The Commitment of the Canada Goose

There is a pond behind my house and this goose has been diligent through all the wind and rain to keep sitting on her eggs. This evening as I was barbecuing dinner, the sun broke through the clouds providing some terrific lighting, so I took the opportunity to try and capture her on the nest. I think she looks very elegant the way she is watching me all the while minding the eggs. In the first image I was struck by the placement of the "human nest" reflecting in the pond with the goose nest. All God's creatures need someplace to call home! :-) The dreamy/impressionistic look to them is called the "Orton Effect" named after landscape photographer Michael Orton.

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