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Alopochen aegyptiacus

Alopochen aegyptiacus
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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: 2007-03-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): vanderschelden's birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-26 9:59
Viewed: 4179
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a territorial species in the breeding season, and will nest in a large variety of situations. Egyptian Geese pair for life.

The sexes of this striking species are identical in plumage, though the males average slightly larger. There is a fair amount of variation in plumage tone, with some birds greyer and others browner, but this is not sex or age related.

Egyptian geese typically eat seeds, leaves, grasses, and plant stems. Occasionally, they will eat locusts, worms, or other small animals.

Egyptian geese were considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians, and appeared in much of their artwork.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-03-26 10:04]

Hello Annick,
Excellent portrait.I liked POV,natural colors,lighting and visual impact a lot.TFS

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-03-26 10:09]

Hallo Annick,
Perfect portrait, good sharpness and details. I love the eyecontact and the beautiful colours of the bg and the feathers. I also like your composition and pov.
Groetjes Paula

hi annick,
lovely portrait shot, good point of view with nice eye contact, natural colour tones, nice framing, liked the bg,
tfs & regards

Hello Annick,
Nice profile of this Egyptian Geese. Beautiful eye and great sharpness and color clarity. Very well done and tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-26 11:24]

Hello Annick,
Excellent sharp close portrait of this ugly beauty. Egyptian Geese are spreading Northwards and will soon be breeding in the wild in most of Europe, including Sweden.
Nice shot!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-26 12:19]

Hello Annick,
I have been looking this composition for a few minutes and I'm drawn back to its' eye. You capture of the details and colors in its' plummage is great, but that eye. Thanks for sharing.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-03-26 12:39]

Bonjour Annick
Very nice portrait.Love the eyse of the bird and the sharpness of the feather.Also very nice colors and DOF.
TFS Michel


You have presented a nice portrait here and it shows good skill. The background is something special, creamy and out of focus. Bird is sharp and nice texture in the neck feathers. Great point of view.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-03-26 13:02]

Hi Annick,
Superb portrait of the Egyptian Geese. Good colours, neat image, sharp details and perfect BG. Love those intense but calm eyes. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Annick Very nice head shot of this water fowl, very nice details in the plumage with nice natural colors. :)

I have been thinking about that 70-200 f 2.8 lens. How do you like it?
This is a nice portrait with good natural color.

Evelynn : )

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-03-26 18:10]

hello Annick
wonderful portrait photo of this cute and beautiful bird. i like point of view, background, colours, lighting, sharpness, details and framing
thanks for sharing

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-26 18:25]

Hola Annick,
siempre magníficos tus trabajos,
y presentación genial, saludos

Hi Annick,

Very sharp image. Nice colours and DOF. Great detail in the feathers. TFS.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-27 0:41]

What a great close-up you got of this Egyptian goose.
The expression on him is priceless.
Maybe the dark area around his eyes make him look so serious.
Very sharp details and beautiful colors.
TFS. : )

Hi Annick,
Very nice side lit head shot of this Goose. Bright eye with a hint of a catchlight.

Hi Annick,
This guy is really serious about his photo. :)Excellant details. Nice colors (shades of brown). Beak is really good. :D


Hola Annick,
Bonito retrato, la textura, nitidez, luz y fondo son excelentes. Un cordial saludo

bonjour annick
c'est un portrait que je pourrais tenté en pleine nature,car il y a deux de ces oies sur le bord de la riviere dans mon village,mais elles ne se laissent pas approchées.
le votre est parfait bien entendu!

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