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Canada Goose

Canada Goose
Photo Information
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: 2007-07-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 100-400 L + 1.4x Extender, RAW ISO 800, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1 x
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-14 9:32
Viewed: 3353
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A 'team' of Canada Geese starting synchronised swimming at Paglesham Lagoon in the Essex coast.

From Birdguides:

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

In: Canada Goose Ca: Oca del Canadà Da: Canadagås De: Kanadagans Es: Barnacla canadiense Fi: kanadanhanhi Fr: Bernache du Canada It: Oca del Canada Nl: Canadese Gans No: Kanadagås Pt: Ganso do Canadá Sv: Kanadagås US: Canada Goose Ru: Канадская казарка

The Canada Goose is much the largest of the so-called black geese - those with solid black areas in their plumage. In this species the black is confined to the head and neck where it is further marked by a broad white chin strap. The rest of the body is mostly brown.

Breeds and winters on reservoirs, lakes, gravel pits and marshes.

In defence of their territory, a pair may walk side by side towards an intruder honking loudly with their necks stretched out forwards, level with their bodies.

Feral populations largely sedentary although British birds migrate at the end of the breeding season to moult on the Beuly Firth, Scotland.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-14 9:44]

Hello Pekka,
I really like the Canada Goose and this is a wonderful composition. Nice satured colors and good sharpness. TFS.

Best regards Siggi

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-11-14 10:10]

Hi Pekka,

Adorable shot of the Canadian Geese as they wait in line to enter the water. Each one is in focus with lovely colors and details. I love the setting and the composition.


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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2008-11-14 11:34]

Hello Pekka
una foto davvero ben riuscita. sei riuscito bene a cogliere l'attimo descrivendo egregiamente un momento della giornata delle oche che qui si dispongono educatamente in fila aspettando il loro turno per tuffarsi.

hello Pekka

when first i started to view your image, looking at the 3the and 4th one,
i started to laugh, what a funny pic and what great timing
from you to shoot them in image, fine POV, beautiful luminosity,
excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-11-14 17:55]

Hello Pekka,
What a splendid family outting image, you have captured them a in focus and the shore looks quite littered with feathers so this must be a real hangout. Thanks for sharing Pekka.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-14 21:30]

Hello Pekka,

You have made an interesting photo with these geeses in theyr natural environment. Birds are sharply shown so that plumage pattern and colors can be well observed. Light has been well used so that colors are natural looking.

Thank you for sharing,

  • Great 
  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-15 13:12]

Hi Pekka,
a great shot of this synchronised Canada Geese :-)
Very good clarity.
Well composed.
Superb exposure.

Well done,

  • Great 
  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-16 13:49]

Hello Pekka, a beautiful capture of this parade of Geese! Perfectly composed image, great timing and very good technique, thanks!


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