In Flight

In The Philly area temperatures rose back into the upper 50’s for the second Saturday in a row, so I decided to head back out to the Palmyra Nature Cover with my camera. Rather than heading back out along the Cove Trail, I decided to walk some of the interior trails which run through the park. I don’t often walk these paths in the Winter, and it was a bit odd to be strolling through them without the undergrowth of the forest obscuring my view. It made for some interesting photography opportunities, including a moment when I walked into a group of six deer grazing near the path. In fact, on younger deer was on the path right in front of me 1.

My favorite photo from my afternoon walk, however, was taken after I was heading back to my car. A mated pair of Canadian Geese launched into the air and began to fly toward the river, right over my head! I switched my camera to burst mode and began to trigger the shutter, hoping I’d get some decent shots. And I did!

The photo below is cropped a bit so I could isolate the birds in flight, but I love how it turned out. It makes me want to fly.

Flying Geese
Panasonic Lumix G7 with 25mm lens • ISO 400 • ƒ/8.0 • 1/320mm

  1. It’s times like that when I wish I would have had a long telephoto on my camera. 


  1. GriffithsKL says:

    Gorgeous. Their wing tips seem to touch. God is amazing.

    1. wezlo says:

      Yah, I was really pleased with how it turned out, it really looks like they are reaching for each other.

  2. Peg Horton says:

    Even though they are it reminds me of the song He lifts me up on eagle wings.

    Sent from my iPad


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