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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 17 February 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

While on our drive February 5, we decided to take in the Finley Wildlife Refuge (where Phil, Bill and I did our shoot a few weeks ago; only today it was sunny). The reserve is known primarily for its geese. There were a number of flocks flying overhead, but I didn't think they ended up making very good photographs. This pond was the one below the red barn in the prior series.

OFF TO PORTLAND - I'm doing the NAPP Photoshop CS4 workshop tomorrow.

NIKON D300 1/250 second F/9.0 ISO 200 292 mm (35mm equiv.)

khadi from New Delhi, India

Beautiful. What a peaceful and serene scene. The framing really adds to this image.

17 Feb 2010 5:21am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

so beautiful lovely yellow tones

17 Feb 2010 5:30am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

An idyllic scene, excellently captured. Well done, Jack.

17 Feb 2010 5:41am

rem_la from Villiers, France

une belle image bucolique !

17 Feb 2010 5:58am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great image and I really like your edge detail on this image Jack!

17 Feb 2010 6:02am

Glenn from New Orleans, United States


17 Feb 2010 6:11am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

The geese are lovely and your black textured frame looks appropriately rural in this usage.
Have a great workshop !

17 Feb 2010 6:22am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom


I love how the geese are aligned with water splash on their behind

17 Feb 2010 6:27am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Ahh so peaceful.

17 Feb 2010 7:25am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent compo and light

17 Feb 2010 7:49am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

what a peaceful pleasant sight. i like

17 Feb 2010 8:07am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Lovely colouring and a perfect composition. What a lovely peaceful place.

17 Feb 2010 8:12am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Good morning dear friend! I often wonder what makes us so happy when we look at a picture!. He concluded that the feelings they evoke in us! Your image is because it evokes for me even without really knowing what your beautiful country! The geese sailing with elegance in the peace of a quiet stream, gentle. beautiful tones. Vegetation that provides awe ... end bucolic surroundings. Jack you are a wonderful kind detector corners. ideal for teaching. To give us good morning with them! Thanks Jack and many kisses! You're an artist! Adela

17 Feb 2010 8:19am

@Fonts: You are incredibly gracious and kind to me. Thank you, dear Adela.

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

oo~~~~~~~~~~~~ this IS BEAUTIFUL!!!~~~~~~~~
best not let the head get in the way... beauty is instant!! feeling!!

17 Feb 2010 8:23am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful photo... like the presentation very much..

17 Feb 2010 8:38am

k@ from Paris, France

A postcard of peace moments in family (ducks' one ;-)

17 Feb 2010 9:18am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Beautiful ! This place seems so quiet !

17 Feb 2010 9:42am

J.B from madrid, Spain

beautiful! this place seems really quite and peaceful! great composition

17 Feb 2010 10:30am

@J.B: It was very quiet and peaceful.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Beautiful place, I like the tones.

17 Feb 2010 11:45am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

It looks like it came from a trailer for a movie, Jack ... beautiful.

17 Feb 2010 12:17pm

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

The light is very nice on those geeses...

17 Feb 2010 12:29pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

It seems just a little corner of paradise looked through the "keyhole" is intimate and bright! A beautiful image!

17 Feb 2010 12:43pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent shot. Beautiful colors, nice place.

17 Feb 2010 1:01pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States


17 Feb 2010 1:30pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Idyllic atmosphere....lovely shot!

17 Feb 2010 2:14pm

keith from killarney, Ireland

you can feel the calmness here jack wonderful love the vignetting as well

17 Feb 2010 2:35pm

STEED from Gueret, France

Quiet mood........Like it...

17 Feb 2010 2:36pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful , Jack ;)) Colors are fabulous !

17 Feb 2010 2:48pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

just fantastic! such vivid colors ;-)

17 Feb 2010 2:51pm

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

The border is perfect for this image. It really adds to the dark green tones.

17 Feb 2010 3:35pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very beautiful shot :)

17 Feb 2010 3:45pm

Tricia from Missourah, United States

That's fantastic frame work & it fits perfectly w/ the geese - What a great scene!

17 Feb 2010 4:34pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine looking of the contented looking geese. I like the special framing too. Well done.

17 Feb 2010 4:38pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Great shot, love colors , light and reflexion

17 Feb 2010 5:17pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

They look really great down on the water. The light and colors are super in this scene. Love it.

17 Feb 2010 5:18pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Excellent scene well shot Jack.... Not sure about the acid burn frame though

17 Feb 2010 5:27pm

Manola from Bassens, France

belle tranquillité par ici..I like!!!

17 Feb 2010 5:31pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

ah que ça fait du bien ces ors !

17 Feb 2010 5:41pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Une jolie scène bucolique !

17 Feb 2010 6:35pm

tataray from St Laurs, France

Excellente composition et couleurs sublimes.

17 Feb 2010 6:49pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The colours and mood of this composition is very peaceful. Again your frame treatment is great :)

17 Feb 2010 7:11pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Beautiful and bucòlic picture.

17 Feb 2010 8:03pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is very beautiful! I love the green tones. Lovely composition and detail. The frame works really well here, almost look like it was taken throught a window. 5 stars for sure for this wonderful capture.

17 Feb 2010 8:18pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A nice capture of these Canadian geese. I love the framing that you used for this capture. It makes it look like you are looking out from behind some bushes, as if to get a close-up shot.

17 Feb 2010 8:42pm

Marianne from Toulouse, France

Gold grass, your picture is a sun for my night, wonderful post card, Jack !
All the stars of the sky for this one !!!

17 Feb 2010 8:46pm

@Marianne: Thank you; you are extremely kind.

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

A beautiful capture. Enjoy the workshop. We look forward to your enhanced processing experiences.

17 Feb 2010 9:10pm

Chris Giovannis from Sydney, Australia

Soothing to say the least!

17 Feb 2010 9:14pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

a wonderful light !

17 Feb 2010 9:27pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Very well done..

17 Feb 2010 11:50pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderful the composition, and like the frame you used also!!! hope ya enjoy your workshop!!!

18 Feb 2010 12:04am

Mirza Ahmad from Amsterdam, Netherlands

All set for spring then ...

18 Feb 2010 12:06am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

a spectacular image! i love the light and reflections in this shot. well done!

18 Feb 2010 12:31am

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

A wonderful shot. Amazing colour tone and composition, as well as great subject and rendering. Very well done, Jack!

18 Feb 2010 12:35am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very peaceful shot, Jack. Interesting processing also.

18 Feb 2010 1:28am

Evening Song Imagery from Springfield, WV, United States

Have a great time in Portland !

18 Feb 2010 1:43am

Ajay from Pune, India

The frame of the shot gives a feeling of protection to the world of this little beings.

18 Feb 2010 1:59am

Bhavvish from Dallas, United States

Great composition

18 Feb 2010 2:07am

lydia from Paris, France

Very peaceful place !

18 Feb 2010 2:27am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

quiet and peaceful with beautiful warm feel to it

18 Feb 2010 3:24am

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I shot some geese today! Er, with my camera, like you. Nicely done. The greentones show warmth and now i am jealous!

18 Feb 2010 4:23am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Wonderful, Jack!! And I'm envious of the PS workshop... have fun!!

19 Feb 2010 12:46am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

This is beautiful...all so luninous.

19 Feb 2010 3:09am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Wonderful capture....that framing works well here and that light is beautiful..

25 Feb 2010 5:56pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Why, this is just....<On Golden Pond> !!!!!

27 Feb 2010 3:55am