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She congratulate me for my 100th picture

She congratulate me for my 100th picture
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Copyright: Michel Pilon (pilonm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 300mm F4L IS USM + 1.4x ext
Exposure: f/8, 1/4096 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-15 5:05
Viewed: 16314
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello all,

This nice Snow Goose congratulates me for my 100th picture on TN. Do you hear how she is happy for me? :-)

I don't post often but still be here. People on TN love Nature independently of their nationality, religion, etc and it is what I like the most from this forum... The friendship, respect, and the common love of Nature make people on this site very special ones...

Thank you all to be who you are and continue to post your wonderful picture of Nature of our only and lovely Earth we all share...

(Sorry for my bad english....).



Cool Facts

- Snow Goose hunting in the eastern United States was stopped in 1916 because of low population levels. Hunting was allowed again in 1975 after populations had increased. Populations have been growing so large that the geese are destroying nesting habitat. Hunting has not slowed the dramatic increases in population size.

- One nest was found to be attended by two female Snow Geese, but no male. Each female had been inseminated by a different male and both incubated the eggs.

- The dark color of the blue morph Snow Goose is controlled by a single gene, with dark being partially dominant over white. If a pure dark goose mates with a white goose, the offspring will all be dark (possibly with white bellies). If two white geese mate, they have only white offspring. If two dark geese mate, they will have mostly dark offspring, but might have a few white ones too.

- Parents stay with their young through the first winter. Families travel together on both the southbound and northbound migrations, separating only after they return to the arctic breeding grounds. Family groups can easily be seen in migrating and wintering flocks.

Miss_Piggy, MMM, xTauruSx, boreocypriensis, eng55, nglen, horias, zulfu, tcr, loot, JoseMiguel, peter_stoeckl, mvdisco, njmv79 has marked this note useful
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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-15 5:13]

Hello Michel
A fine portrait of snow geese.
Congratulations for 100th posts and we waiting for more.

Hallo Michel
Congratulations on your 100th posting! Your have reached a great milestone and I am honoured to share in this moment. Your valuable contributions to the site is much appreciate and although not so regularly, it is always a pleasure to stop by.

I don’t like the photograph. I adore it. A portrait well captured, well focused and very sharp with lots and lots of prominent features that is shown so beautifully. This bird surely has a big mouth and I would love to have heard the noise it makes. It almost looks as if it is screaming at the somebody, maybe the children?. Ha-ha. A very special and almost comical moment captured indeed! Thanks for sharing and my best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-15 6:08]

Hello Michel,
Congratulations on your 100th posting with a very good portrait of this Snow Goose in a very nice pose. Excellent sharpness and details and beautiful natural colours. Great choice of composition.
Hope to see a lot more.

Hi Michel,

congratulations on your 100th post. In deed excellent shot and clicked at right moment. Very well done. Nice details on the shot! Very well composed


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-15 6:17]

Salut Michel
Felicitation pour ton centieme post.J'aime bien ce portrait ,l'image est bien en focus et le detail du plumage est excellent.Tu as également bien maitriser la lumiere.J'aime bien également le fond bleu qui met l'oie en évidence.
Merci Michel

Hi Michel
Very beautiful portrait! Cute one!
I love it with excellent colours, details and composition.
Congratulations and thanks for all sharings.
TFS and regards,

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-15 7:22]

...and I agree with her dear Michel.
Very good job and creative tittle. Great POV, DOF and composition. The light angle was perfect to show the texture.
TFS and see you on TN.

Ahhh... at last i saw your 100th posting my dear friend Michel! Congratulations and a big hug!:))
What a wonderful portait shot of a pretty Snow Goose! Incredibile facial expression and great timely capture MF!
The sharpness and POV are perfect with fine natural color and details.
The silvery plain BG and vertical are wonderful too.
Beyond of this expertly taken shot. I impressed with your words on TN friendship and touched. I am sharing your opinion absolutely MF!
Thanks for your heartfelt friendship too.
All the best!


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-15 10:29]

Hi Michel,
Congratulations on your 100th post.It's an excellent portrait of this Snow Goose.I liked framing,pose of bird,details on white plumage a lot.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

hello Michel
Congrat with your 100th post on TN
and a very good one
super sharpness and great details with beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-15 11:14]

Hi Michel . Congrats on your 100 posting on TN. You have taken a fine close up of the Snow Goose . With such sharp focusing and fine detail. All with natural colours. interesting notes too. TFS.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-15 12:26]

What a lovely goose!
Very sharp details and great colors.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-12-15 15:18]

Great timing, pose, composition and focus. Pretty colour and light.
Greetings and TFS.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-12-15 15:18]

Hello Michel,
Very lovely and excellent portrait shot of this cute Snow Goose. Colours, details and composition are very beautiul.
May be she is congratulate but i also congratulate you on this milestone on TN.
TFS ang G's,

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-12-23 20:29]
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Hi Michel

Although somewhat belated, I am croaking along with this very vocal Snow Goose to
CONGRATULATE you on your 100th posting. I hope there will still be many to follow.
Btw, there's nothing wrong with your English and it is a touching and beautiful note
you posted. You too are special and you're an integral part of this community.

I just love the action you've captured here. I can almost hear this goose quacking. The
details are perfect and as sharp as can be. A lovely catchlight in the eye is the "cherry
on the cake" and you really did brilliant work with the exposure control to ensure good
definition and contrast of the white and black areas. A good composition to, with the
eye place ± on the 1/3 line horizontally and ± on the 2/3 line vertically and with ample
space for the goose to look into and sing with all its might.

To you and your loved ones I wish a blessed Christmas and a wonderful 2010.

Well done MF and TFS.

Hi Michel,
And I also want to congratulate you for achieve that milestone with quality posts!
Magnificent shot with absolute control over the whites, and plenty details on the teeth.
Hope to catch many more photos from you on the days to come.
Thanks for share and my best regards,

Hi Michel,

So beautiful a photo! I just loved it.. Wonderful POV and nice sharpness. It's quite nice to see that little light in her eye..

Thanks a lot for sharing it!

Hello Michel,
outstandingly precise, intense and lively portrait, it definitely makes me protect my ears!
Perfectly well composed in a well decided, powerful close frame.
Fascinating document. My congratulations to your contribution #100!
With best regards,

Bonjour Michel,
Jolie prise de vue en close-up de cette oie blanche du Canada, Excellent point de vue et netteté,
Félicitations pour ta 100 photos sur TN,
belles couleurs et détails sur cette magnifique photo,

Congratulations on your 100th posting:very beautiful portrait!!!

Salut Michel,
Magnificent portrait and congratulations,
very sharp and clear focus,

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