Taken on a early spring morning & with a temp of 30 degrees, the lake had a light foggy mist floating across the surface. A quiet morning when all you could hear was the landing splash from this goose.
Your description of one of the great pleasures (silence apart from nature sounds) of early morning outings is vividly augmented by the shot.
Rick figured out the new unspoken rules for photo popularity: The new policy at smugmug is that only photos that are uploaded the same day can appear in its 'popular home' pages, and only comments by other users count toward popularity.
We all need to start adding the date of upload somewhere (title, caption, keywords) to help people know which photos have a chance of 'becoming popular'.
My new gallery for the current day’s uploads is here: https://arctangent.smugmug.com/All-Recent-Uploads/Days-uploads-the-current-day-only/
Other recent uploads are in the ‘All Recent Uploads folder, one step back (link button above the gallery name). The gallery is sorted in reverse order of upload. New additions throughout the day appear first. I’ll continue to comment on your older photos, and I hope you’ll do the same to mine, if you choose.