Snow Geese Panoramas from Brigantine

Sometimes when I find a large groups of birds I try a few panoramas, just for fun. On this day I found a very large group of Snow Geese, mostly sleeping, so I thought I would give it a try.  There was not much else around, so why not. They were not moving and stretched a long ways along the Wildlife Drive. The featured image (which will probably not show much detail in this blog) was 35 images, handheld, for a finished panorama of 550 inches long by 15.5 inches high. It took Photoshop quite a while for it to process the panorama and then I had a few touch-ups here and there because of the length. I was trying a new Canon R with a 400mm f/4 D.O. lens and 1.4X teleconverter. It was not very bright out so I should have raised my ISO and stopped down more for increased depth of field, but I thought it might be enough when I photographing them. So the foreground is a little soft, but it was still fun to try.

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Cropped section to show more detail

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Another Closer Cropped section

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Image taken later when they started to move around. Single Image showing limited depth of field on foreground because I was focusing on the flying birds landing in background.

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Starting to wake up and move around

2 Comments on “Snow Geese Panoramas from Brigantine

    • Thanks Donna! They are fun to photograph! One day when they were to the left of the visitor center in the closer fields, I was photographing them from the visitor kiosk. They took off in mass. It was amazing to be in the middle of the swarm as they flew by before they got altitude.

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