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Enjoying the sun

Enjoying the sun
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-16 14:53
Viewed: 2893
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Could not resist just one more baby Greylag. This one is from the same brood as last nights. Yesterday the mother was sat on top of them, it is one of four. he was enjoying the sunshine in the late evening .

Greylag Goose ( Anser anser ) Length 75-90 cm when fully grown. The largest of our grey Geese and the only one which breeds in Britain. British population is swollen in the winter by migrants from Iceland. These Birds favour coastal grassland. The Greylag has grey-brown plumage which is barred on the back and belly with a white stern with dark wavy ridges on the neck. Britsh Birds have pink legs and an orange bill. The Birds from Europe have pink bills.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-16 15:14]

Hello Nicholas

This shot reminds me of my first post to TN.The colours and the lighting.A very cute gosling with such soft ,fluffy feathers.Good detail in the little beak and downy feathers,it is amazing how fast this little one will grow in the next few weeks.TFS


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-05-16 15:17]

Hi Nick

Another really 'cute' shot. Great light, pose and colours.


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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-05-16 15:45]

Bonjour Nicolas
Image trop craquante, excellente. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-16 15:49]

Hi Nicholas, splendid composition with this beautiful baby and , great details, excellent sharpness, very well done,
have a great days,

Hello Nick,
This one is taking a rest after all the excitement! She is also nestled is a little shady clump; the sunshine is gleaming just behind her. Lovely detail to show her fluffy young feathers and soft colours.
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-16 18:31]

WOW! The exposure on this shot is outstanding. You have outstanding detail with perfect focus and nice soft and true colors. The composition is excellent.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-16 19:00]

Hi Nick
Good capture ,nice composition with good light.The image is also sharp with nice BG.
TFS Michel

Hi Nicholas,
What a superb image of this Greylag Goose. I like the way you have framed it and the nice gentle lighting, fabulous quality. How sweet it is!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-16 20:10]

Hi Nicholas,
Wonderful shot of the Greylag. Very neat and sharp image. Perfect lighting and POV. Like the way the cuddly bird sits among the green grass - looks very cute and sweet. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2007-05-16 23:55]

Hi Nicholas,
Lovely picture, nice pose and very pleasant tones of yellow and green. The baby Greylag is beautiful.
TFS, Regards, Mario.

Hi Nick.
This is a nice point of view. The capture in grass makes for a nice background. Very peaceful.
I have a whole bunch of these I was debating on uploading too.
They make such good photos.

Hello Nicholas,
oooom, very cute and fluffy! I can understand why you couldn't resist one more shot. It looks so adorable. And you have done excellent job of capturing it in good light and surroundings with good details. Thank you for taking this picture and sharing it with us.
Regards, Smitha.

WOW , what a lovely chick , good details and good POV , TFS and good luck.

What a sweet little thing!
Nice composition - the cushion of grass and the line along the back of the baby's head and back create that diagonal that I've been reading about in the composition pages.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-17 10:41]

Hi Nick,

I'm glad you couldn't resist one more! These are such wonderful shots of the baby. He looks so cute and soft. I love the way he is framed in the grass.


bonjour nicholas
vous faites dans le sujet croquant!
ce caneton est bien joli,la netteté est bonne sur la tête est le flou sur le reste du corps donne de la douceur.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-17 17:03]

Hello Nicholas
Every shot of this little thing is a real humdinger! It's soooo cute! I love it!
I specially like this shot for its pose, the point of view and the magnificent composition.
Congratulations and TFS.

Tout en douceur cette photo !
Bonne journée.

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2007-05-19 16:57]

this is quite pleasant and attractive...the small baby stands out clearly amongst the greenery
background well dispose of and foreground giving depth by detail and sharpness..

Preciosa toma con un buen enfoque. Las tonalidades van con ese ave joven y el conjunto es encantador. Saludos Nicholas.

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