One Angry Goose

My daughter and I were taking another little photo walk at a park a few weeks ago.  “Let’s take some pictures of the geese,” I said.

I kept getting a little closer to the geese, and a little closer, and a little closer. (What can I say, I like to take portraits, even of geese.)

One big goose didn’t like that.

When I got a bit too close for him to tolerate, he made a really scary sound. And I was finished. (My daughter did try to warn me.)

To get a portrait, even of a goose, I set my camera on Aperture Priority and use a wide aperture (small number) to help blur the background. If you want the whole scene in focus, including the background,  use a narrow aperture (big number.)

My daughter also gave me some great tips about metering when shooting in manual. She often uses spot metering, which I have never used much before, so I experimented with that and learned some new things.  I am so glad she likes photography.

This beautiful duck wasn’t as aggressive as the goose. Not aggressive at all, actually. He posed for me.

I always wanted to have horses like these. I’m glad I can see them at the park.

They provide some benefits for the garden too.

Have a great week!

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  1. Really beautiful shots, Pam! I'm trying to learn more about aperture, so I appreciate the tips!

    Be sure to stop by my blog today, if you can. I'm having a giveaway for a FREE 8 x 10 Easy Canvas! Would sure love to have you join in! 🙂

  2. Nice photos! I love the aperture work. 'Cause sometimes I want a blurred background and sometimes I don't! Nice to see you here again.

  3. Hey Pam!!! It is so great to see you!!! I miss you when you aren't around and I miss getting inspired with your beautiful pictures, too! These are marvelous!! If the goose didn't get you, it looks worth it that you made him angry with such a good shot! When I first started realizing my love for photography, I took up close pictures of a horse with a flash on, poor thing! What was I thinking? He put up with me, but he never forgot! That horse didn't care a thing for me in years to come afterwards!

    I'm sorry that you are having home issues. You're right, it's life, and I have to remind myself of that sometimes!

    I was so happy to see your comments yesterday!! Thank you for taking the time to do that!! Hugs, dear Pam!! 🙂

  4. I love geese, so of course I love these pictures! I am constantly taking photos of geese, ducks, chickens, even pigeons when I get the chance. Even the scary mean ones! haha Thanks for sharing!

  5. Your photos are gorgeous! I use my phone and a new digital Canon Powershot. Dreaming of the day I can get a DSLR!

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