Snow Geese Panoramas From Brigantine
Here are a series of panorama images of Snow Geese from a previous visit to the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in Oceanville, New Jersey. There were so many Snow Geese in the flocks throughout the refuge the only way to get more detail in the actual birds was to photograph them in a series of panoramas with a telephoto lens. If I just used a wide angle lens the individual birds would be extremely small in the frame and I would have a huge amount of empty sky and foreground. All panoramas were shot with a series of handheld images with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4X Teleconverter. Images were then assembled in Photoshop.
11 image panorama, 400mm lens, with 1.4x teleconverter, final image – 99 inches wide @300ppi
16 image panorama, 136 inches x 17 inches @ 300ppi, 400mm lens with 1.4x teleconverter
6 image panorama, 400mm lens with 1.4x teleconverter
Detail section of one panorama
Snow Geese Detail, 400mm w/ 1.4x Teleconverter
3 image Flying Panorama, 400mm w/ 1.4x teleconverter
23 image panorama, 400mm w/ 1.4x teleconverter (136 inches x 12.75 inches @300 ppi)
16 image panorama, 400mm lens w/ 1.4x teleconverter (138 x 17 inches @300 ppi)
20 image panorama, 400mm w/ 1.4x teleconverter (137 inches @ 300 ppi)
Snow Geese Flying Panorama, (4 image) 400mm w/ 1.4x teleconverter
Huge flocks, which I guess is common for snow geese.
Yes! Usually they are in very large flocks! Also depends on locations. They are fun to see, hear and photograph!
Some day I’d love to see these large flocks in person. It must be impressive!
Yes Eliza! The take offs of thousands of Snow Geese is quite impressive and very noisy if you are close. I always wondered how they do not fly into each other!
Beautifully captured, Reed! I can almost hear the roar of their lift-offs! 🙂
Thanks Donna! They do make quite a bit of noise when you are close to a large lift off!
Thanks Belinda! They are fun to do! Plus the more you practice how many images and overlapping the images the better chance you get the results you want!
Wonderful post! What a treat to see all these plump white beauties in so many different poses and so many diverse views, from close and in such huge numbers from afar.
Thanks! After you try a few panoramas, they are quite easy to shoot and assemble in Photoshop. Plus they are fun to do! Also you get much more detail in the finished image instead of severely cropping a shot with a very wide lens!
It’s a wonderful collection!