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Canada Geese


Canada Geese
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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H50
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-07 13:54
Viewed: 1874
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There's a lot of baby geese this year. I suspect that means food is good. These geese were swimming the shoreline and eating long blades of grass. The older Geese were leading them to it.

INTERESTING FACTS

At least 11 subspecies of Canada Goose have been recognized and as of 2004 some of the smaller subspecies were designated their own species—the Cackling Goose.
Researchers have identified about 13 different calls from Canada Geese. These vary including loud greeting/alarm calls and soft sounds from feeding geese.
While their eggs are incubating females lose their flight feathers, so they cannot fly until after their eggs hatch.
A group of geese has many collective nouns, including a "blizzard", "chevron", "knot", "plump", and "string" of geese.


http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/85/_/Canada_Goose.aspx

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Hello Trevor

A beautiful shot of the Canada Geese BIG family,
fine POV to show the wave in a artistic graphical forms, TFS

Asbed

These guys must be almost ready to strike out on their own. I have some like this of ducks, but this one is quite unique with the "group" shot

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