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Copyright: monique voorn schulz (movoschu) (178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10-10
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-06 11:59
Viewed: 1169
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The barnacle goose is a medium-sized goose, 5570 cm (2228 in) long,[3] with a wingspan of 130145 cm (5157 in) and a body mass of 1.212.23 kg (2.74.9 lb).[4][5] It has a white face and black head, neck, and upper breast. Its belly is white. The wings and its back are silver-gray with black-and-white bars that look like they are shining when the light reflects on it. During flight a V-shaped white rump patch and the silver-gray underwing linings are visible.Barnacle geese frequently build their nests high on mountain cliffs; away from predators (primarily Arctic foxes and polar bears) but also away from food. Like all geese, the goslings are not fed by the adults. Instead of bringing food to the newly hatched goslings, the goslings are brought to the ground. Unable to fly, the three-day-old goslings jump off the cliff and fall; their small size, feathery down, and very light weight helps to protect some of them from serious injury when they hit the rocks below, but many die from the impact. Arctic foxes are attracted by the noise made by the parent geese during this time and capture many dead or injured goslings. The foxes also stalk the young as they are led by the parents to wetland feeding areas Info: Wikipedia


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  • Good 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-11-06 12:21]
  • [+]

Hi Monique,
Dit zijn geen Canadese ganzen, maar Brandganzen, met hun witte koppen.
Het wit is wat overbelicht, jammer.
Wel een mooie compositie.
Goed weekend,
Peter

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-11-06 13:54]
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Hi Monique,the composition is truly nice , but there is an obvious copy and paste with two ducks on either side, are exactly the same, even if you have changed the size. However you did a good job .... eehe .... even if you have the wrong identification. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Very nice.

  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-11-06 17:47]

Hello Monique,
I don't believe these are Canada Geese, their necks are too short and the underside black markings extend way to far down on their breast. They look more like Barnacle Geese to me. Great shot though, displaying beautiful color and nice detail.!!
Ron

Mooie compo Monique, het plaatje mag er zeker zijn.

Thanks for sharing.
gr.Yves

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