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Canada Goose gosling

Canada Goose gosling
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-30 11:28
Viewed: 3618
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Adult geese are often seen leading their goslings in a line, usually with one parent at the front, and the other at the back of the "parade". While protecting their goslings, parents often violently chase away nearby creatures, from small blackbirds to other geese, to humans that approach, after warning them by giving off a hissing sound. Most of the species that prey on eggs will also take a gosling, if there's an opportunity. However, geese may form groups of a number of goslings and a few adults, called crèches. The offspring enter the fledging stage anytime from 6 to 9 weeks of age. The young do not leave their parents until after the spring migration, when they return to their birthplace. Once they reach adulthood, Canada Geese are rarely preyed on, but can be taken by Coyotes, Red Foxes, Gray Wolves, Snowy Owls, Great Horned Owls, Golden Eagles and, most often, Bald Eagles.

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
23/06/2007 15:53:35
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Partial metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
AI Servo AF
Picture Style
Tone Curve : Standard
Sharpness level : -
Pattern Sharpness : -
Contrast : 0
Sharpness : 3
Color saturation : 0
Color tone : 0

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To marhowie: Hello Howard,vanderschelden 1 07-01 07:37
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Very beautiful and sharpness this shot with good pov and excelend colors and compo.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-30 11:30]

Hello Annick,
Fine sharp and well coloured shot of a Canada gosling. Good blurred blue water BG, Nice lighting.
TFS and enjoy your weekend.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-30 11:41]

Hello Annick,
I don't think I've ever seen a Canada gosling, at least not one in these lovely brown colours. Very fine sharp capture in beautiful light.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-30 11:42]

Hi Annick.
This is beautiful coloured picture with precise sharp details in plumage of this lovely gosling.Superb light.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Hello Annick Wow! you got the perfect kit there am Jealous. Lovely detail and POV perfect composition. TFS rgds Necip.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-06-30 13:15]

nice colors good focus nice water patterns

Hi Annick,
this is a fine capture of the gosling in a nice and soft light with good detail and focus. Tfs.The note you have included reads like a list of the wildlife in and near High River. Bob

Hi Annick

Beautiful composition and details. I really like the light on the head - almost gives the hairy feathers a glowing effect.


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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2007-06-30 21:02]

Hi Annick,
Very good shot, deatils and clarity are impresive. The colours of the bird are a bit different of the ones I am used to. Here in Canada goslings are darker brown. Could be the light. Your new equipment is the dream of any nature photographer! Good luck with it and many prise winner shots!
Regards, Mario

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-06-30 22:29]

How interesting, Annick.
We have dozens and dozens of Canada goslings hatching at our lake every year,
and I have never seen one in that color.
Ours are more grayish brown at that size.
I wonder what subspecies yours is. The orange is just beautiful.
Fantastic light and details. This young guy is really gorgeous.
TFS. : )

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-01 2:06]

Hi Annick,
an excellant shot.
Very sharp and detailed with a brilliant DOF.
Well done,

Hi Annick,
Gret capture of this young goose.
Excellent presentation, good detail, sharpness and colour.
Exposure is just right.
Thansk for posting, have a good week.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-01 3:27]

Hi Annick,
Wonderful profile shot of this Gosling. Very neat and sharp image with fine focus. The colour tones on the plumage is superb and the water ripples as BG works wonders here. Great POV and a fine composition. Kudos.

Hi Annick,
This is a wonderful shot. This photo has high clarity and details. I like the way you capture this Canada gosling wading through small waves effortlessly. Very well done.

Very clear and beautiful shot - like the colors transition from blue over brown to green. Bravo!, Cheers, Klaus

Hi Annick,
A very good capture. The colors, BG and POV of subject are outstanding. Thanks a lot for sharing. :) later.

Hi Annick,
Love the reddish brown plumage and blues of the BG here mf. A great POV with very good color, DOF, exposure and sharp details..Nice work :)
PS - Nice camera too. You never answered my ?

Hi Annick,
I see you have opted for the prime 400mm lens. I am sure you will see a difference in the definition and sharpness of your pictures.
I would have liked to have seen all this bird.
Best wishes and good luck with the lens.

Magnifique prise avec tellemtn de netteté et très beau reflet de couleurs.

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