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Cape Barren Goose

Cape Barren Goose
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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: 2006-09-29
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: 2007-04-04 12:14
Viewed: 3021
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Cape Barren Goose, Cereopsis novaehollandiae is a large goose resident in southern Australia.

It is a most peculiar goose of uncertain affiliations (Sraml et al. 1996). It may either belong into the "true geese" and swan subfamily Anserinae or into the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae as distinct tribe Cereopsini, or be separated, possibly including the prehistorically extinct flightless New Zealand Geese of the genus Cnemiornis, in a distinct subfamily Cereopsinae. Indeed, the first bones of the New Zealand birds to be discovered were similar enough to those of the Cape Barren Goose to erroneously refer to them as "New Zealand Cape Barren Goose" ("Cereopsis" novaezeelandiae).

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Shooting Date/Time
29/09/2006 13:23:22
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70.0 - 200.0mm
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Hello Annick,

Lovely capture here, really nice detail in the face and feathers! Nice POV and the sharpness is perfect. Thank you for sharing.


Hi Annick, good POV, and very sharp details.

TFS Anders.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-04-04 13:44]

Bonsoir Annick
Très belle prise, excellente détails (comme d'habitude) Bravo, amicalement Robi

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-04-04 14:00]

Nice portrait&excellent details!!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-04 14:01]

Hi Annick

Another very "powerful" portrait from you!
The contrast here is amazing and very well managed and i really love those tones in the BG again.
The details on this interesting good are terrific, too and the POV and eye-contact make a cahrming composition.

Bravo and TFS

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-04-04 14:44]

bonjour Annick
joli portrait de cette petite frimousse. Il semble que l'oiseau soit triste, avec cette petite tête et bec raccourci. Belles lignes pures.


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-04-04 15:38]

Hi Annick

What a great portrait shot of this amazing looking Goose, superby composed as always with a great POv and pose, nice sharp detail and I love the warm colour tones and blurry BG.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hello Annick,
great portrait shot here. I like it very much. Great POV, framing and sharpness. Very nice colours and exposure. This is a very good composition. Thank you for posting.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-04 20:28]

Hello Annick,
Excellent image with sharp detail and great color, thanks for sharing.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-04-05 2:01]

Bonjour Annick,
Très beau portrait, touchant aussi. Cette oie a l'air d'être un peu perdue. Ce que j'apprécie surtout sur cette image, c'est la beauté des couleurs. L'ensemble est magnifique.
Bonne journée

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-04-05 2:06]

What an unusual bird, Annick.
I have never seen anything like that before.
I like his weirdly-shaped green beak... different.
You caught him in a very alert pose,
with sharp details and good light.
TFS. : )

Hi Annick,
Whatever it is you took a nice picture of it this unusual bird. Strange markings and colouration on the beak.
Might look better with a bit more cropped of the bottom and left side.

Hi Annick!
This is really amazing bird! I have never seen species like this one! I really can not belive - this goose has green beak! :>
Very interesting presentation my Friend!
Best greetings,

A very interesting goose. I have not seen anything quite like this, especially one with a beak so short.
You managed good sharpness and and details for this one. I like the greenish looking beak. A good POV and DOP altogether. It seems to be looking at you. Well done, again!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-04-05 9:52]

Hello Annick,
Very nice capture.Lighting,colors,catchlight in eyes,framing and visual impact are excellent.TFS

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