Old 05-31-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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My friend thinks this goose is trying to kill itself.
Does that constitute bad motive?
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:38 PM   #2
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As it is running away from you - maybe it has a poor image quality.

I don't suppose this is a new CP MOW worker on grain clean-up is it?
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Also high sun angle: Under the goose you can see shadows obscuring foot detail. LOL!
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While I like your shot better, it probably would get bad motive, I tried something similar before, taken at this angle as to not have to get up on the track, my remarks were along the line of a CSX track crew works hard to clear any loose grain from the ballast. The odd thing is these guys got off the track and walked as far away as they could when the train came, far enough where I could not work them in the composition of a shot with the train..

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Railfanning in 1976 - I was chased off by those things... worse than RR SAs, I tell you. Seriously... it was just me and some Canadian geese trackside in Oradell NJ... they all looked at me for a while, when suddenly they came at me... a gaggle gang! Barely got out of their with my shoelaces.
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I believe that's a rare standard gauge galloping goose.








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"Going away shots are generally not accepted unless they are composed in a creative/artistic manner or depict an unusal set of power or train."

I suppose a standard gauge gallooping goose, even in high sun, would constitute a sufficiently unusual "train" to get in.

Go for it.
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:24 PM   #9
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If you had an approaching train in the out-of-focus section approaching the bridge, you'd have a chance, but as it is, yes, I'd say bad motive.
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