Photo of the Week winner: Canada Geese

9/4/2013 | 2

©2013 Richard Seeley

Canada Geese ©2013 Richard Seeley

Subscriber Richard Seeley of Silverthorne, Colorado, is the winner of our Photo of the Week contest for July and August. He shot the photo above of a Canada Goose and four goslings in May, and we featured it the week of August 5. Congratulations, Richard!

His prize is a one-year renewal of his BirdWatching subscription. We’ll publish the photo in our December issue.

Lloyd Spitalnik, whose photo of a Cooper’s Hawk appears on the cover of our October issue, was our judge.

“When looking at a photo for critiquing, the things I look for most are eye contact, composition, sharpness, background, and in this case, a story being told,” Lloyd says. “This image has it all. The subject is only secondary. That’s why, even though the birds are the most common of all the entries, I like it the most.”

  • Carol Stewart

    Very heart warming photo! The Canada Goose is so abundant that a lot of times the photos are not so eye catching but with the goslings looking up at this adult, it just made me fall in love with it!

  • Sharon Sauriol

    Beautiful, endearing image Richard. Congratulations!