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Copyright: Paula van Balen (pvb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro, 58 mm UV Hama
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-16 12:52
Viewed: 3641
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae.
This 63-73 cm long species breeds widely in Africa except in deserts and dense forests, and is locally abundant. They are found mostly in the Nile Valley and south of the Sahara. It has also been introduced elsewhere; Great Britain and the Netherlands have self-sustaining feral populations, the former dating back to the 18th century, though only formally added to the British list in 1971. In Britain, it is found mainly in East Anglia, in parkland with lakes.
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.

They were making such noise that I went and have a look. There were 3 of them and I think 2 males and 1 female. The males were fighting and showing of.
I know it could be sharper but I wanted you to show the pose.

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Hi Paula
Congratulation for photograph
Really very good
I enjoyed the photo

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-16 22:55]

Hi Paula.
What a nice scene you managed to catch. Poses of both birds is amazing and look like from attractive play on a natural stage. Whether you heard the text which they have said? :) DOF. Timing and natural colours are excellent as well as POV and composition of the picture. My best regards and TFS.

You have recorded a kind of mating display I think. The picture is well composed , but yes its on a softer side but never mind, I liked the picture.
Regards to Rene and little Rob :-)

Hallo Paula,

Jammer dat ze inderdaad niet veel scherper dan dit plaatje. Maar desalniettemin blijft het een goede aktiefoto. De man zich in vol ornaat en grootte presenteren aan de vrouw. Indrukwekkend. En wat je vertelt over de herrie die zij maken, nou daar heb je gelijk in.Ik ben overigens al een nest met 11 eieren van deze vogel tegengekomen op de Vlietlanden. De natuur is volop in de running.

prettige dag en tot TFS BOB

Hallo Paulo,

mooie compositie van deze Nijlganzen, kon iets scher lijkt me.
Prachtige kleuren en dof.

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