A Variety of Expressions (four photographs)

A Variety of Expression1To view more of my photography please click on www.rakmilphotography.com

I am a big fan of animal portraits. In the span of a few moments the range of expressions and postures can change dramatically and unlike a model we cannot really influence the results. This particular Canada Goose was sitting on a post just off a small bridge watching the people go by when I swung my lens around towards it and it became animated. There was none of the usual hissing but a range of expressions and postures, until it settled down to sleep. In photography we hear a lot about the need for patience. I would argue that some is required but more importantly the key is focusing on the subject and getting engaged with it.

A Variety of Expression2

A Variety of Expression3

A Variety of Expression5

11 responses

  1. aah – beautiful ….


    July 3, 2014 at 2:39 am

  2. Excellent portraits Victor. The background is perfect to show off the Canada Goose.


    July 3, 2014 at 5:30 am

  3. I adore that you caught these expressions. So many people can’t see expressions on animals’ faces, but I see them all the time. I love these so much!


    July 3, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    • Thanks. One of the things that makes this kind of photography fun.


      July 3, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      • You’re welcome. It’d be fun if we could name the expressions sometime. 🙂


        July 3, 2014 at 2:40 pm

  4. Lovely! And so sharp. Plus I love ducks.


    July 4, 2014 at 4:20 am

  5. Amazing! They’re a handsome bird. I saw a heap of them very recently on a trip to the south island in NZ. They were in a paddock wway up in the southern alps…it was freezing!


    July 4, 2014 at 4:45 am

    • You either hate them for their mess or love them for their antics.


      July 4, 2014 at 5:20 am

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