River of Gold - Geese overwintering at an icy bend in Yahara River, Wisconsin
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"River of Gold" - Geese overwintering at an icy bend in Yahara River, Wisconsin I love this spot on Yahara (Ho-Chunk indian word meaning "Catfish") where it takes a lazy "S" turn. I keep an eye on places like this for advantageous sunset/sunrise alignments, which in this case, occurs near winter solstice (putting sunset behind the scene). I ventured out on this evening (1/23/22) on the chance that the sunset might be colorful, and was thrilled to find that the color reflected so beautifully in the icy water, making it look like flowing molten gold. The flock of geese clustering in the brighter lit bend, plus coming in for landings from above was truly the icing on this icy winter cake!
Image captured with Pentax K-1 using Rokinon 135mm f2 lens (one of my very sharpest pieces of glass - I call it my "optical scalpel").
January 24th, 2022
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