Conserving Body Heat
A typical scene at the lake in the Winter time. The geese stay away from the ice that surrounds them and find little pockets of water where they can stand on one foot to conserve body heat. It's a beautiful scene to see in person and I hope it translates here in the this picture.
I want to mention another photographer in the KC area. Her name is Lisa Plymell. She has taken some amazing pictures of geese, pelicans, and bald eagles from this same lake I am shooting. I highly suggest you take a look at her picture entilted "We have Lift Off" or "Swan Ballet". They are both stunners.