Photo of the Day (3-4-09)

This black and white photo by Bryson Gilbert reminds me that the birds will soon be on the move. By April, Ohio is filled with birds coming from the south, many on their way across Lake Erie to Canada–warblers in particular. These geese are in Toronto, Canada waiting for the rest of the ice to melt. There is a certain stillness in their stance as they wait. Yes, spring will happen. Not today, but soon.

One detail about this shot, I find so lovely is the twigs of the branches. Bryson noticed it too. As he wrote, he feels like he was spying. This shot is titled: The Secret Life of Geese.

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Photo of the Day (3/17/07)

Snow Geese
Now how trippy is this shot? I can’t say that I would have picked it if there hadn’t been such a great explanation of what it is my eyes are witnessing here, but since there was such an explanation it’s getting Gadling love today. Stormygirl, the photographer, notes that the photo of these very white snow geese was captured on the farmlands of the Skagit County in northern Washington State where tens of thousands of snow geese spend their winter. She also notes that they are quite sensitive to disturbance and if you get out of your car – well you can expect a scene like the one above.

All I can say to Stormygirl is that you are one brave soul.