Saturday, September 7, 2013

Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) in Shadow Cliffs Regional Park (Pleasanton, CA)

I live quite close to Shadow Cliff Regional Park in Pleasanton, CA so today I have photos of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) from the park. Shadow Cliff Regional Park is part of the East Bay Parks District, and is a great recreational area to visit. There are many picnic tables, and a lake that you can swim in. Also, the park is a great place for some nice bird and animal photography as there are many ducks, birds, and geese there.

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Message from the Photographer: If you have been following me, you would know I recently took a road trip from the SF Bay Area all the way to Vancouver, BC, Canada. As much as I would like to share my road trip photos with you, the 2000 (estimate) photos I took on the trip are proving to be a bit hard to process. I will still need quite some time before I can process enough to start on the blog posts. I hope you all understand. 😀 Trust me, I've been rushing to get them done as I am planning to start a Smugmug portfolio to start selling prints of my work which I think many are already looking forward to. I plan on doing that once I am done processing all of my road trip photos. Anyways, here are the photos for today.

On the left is the Canada Geese (Branta canadensis). The geese on the right, I tried to identify, but can't. I also asked a few of my photo buddies on Google+. They all say it seems to be a hybrid offspring of the Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) and another geese. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a hybrid.

The 2 geese just stood there still for me to take photos. 

I thought these 2 just standing there made a really nice composition which is why I moved this series of shots up front. 

This is a photo I shot of the 2 geese above when they were swimming towards me. 

A portrait of the head and neck of one of the hybrid geese. 

Another photo of the hybrid geese. 

Hybrid geese on the shore of the lake. 

Hybrid geese walking on grass. 

Hybrid geese eating grass. 

Hybrid geese walking on grass. 

Canada Geese (Branta canadensis)

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