcased in a lovely post in Our Other Blog: Two Sisters and Two Points of View; those Christmas treats look really good!
  6. With a couple of magnificent photos, David brings us a sizable assembly of Snow Geese in David M’s Photoblog; I can imagine the amount of noise that many geese produce!
  7. Sandy also brings us incredible numbers of birds in her post in Out of my Write Mind, as they assemble for an epic migration! Awesome post!
  8. Maria reminds us of something else that we miss in our current times with her post in Kamerapromenader; morning assembly is just not the same without being surrounded by schoolchildren!
  9. Khürt might feel challenged to assemble the words that express his feelings at the moment; his post in Island in the Net demonstrates that he can present much more than a 1,000 words with a single image!
  10. Michelle brings us a wonderful expression of human ability to assemble and create art out of anything in her post in Take a walk and discover!
  11. Susan brings us a lovely image of something that many of us yearn to re-create in her post in Musin’ with Susan: the ability to assemble around the dining room table with family and friends! Also, please take a look at Susan’s week of photos in review in Musin’ with Susan; this post is filled with wonderful images!
  12. It might be difficult to get everything to line up perfectly, as we can see in the lovely post in A Day in the Life; those ducklings don’t want to assemble in a line without a good reason!

Please let all these wonderful authors know how much you enjoy their blog posts!

7-Day Nature Photo Challenge – Day 5

Canada Geese, all in a row!

I was nominated by a fellow blogger, Project Relish, for a 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge.

So for the next week, let’s see, if I can come up with some interesting nature images and pass the challenge onto some of my fellow bloggers.

Geese on the Quinapoxet

This image goes back almost 12 years, but is one that I still like after all these years.  Of course, the Canada Geese are the main actors in this image, but there’s a bit more to it…

First of all, this was a lovely Autumn day, and I had been tooling around doing a bit of photography, when, all of a sudden, a thought struck my mind that the light would be perfect at the Quinapoxet river in West Boylston, not far from home.  I made it over to the bridge where the river flows into Wachusett reservoir in no time, only to find that I wasn’t the only person with this idea: a number of photographers had taken position on the bridge with nice tripods pointing down the river.

Not easily deterred, I decided to take a different approach and went down to the edge of the river, so that I would shoot from a very shallow angle.  My camera was about 1 foot off the ground during the sequence that I shot to capture these geese.  The shallow angle and whisper of a breeze produced this magnificent reflection of color.  Standing on the bridge would not have resulted in this image.

Also, I discovered that posing geese is not easy, as no amount of brainwaves caused them to line up until this shot, where they are all distinct.  It took more than thirty shots to get this particular one.


Technical Details

This image was taken with a Canon EOS 10D and 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.  Exposure settings were f/6.7 at 1/60 second at ISO 400.

The Rules

Post a #naturephoto every day and nominate another blogger for this challenge.


The challenge of nominating a fellow blogger…  Holly’s OCA Blog has lots of great information on photography, as well as very cool images; you should definitely check out this talented person’s blog!  If she accepts this challenge, I look forward to the results!

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