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Greylag Goose

Greylag Goose
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
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-08 6:25
Viewed: 3190
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Greylag Goose, Anser anser, is a bird with a wide range in the Old World. It is the type species of the genus Anser.

It was in pre-Linnean times known as the Wild Goose ("Anser ferus"). This species is the ancestor of domesticated geese in Europe and North America. Flocks of feral birds derived from domesticated birds are widespread.

The Greylag Goose is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
2/06/2007 15:14:36
Shooting Mode
Shutter-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

Shot in a natural area called 'De Gavers'.
Same place as this one
and this one and so forth...

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Hello Annick,
Your next great photo!
Good use of aperture (DOF). Goose is sharp, colours are great. Good work!

Hi Annick,
A beautiful capture of this goose!
I like the framing and the resulting vertical composition of it.
The feathers looks just great, as well as the intense orange of the beak.
Well done and thanks for sharing.
My best regards,


Lovely shot. the details are excellent, the composition works really well and the sharpness and DOF are spot on. I really like the colours and the details in this picture.


Hi Annick,
Lovely bird with very nice colors.
A great POV, good DOF, and a fine composition!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-08 8:04]

Hi Annick,
Nice portrait with good pose and colors. TFS

Hi Annick,
Lovely portrait image of this goose.
Looks like he's watching you closely while you are taking pictures :)
Very well done. Thanks for sharing.
Warm regards and have a great weekend, Harry

Hi Annick.
Still taking great photos I see.
Excellent profile of this goose.
Wonderful detail and colour.
Perfect exposure.
Couldn't be better.
Great work!

Hi Annick,
Very nice close up shot of this pretty goose. Great details of the feather.
Nice angle, well composed.


Hi Annick,
This is a wonderful portrait with nice lighting. It really shows the colors and details nicely. :)

Magnifique gros plan très détaillé.

Hi Annick,
I am not sure that this is a Greylag Goose. None that I can remember have that light coloured tip to the beak or are that bright. More of a yellowy orange. I think it is likely to be a cross breed.
Good sharp picture with plenty of definition but the tight crop leaves it nowhere to go. My opinion of course.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-09 23:13]

Hello Annick

A very well defined and detailed portrait of this Greylag goose.The plumage shows very well.Excellent colour and focus.TFS

Simple, con excelente encuadre y enfoque y sobre todo una impresionante LUZ. Veo que ese objetivo de la serie L de Canon trabaja al 100 %
Preciosa fotografía. Saludos Annick.

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