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Brent Goose

Brent Goose
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Copyright: Pekka Valo (pekkavalo1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 423 W: 54 N: 2120] (6789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma EX 120-300mm f2.8 APO HSM, RAW ISO 800, Sigma EX APO DG Teleconv. 2x
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-11-16 2:51
Viewed: 3057
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A pair of Brent Geese at RSPB Snettisham nature reserve.

From Birdguides:

Brent Goose (Branta bernicla)

In: Brent Goose Ca: Oca de collar Da: Knortegċs De: Ringelgans Es: Barnacla carinegra Fi: sepelhanhi Fr: Bernache cravant It: Oca colombaccio Nl: Rotgans No: Ringgċs Pt: Ganso-de-faces-pretas Sv: Prutgċs US: Brant Ru: Евразийская черная казарка

The Brent Goose is smaller and much darker overall than the other 'black geese' and has a shorter, thicker neck, marked in the adults by a little white smudgy half collar. From a distance they can look all dark apart from the gleaming white under-tail area. The pale-bellied form looks much cleaner and more attractive.

Winters on estuaries, grass and cereal fields.

Birds leave breeding grounds after post-breeding moult in early September. Birds usually arrive in Britain in October, departing March-April. Pale-bellied Brent Geese (B.b.hrota) breeding on Svalbard all winter in Denmark and NE England; those which winter in Ireland come from Canada and Greenland.

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hello pekka,
fine capture of the beautiful pair, the water in the shot looks lovely, liked the composition too,
tfs & regards

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-11-16 5:04]

Merhaba Pekka,
Ülkemizde pek görülmeyen ve Türkçe ismi Yosun kazı olan bu güzelleri bizimle paylaştığın için çok teşekkürler. Şu ana kadar bunların varlığından haberdar değildim. Sayenizde bu güzel kazların da varlığını öğrenmiş bulunuyorum. Emeğinize sağlık.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-16 12:14]

Hi Pekka,
a good view of these Brent Geese.
Great composition.
Well exposed.
Brilliant POV.

Well done,

hello Pekka

fine image of this pair of Brent Geese with fine POV and framing,
in the image with them i love too, to see their environment,
excellent sharpness and details of the birds, TFS


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-11-16 23:07]


Nice capture of these Brent Geese - there are usually quite a few hanging around the dock area in Cley.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-17 11:12]

Hello Pecca, very well composed scene! Nice and warm light, good pose and a beautiful image, thanks!


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