I made this image exactly 1 minute and 10 seconds before I made the Doggie Bliss image that I shared yesterday. Not a bad “hit” rate for just a few minutes of walking around my back-back yard. While it is pretty much impossible to tell from the image, these geese, at least I think they are geese, are heading south to a pond on a neighbors property where they pretty much live.
When I first imported this image I thought it was a nice silhouette of the birds, but after looking at it a little more it was clear that there was actually a good amount of detail in the birds, especially along the trailing edges of their wings and along the far side of their breasts. That alone made this image a winner for me. I regularly ask you to click through for the larger version and I am going to ask again for you to view this one on the largest your screen will allow, it really helps bring the detail out.
I will admit though, this image really is unlike pretty much anything I would normally go out looking to shoot, and was caught more “on the fly” while out grabbing shots of my dog. I am so glad that I decided to aim the camera at the sky. As for processing, this is pretty much out of camera with the exception of upping the contrast in the sky to help pull some detail out of the clouds and adding a fairly heavy vignette.