2011 Port Susan Snow Goose and Birding Festival Images

The above shot was one of the first shots I took while I was out today. I posted it here to illustrate how well the geese in the foreground blend in with the snow and ground cover. Not a very good shot though, as I should have used a much tighter aperture than what was used (F4). Due to the wide open aperture you can see that the result is that only a small portion of the image is sharp and the foreground is terribly blurred. What I should have done is tightened the aperture and used my monopod or dialed up my ISO to compensate. This would have allowed a nice, continuous sharpness throughout the image and would have increased the impact of the image. I think the ideal aperture for this shot should have ranged between F7 and F9.

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