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Canada Goose in flight

Canada Goose in flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Denis Doucet (Sawwhet) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 92] (409)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4 ED+Nikon TC14EII
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-23 15:21
Viewed: 5380
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Despite the fact that they have been "exported" and have become naturalized in many parts of the world and are even becoming pests, Canada Geese are still a signature sign of the Canadian wilderness. Indeed, each spring and fall, tens of thousands of these beautiful, majestic birds stop in the lagoons and estuaries of Kouchibouguac National Park in New Brunswick, Canada on their way north from their American wintering grounds or south from their arctic tundra nesting grounds. They stop here to refuel, eating plants such as eel grass, which is so abundant in this major park habitat before continuing on their way... I must say, the sight of them in chevron flight still inspires much awe in me after more than four decades of seeing them on their twice yearly journey.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-10-23 17:57]

Hello Denis,
A wonderful in-flight image of this Canada Goose. I agree with you, whenever I hear a flock of these guys flying overhead, I'm reminded of my youthful years, when they were a very rare sight and sound.
They have become so numerous here in Ohio that they are becomming a real problem in some urban areas. They love to spend time in city parks where they feed on the luscious grass and then deficate where children like to play.
Your photo is razor sharp and shows the beautiful plumage and body features of this attractive bird. Nicely composed with a wonderful sky blue BG. Great work!!

Fantastic in flight photo Denis! Very good timing, excellent composition, beautiful blue sky, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!

Hello Denis,
Spectacular capture in flight of a very nice species of birds.
Great focus and very good clarity.
Wonderful contrast against the blue sky.
It is a splendid species with impressive colors.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-10-24 0:46]

Excellent flight image of this lovely goose, fine composition with lovely blue as background. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-10-24 4:56]

Bonjour Denis,
Un posting intéressant par l'image et le texte; je ne savais pas que ces oiseaux sont devenus si nombreux à en devenir des "pests". Tu as saisi l'oiseau en plein vol avec une grande netteté, ceci n'est pas évident. Bonne présentation décentrée aussi et un arrière-plan de beau temps!!
Bien vu!
Bonne journée

great capture of beautiful goose, Denis, against plain blue sky. thanks for sharing.

Hello Denis,

Yes, they are a beautiful bird. This you have well proven in this pleasing capture. They have infiltrated this region so much in the past decade that they often become oblivious to the eye.

However, in a dynamic scene such as this - all the shining features of this symbolic species come to the forefront. Magical light, impressive focus & an ideal pose make this image truly an exceptional one!!!


fantastci capture, TFS Ori

hello Denis
super sharpness shot with great detailsand lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-24 10:56]

Hello Denis.
Fantastic sharpness in this in-flight photo. Great details in the feathers. Focus on the head is perfect. Beautiful natural colours.Very good composition and BG.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Denis, great capture of beautful goose in fantastic fly, perfect focus, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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