Thursday, October 23, 2008

Geese Over Highway/ Sky Watch

The sun sets so early now! Yes, I took this through the windshield...but I wasn't driving. ;-) I couldn't resist taking this photo of geese flying overhead.

To join in the Sky Watch fun, which features skies from all around the globe, visit the Sky Watch blog at http://skyley.blogspot.com

93 comments:

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Wonderful photo! Migrating geese will start arriving here in Arkansas soon; they have a fondness for the rice fields in the southern part of our state, but pass through here on their way. I'll have to keep a lookout, although I *will* hear them. Such a lovely sound!

Jientje said...

Can't believe you took that through the windshield!! It's wonderful!

Migs CFL fan said...

Great pic as always. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!

http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com/

Carletta said...

I would have had to take that shot too.
You captured it well even through the windshield. The sky is gorgeous.

Picturing of Life said...

beautiful sunset

I hope you stop by at my SWF post also in HERE or HERE. Thanks

vincibene said...

Wondeful picture, I like the geese and the colors!

Louise said...

Great shot! The sky is beautiful, but capturing the geese makes it all the better.

fishing guy said...

EG: Wonderful to catch the Canadians as they flew over the highway into the sunset. I would of taken that shot even if I was driving.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous photo! Happy skywatch :)

Reader Wil said...

It was worth your while! The result is stunning.

Ivar Ivrig said...

A great catch of the birds. Glad you didn't drive. Happy SWF

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful. Man drives home; geese fly home. What a scene.

Happy skywatching.

ilanadavita said...

Autumn is a great time for beautiful skies; you have obviously captured one such sky.

Deborah Godin said...

Great photo - I really love twilight shots with any lights on - houses, street lights, or in this case cars. And catching it just as the geese were flying over - they have a slightly longer commute! Wonderful!

Dewdrop said...

Great capture with the geese flying off into the sunset. Glad you weren't driving! lol.

Kyle said...

Beautiful image, EGTG. I've been noticing two or three small formations flying overhead most mornings this week during my drive to work. It will probably be another week or two before we see a real increase, but I'm hoping to get some good shots when they do arrive.

Thanks for sharing yours. Have a great weekend!

~Kyle

Sandra said...

Impressive picture - thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia

Luiz Ramos said...

Great shot. Good bird flight chance and colors.

Stine ☆ said...

Great picture! And beautiful light and color in the sky!

Michelle Johnson said...

Hello EG, glad to hear you weren't driving while capturing this peaceful picture. I love the sound of geese flying overhead. If only you could put sound with this photo. Happy Sky Watching~

Leora said...

The geese seem to echo the V of the sunset which in turn echoes the headlights of the cars. Nice!

Rose said...

Are they headed my way? If not now, probably soon. Over in Illinois, just a few miles west of me is one of their flight paths. It never ceases to thrill me to see geese; when I was a kid, I very seldom saw any.

Marie said...

Wonderful!

Hildegarde said...

When I read the title I already knew I was going to like this one !

Coloradolady said...

Nice photo. It is really good for having to take it through the windshield. Love the geese. Nice fall shot.

Craver Vii said...

Good shot. Yes, of course you weren't driving... you were taking pictures!! :-)

Twas so nice of the geese to leave a clear windshield for you to take their pics.

Dianne said...

the glow from the sun and the headlights coming towards with the rest of the darkness just makes this so dramatic

I bet the geese were making a lot of noise, they do here :)

kjpweb said...

Cool! They are on the way down here!
Every night I see Birds arriving here in FL, flying over. Sandhill Cranes, Geese, Egrets and more.
Maybe I see yours in a while! ;)
Cheers, Klaus

Sharon said...

Great photo. Glad you weren't driving though...LOL. Thanks for sharing.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I thought they would have left by now? However we still have a few hanging around our place as well.

Gill

Jeanne said...

Awesome sky! Love the color and so lucky to get those geese in there. You're right the sun is setting so early it seems these days.

Rhoen said...

Wonderful! You can't even notice the windshield in between! Great shot!

Here's my SkyWatch entry!

Texas Travelers said...

Great photo. It's fall and they are on the move.
Thanks for sharing.

Nice "Sky Watch" today.
Come visit our , Backpacking in the Rain.
Troy and Martha

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Hard to believe you were able to get such a pretty and interesting shot through the car windshield while underway. Great stuff!

Melissa's Cozy Tea Time Readings said...

Love it. Happy swf!

The Birdlady said...

I love this! Skies with birds are my favorite skies!

Tink *~*~* said...

I take photos through the windshield all the time but I'm not driving while I'm doing it either. Also, President Clinton didn't inhale. ;-)

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Mary said...

Lovely! Glad to know you weren't driving. :) Happy SWF!

Mary said...

Lovely! Glad to know you weren't driving. :) Happy SWF!

Müge Tekil said...

This is a wonderful shot! I like very much the golden colour in the sky! Have a nice Friday and week-end! :-)

Judi~Gmj said...

Nice work camera girl. Amazing what you can capture through the windshield :)

Willard said...

A definite keeper! I like it a lot.

Woody said...

That's a cool shot, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you stop back again!

April said...

It's like seeing two different worlds - the natural world with the geese and the sky and the world made by people with roads and electrical lines. Absolutely wonderful photo!

Becky and Gary said...

I love those sky photos with geese. We have them going over every night and day. Beautiful shot. Happy SWF.

Wren said...

Iconic photo for fall, and the color and composition convey the slight tinge of sadness we feel as daylight grows shorter.

Louis la Vache said...

Yeah, right! You weren't driving.... ;-)

(RCMP to East Gwillimbury: Ahem! I saw you snap that shot while driving! May I see your driving license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance?

East Gwillimbury to RCMP: Sure, ociffer, (hic), willya hold my Labatt's while I fish 'em out?)

