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Brent Goose

Brent Goose
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Canon 100 mm F2.8L IS Macro USM
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-12 2:14
Viewed: 3221
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is a species of goose not often seen on Trek Nature.

Brent Goose, Branta bernicla

Swedish name: Prutgĺs

This is group that is part of a flock of maybe over a hundred that are feeding and resting before continuing to their over-wintering areas along the coast of NW Europe.

It is smaller than other species of Branta that include the Barnacle and Canada Goose

There are several subspecies that include an almost totally dark variety from N America.
This is the subspecies hrota that breeds on Svalbard and Greenland.
The nominate subspecies bernicla breeds in the tundra areas along the coasts of Russia and it can also be seen on passage in Sweden.

This was taken from the car at a distance of about 20 meters at the southern tip of the island of Öland, famous for being a gathering area for migrating birds.

After moderate cropping and size reduction the image was slightly sharpened and converted from RAW to JPEG.

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Hi Ivan,

A good group shot, with one standing proud allowing us to see all it's distinguishing features well, well taken with good detail and colours. A nice informative note.

Hope your are still recovering well, TFS regards Bill.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-03-12 2:35]

Hello Ivan,
A very nice group of goose,sharply capture,also thank you for the information,regards..

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-12 3:07]

Hello Ivan,
Excellent photo of these Brent Geese. Fine composition in good sharpness and beautiful natural colours.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-03-12 3:14]

Hi Ivan,
lovely photo that shows this group of geese and their behavior.
Well composed,with fine details and natural colors !
Useful note ! Thanks !
Best regards !

Hello sir...
very beautiful pic capture by you....
great sharpness ...very good colours ...and details ....thanks for sharing....

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-12 3:31]

Hi Ivan,in effect isn't easy to find this specie on the gallery,a lucky meeting whit this group and an excellent capture whit the usual perfect details and colors,excellent work! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano


Hello Ivan,
Lovely composition, captured with fine details, beautiful PoV and nice natural colours.
Best regards,

I have seen these Geese for the first time on TN, Ivan.
You have captured this flock in a very natural environment.
They look at ease on the ground.
The plumage details on the two facing the camera are sharp and clear.

Salam Ivan,
An excellent capture with beautiful coloration, details & setting. Great composition & presentation. Nice work & TFS. Regards & best salam!


Hello Ivan,

A very nicely captured group photo of the Geese. Very good details & color & this is the first time I am seeing these birds..

Thanks for sharing this pic...

Warm Regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-12 7:21]

Very beautiful and colorful geese flock here foraging, interesting formation..good composition and colors. tfs.

hallo Ivan
thanks for the nice comment
this is a super picture of this beauty group of gose
great details and super good colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Ivan,
Nice photograph.it is an example to the new comer how to capture group shot.
Nice natural colour and gesture.Beautiful light and sharpness on subject.Very good picture.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards and respect,

Hi Ivan,
I like these birds. Very goog presentation. Perfect composition. How many of them?
Thanks for sharing,

Bonjour Ivan,
Agréable valorisation des sujets dans leur environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Ivan

Beautiful close-up photo of this group of Brent Goose,
fine POV & DOF, beautiful soft light,
beautiful sharpness and details, here soon
we will heard the noisy flights of Canada Geese
coming back from the south, TFS


Ciao Ivan, great group of lovely geese, beautiful ambientation, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Great job exposing these birds with their B&W plumage Ivan.
I like the active pose of the one far right with its foot up, and the watery FG.
Well done!

Hello Ivan,
fine capture of these Goose with good sharpness and beautifully natural colours. I also like your nice composition in their natural habitat.
Best wishes,

Hello Ivan.
Thanks for sharing with us this flock of Brent Goose. Nice focus keeping the two in the foreground in good details. Interesting that I do shoot many birds from inside the car too. Maybe cars are much less imposing than human, I suppose.
Thanks and have a nice day.

Hello Ivan
Beautiful scene with nice lighting and good sharpness.

Hello Ivan,
with the lead Goose mid stride this is a lovely composition,the pools of water are also a guide to their environment.A very good Natural History photograph.
Regards Les.

Hello Ivan,
Another gorgeous species of birds with fantastic colors. The POV is perfectly chosen. Incredible sharp details and perfect focus. Perfect WB too. Congratulation for this marvelous capture. I never meet the in my country.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-03-14 4:56]

Very interesting species, Ivan. Nice to see them in the wild.

Of course Öland was one of the stopping points described in "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils". Was it mentioned what species of geese he rode?.... :-) I think the illustrations suggested Canada Geese...

All the best,


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-03-26 16:12]

Hola Ivan, que belleza de foto y que belleza de especie lńa que nos muestra, me gusta el entorno, la composición el manejo de la luz y ver a estas bellas aves en acción...saludos.

Hi Ivan,
Even through car window, a very impressive and clear capture about a species I've never seen, because in Hungary it's a rare wagrant only. Beautiful composition and colors. And a decent note. It was good to see someone's able to write a note from his own head, not from copying a wikipedia article. When will you return to make your 900th upload? :-)
Tfs the nice shot, best regards, László

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