26 Apr 11. In reviewing the group of images available to share for one that in its own right tended to look a bit like a water color, I came across this one and decided it did a reasonable job of illustration the concept. While visually playing around with it a bit I realized that I had unknowingly captured in the shot the culprit responsible for the geese nervously moving into and out of this particular setting. That observation made me certain that this was an image to share. Having recently been reading some of the excellent materials written by Thom Hogan, in particular on the D300s and D7000 bodies and several of the lenses I own, specifically the 18 - 200mm used to take this picture, I was pleased to see that the lens was performing up to expectations. This shot was taken the same day that the Fish & Game guy gave me a bunch of static but was at a location in which he could do nothing about us photographing the geese. Look directly above the peak of the roof of the larger red barn and you will see a Bald Eagle sitting on a bare branch. I can guarantee you that I didn't see this guy with the unaided eye while I was snapping the photo. Not sure the lens would perform as well with a better body, but the D300 / 18-200 combo seems to be serving me reasonably well. ISO 200; 1/1000 sec @ f / 11.