B. Roan said...

I've been seeing a lot of geese heading for the sunny south. My windshield isn't that clean! BJ

Titania said...

I always like to come to see your special pictures. I love this one as it is a really good shot of "good bye day" there is still plenty of activity with the geese, (they fly all night don't they? and the cars. Serenity is descending with the last gold of the sun and the trees already shadows of the night.

People with Cameras said...

oh my gosh, that's a wonderful photo!

napaboaniya said...

Lovely one taken on the road :)
Happy Skywatch!

Kim said...

The colors in the sky are wonderful, and the geese add a touch of whimsy. Very nice.

Yen said...

Simply amazing shot that is!~Mine is up HERE. Hope to see you there! Happy SWF!~

Carver said...

That's a wonderful shot. Good thing you weren't driving. It would have been hard not to resist taking it anyway.

PJ said...

What a catch through the windshield. I've visited Canada and I think the sky really is bigger up your way, it isn't just the large picture format!

Island Rambles Blog said...

Very moody photo...there is something so familiar about the skies we see over our street...lovely..

Lilli & Nevada said...

great photo the colors are fabulous so are the geese

Kris said...

Where are they going?

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful capture of the geese and wonderful sky too.

BTW The church is still in use after all the town burned over 100 years ago. The town was built on the river and flooded every year also and was never rebuilt after the fire. MB

RuneE said...

Nice catch! So they have left you too now? Ours left a month ago, but we are further north.

Anne-Berit said...

I am glad you took the photo,it`s beautiful:o)

Aileni said...

Glad you weren't driving - you could not have caught this scene - which is so evocative.

see you there! said...

The geese stand out so well against the sky.

I don't usually participate in Sky Watch but I did today on my blog.

Darla

Maria said...

Wonderful photo! I've never seen the wild geese in the air or heard them. Funny to know, though! Thanks for sharing!

NovaS said...

hmmmm..seen the geese in that sky, means falls is taking over and soon enough the winter will be in the air. as they need to depart and look for a warmer place....

happy swf, hope to see u in my page too

Arija said...

Geez, they really are a traffic stopper! They even stopped you inyour tracks.
I love them with the light on their wings AND in front of a sunset too.

Anita said...

This is my favorite shot this week... I LOVE geese, and this shot is beautiful...
My windshield is forever spotted with mud and muddy water these days, I'd never be able to pull this off! Great shot...

Thanks for visiting Prairie Visions!

Louis la Vache said...

Re your comment at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo, the Canadian Snowbirds also participated in Fleet Week.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Rune,
Many geese are still around the area but will leave soon. A few stay all winter on the north side of Lake Ontario if they're lucky enough to find some warm water that never freezes, like next to a plant generating electricity.

Mary said...

Lovely...would not have guessed it was through a windshield. When I do that I have "bugs" as well as geese flying over head :-)

Louis la Vache said...

Speaking of "they do occasionally crash," another Canadian reader sent "Louis" an e-mail that one of the Snowbird team had been killed in a crash only days after "Louis" saw them in San Francisco.

Robin said...

Very nice capture of the sky and the geese. I think you did a great job getting it through the windshield!

Quiet Paths said...

Really nice shot, sir. Yes, the sun sinks behind the hills so early these days. Lovely colors.

Shinade said...

Wow you got a great shot! I too can hardly believe that you got it through your wind shield.

I guess they are heading back down south where I live.

This is a great SW.

I am only at #3 and trying to make some rounds.

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2008/10/skywatch-geese-in-flight.html

Happy SWF:-)

Aisha said...

That's amazing you were able to capture it! They move so fast. It's really beautiful!

roadgurl5 said...

I, too, do the old "shoot from inside the car" trick! Can't help it...you have to shoot when the opportunity arises, right? This shot is great! It's hard to catch birds in flight like you've done. Your other pics are great, too!

Hope said...

This is a wonderful photo and taken through the windshield! Wow!

Denise said...

Great capture, beautiful photograph.

ga.farmwoman said...

I always love watching geese. Thru a windshield or not. lol..
Beautiful
Pam

Itravelhereandthere said...

That's gorgeous sunset and the geese look awesome up there.

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful photo of a colourful sky full of geese doing their own seasonal commuting.

Simply stunning. Thanks for sharing with us all in sky watch friday and your kind comments on my post earlier.

Gail's Man said...

Thanks for stopping by. Great shot from your car. Not seen that many geese flying south yet. I think they still believe it's summer.

jaejae said...

great shots, neighbor!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

fantastic sky watch Love the geese!!!!

Positive Images Surround Us said...

LOVE the photo!! Great job!

Cindy said...

I saw your name and recognized it from your comment on my sepia photo. Your sepia house is spectacular! Sepia is just perfect for it.
I saw several very large flocks of Canada Geese today and sadly they looked to be heading south.
My Skywatch is Here.

indicaspecies said...

Including the geese in the golden sky makes it a great shot. Thanks.

- celine
http://indicainq8.wordpress.com

Kahshe Cottager said...

This is another great from the car shots! The geese here still can't seem to decide if they are coming or going - they fly back and forth throughout the day!

My SkyWatch is at Views From My Camera

Eddie D. said...

Awesome highway shot with the birds...

the teach said...

Your shot is incredible, EG! Just like me in my shots, there are those ever-present electricity lines. They don't spoil the photo in the least! :)

Fish Whisperer said...

Great driving photo. That is one of my favorite ways to shoot.
Cheers

WillThink4Wine said...

How lovely! A sunset and Geese! I truly miss my geese. They've migrated back to great beyond, until the spring.

Powell River Books said...

Hello from Powell River on the Sunshine Coast. Our geese are on the move as well. Lovely shot. I invite you to come see my burning of the slash photos. - Margy

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