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Egyptian Goose

Egyptian Goose
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Copyright: Rudy Genevrois (genevrois) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 91 W: 0 N: 27] (422)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, 70-300 Sigma DG, SD Card
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-02 0:37
Viewed: 3167
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
This large bird resembling a goose is recognizable by its long pink legs, partially beige plumage contrasting with its darker above. Adults may be confused. The juvenile duller, evokes a bit of a young Shelduck. The sexes are identical, however there is a strong individual variability. Head and neck are yellowish beige with a chocolate-brown spots around the eye and the base of the beak. The cap is slightly mottled with reddish-brown, reddish-brown necklace identifies the lower neck. The upper mantle, chest, and almost everything else have a bottom beige to greyish yellow, paler on the flanks. The belly is white and chocolate-brown blotches of varying sizes mark the chest. The lower mantle and scapulars are generally brown, with grayish brown shades in some birds, reddish brown in others. The back, rump, tail and tail above is black. The blankets are white coverts bordered by a dark line along the greater coverts. The primary flight feathers and tail feathers are blackish, the secondaries green or purple metallic, the tertiary partially red. The underside is white.
Juveniles have duller plumage than adults. In addition, the spots on the cap and chest, collar, which marks the transition between the neck and chest, are missing. The crown, nape and upper wings are shades of brown-gray.

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A fine capture of this lovely family mon ami Rudy. I wonder why you did not use the maximum size (800 pixels) for presentatin MF! This is really wonderful scene.
TFS and have a nice weekend!


Hola Rudy
Una bonita imagen de esta familia al completo, y como los padres están vigilando a su descendecia para que no les pase nada. Perfecta composición y colores naturales, aunque la imagen es algo pequeña, para apreciar bien los detalles. Buena toma.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-05 4:32]

Hello Rudy,
one of the specie that I never know is this Egyptian goose. Well presented in its group with good green grass as the background.
The colour of the tails and the head is really unique and stunning.
you have shown it in great details and good overall view.
Nice to look at.


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