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Canada Goose

Canada Goose
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-02
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Anatidae photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-17 10:36
Viewed: 3403
Points: 22
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I took this photo of a Canada Goose at Radnor Lake near Nashville. The explosive population of the Canada Goose over the last decade has been a blessing to some and a curse to others.

I remember as a young boy here in Ohio, the excitement of hearing a flock of geese flying overhead. This was a real treat, since it seemed to be such a rare occurrence. Those days are long gone as the Canada Goose has made a huge comeback in population growth.

The Canada Goose had become a burden in many parks and neighborhoods where they seemed to have taken over the lawns and green areas. Golf courses are another area where the goose is scorned for it's habit of defecating on the fairways and greens.

This past week the Canada Goose has taken another hit in the near tragedy that happened on the Hudson River. An airliner was forced to make a crash landing in the Hudson after hitting, what is believed to have been a flock of these birds, which shut down the planes engines. In what has been described as a miracle, no lives were lost in this dramatic incident.

I still stop and listen whenever I hear a flock of these beautiful birds fly over the house, it happens almost daily now, but I never get tired of it!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-17 11:27]

Hi Ron,

A beautiful shot of this lovely Canadian Goose. Colors and details are excellent. You show the face and plumage to perfection. I love the water and the reflection. These geese are very much in the headlines this week - a miracle and a very skilled pilot saved the day.


Hello Ron,
A common specie in TN. Beautiful light. A nice reflection in blue water.
I don't know whether it is so or not but at least some highlights tend to be somewhat overexposed. Maybe it's worth trying in a workshow to get rid of it through editing.

hello Ron
very good shot of this canadian goose taken with a great sharpness, I like the lighting and the reflection in the water
very well done

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-17 13:18]

Hello Ron,
Very beautiful photo in good clear colours. Great sharpness and details. Very nice reflection.

Hello Ron !
great picture of this beautiful Canada Goose ! Excellent sharp details, beautiful composition, but what I like even more is the warm colors and sunny light, and the reflection of the Goose on the water. It's almost like a mirror. Really wonderful. Very well done !

I was thinking of this accident as I saw your goose..and I hope it doesn't bring about some overall and general feeling against birds. it is man of course who conquered flight while the birds were born to do so..and before I go too far, I should add your photo is well done and super saturated....also a tad of sharpness helped:-)

Out here at Spokane I airport the falconer who sends out his birds to protect both Spokane and Fairchild Air Base lives only 2 miles from me on the palouse. He also owns the bird, an African buteo, which is not governed under US laws...to bring out the Seattle Seahawks..The story is quite interesting and i have been serious thinking of dropping out there for a visit..Well done Ron.


Hi Ron,

Another nice bird capture. While they're insanely abundant now, they're still a very handsome bird. Another tough exposure situation, again highlights are just a tad hot. That's a situation where shooting RAW might have let you salvage the highlights, not sure though.

I know what you mean, they used to be a harbinger of the changing seasons, flying north in the Spring and south in Autumn, now they're around all year, although this winter they are in short supply around Chicago, a bit too cold for them. In early January, I had to drive down to southern Illinois, and saw literally thousands of them in and above the farm fields of southern Illinois.

Nowadays for me, they've been replaced as heralds of Spring by Sandhill Cranes, nothing quite like hearing their call from high above on a warm late winter or early Spring day, and they're beginning a comeback too, maybe they'll be a pest in another 20 years too.


Hi Ron,
A beautiful capture of thisCanada Goose at Radnor Lake near Nashville. Very good colors and sharpness. The reflection and POV are excellent. TFS Regards. Ferran

Hello Ron,
Very nice shot, beautiful vivid colors, lovely light, good composition and pov, excellent catchlight and lovely reflections.

Nice reflection. The catchlight in the eye is visible even in the reflection. Great details and sharpness.

Hello Ron

This is a very beautiful photo of the Canada Goose
i love the warmer light coming to the goose and
doing great contrast with the water's blue color tones,



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