Today, I am sharing a simple photo of a Canada Goose splash landing at one of my local ponds. This image was taken on a sunny afternoon almost one year ago.

Adult Canada Goose splash landing – Nikon D500, f7.1, 1/1250, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

The last time I shared a Canada Goose photo, we were heading into fall, and I mentioned that this year I have felt out of sync. That was due in part to spending almost two months away from Utah and because I have been dealing with the loss of my mother.

I had hoped that going into autumn I would start to feel more in sync. Quite frankly, I can’t say that has happened. I still feel off balance. Making the best of my new normal is about all I can do, for now, anyway.

What could be more normal than photographing Canada Geese at my local pond?

During this time of year, I frequently see and hear these geese. In just the past week, during my morning or afternoon walks, I’ve noticed a steady increase in the number of these geese at the pond.

You know what? That excites me. As abundant as Canada Geese are across the country, I still adore them.

Perhaps it’s because, along with Mallards, they are the first waterfowl I remember seeing and being able to identify as a child.

Additionally, I’ve always believed that as a bird photographer, I can create images of ‘common’ birds that are interesting or uncommonly beautiful. I make that as much a part of my goals as a bird photographer as I possibly can.

Just take a look at my bird galleries and look at the ‘common birds’.

Life is good.


Click here to see more of my Canada Geese photos plus facts and information about this species.

Autor Mia McPherson


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