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Canada Goose in New Zealand

Canada Goose in New Zealand
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-22 2:21
Viewed: 3734
Points: 16
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Canada Geese in New Zealand

Scientists are calling for more research into the impact of Canadian geese on the New Zealand environment.

The Canada goose was first introduced to New Zealand in 1876, but those geese died out and the breed was re-introduced in 1905 as a gift from United States President Theodore Roosevelt.

The giant Canada goose, maxima was introduced into New Zealand although other sub species, tavernii and canadensis may have mixed with it.

The geese are now expanding their range, particularly in eastern areas of both North and South Islands.

The goose competes with livestock for crops and pasture, fouls farm paddocks, city parks and sports fields, and increases the risk of bird strike around airports.

It can only be hunted under license from Fish and Game, but Fish and Game can order culls if the goose population is not kept to acceptable levels.

The goose's classification as a game bird is currently under review by the Conservation Minister.

I hope these arenít considered as domestic birds for posting on TN Ė they arenít in New Zealand


This is the first Canada Goose that I have seen around here, and I was quite surprised at how small this one was, it definitely wasnít a Giant one.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-22 3:07]

Hello Janice!
Wonderful capture.I liked POV,catchlight in eyes,motion effect at leg,framing and composition a lot.Have a nice and sunny weekend!TFS...:-)

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-04-22 3:36]

Hello Janice, I like the movement you've got here and pictures of "things doing stuff" are awlways nice. I do think you could have done with a little more shutter speed here. Nice work.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-04-22 6:42]

Hello Janice,
A very nice compsition of this canadian goose.
Nice POV

Interesting or odd depending on your opinion, I just posted a canadian goose photo on Trekearth, then came here and found yours! They've become a big problem in the US in the last several years and after reading on the Canadian Goose Management site I can see why. Your goose looks slightly different than the ones we have here, and I can't quite put my finger on how. Nice action shot of him feeding, well done.

Hi Janice, excellent work, Great POV and details Perfect colors and BG, Perfct work her TFS Kyle

Hi Janice!
Nice action shot closeup. An interesting composition and a great POV. I must agree with Paul, a bit more s-speed here would've helped...
Well done & TFS!

Hi Janice,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV, notes and framing.

Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

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  • Jayp Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 22] (106)
  • [2006-04-23 5:22]

Hello Janice,

Still setting standards us meer mortals strive to achieve.
Wonderful picture, sharp and with an interesting POV.

Thanks for sharing.


John P

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