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Canada Geese


Canada Geese
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Geese from around the world. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-30 9:18
Viewed: 3167
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The spring migration of the Canada Goose. This could be a stop over or a stay over. These Geese are much bigger then the ones found in the city at parks and shorelines.
This is a pair, female and male. The male on the right is a dominent one as I was oberserving him in action. He kept the others away and he would herd this female in close proximity of himself. It was a joy to watch, a good laugh as well.
The composition is neat, the male looking to the the top left corner where other geese were and the female looking directly left were the shoreline of Lake Huron is.
This is an area of Michaels Bay, Tehkummah, about a ten minute drive from my home. A nice backyard for me to enjoy.
This image is a realistic view for the "Wild" as apose to the city parks and Zoos.
The female will make a depression and lay her eggs, the male will keep watch. It has been known that a Canada goose can break a humans leg by flapping it's wings and hitting the leg, which can break, an act to keep the intruder away from their site. Most times though, they run at you and nip. These geese are tall enough to nip you in the vitals. The Giant Canada Goose which migrates to James Bay is somewhat larger then the male seen in this pic. I stand at 5'11, this males head reaches my waist.

Hope you like this wilderness shot of the Geese.

Taken with S5000 after fishing for Rainbow Trout.
Manual
CCD-RAW
1/1200 at F9.0
ISO 200 the best setting for the S5000
I underexposed the shot so that I could fix the levels in photoshop elements, a slight crop, a highpass with softlight, two frames.

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Hi Mike!
Sorry about winter :-( I'll hope you survive it and spring will come soon!
Your geese are very vivid on snow in this nice place!

Excellent shot Mike, I like it.
The light is perfect, and the composition is superb.
Good Bg and colours, beautiful shot- we don't have those birds in Israel :(

Thank you, superb work.

Great shot!
Beautiful colours and composition. Very good POV.
I like it very much.
Well done!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-03-30 11:36]

very nice shot Mike,
The composition is a succes for me, the contrast is very nice, and the composition is well taken, very good job.
gr. Jaap

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-30 11:43]

Man, birds from horror ;-) "Canada goose can break a humans leg" - amazing! I hope you didn't make angry those monsters ;-) Nice picture, as you said real wild nature, not zoo or park. I envy you such places to visit...

Great shot Mike of these Geese. Both the foreground and background are very interesting and adds alot to the shot, well done.

Hi Mike, nice capture of these geese in their environment, well composed with good exposure and detail. Nicely presented work.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-03-30 12:33]
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I like these goose very much.
I only see it once in wild state.
Good composition, with sharp details.
Did you catch some trouts? ;-)
Thanks, Mike.

Nice shot Mike,
Are these the two that Philip caught fighting!
Excellent capture, good composition, details and colours.
Thanks for posting

This is a wonderful capture Mike, it could be the poster ad for northern Ontario wildlife.
I especially love the way you have tied in your frame with the colors from the scene. Great composition, detail and note. If you are going to continue on this theme, you might want to invest in some vital protection as I have seen these guys get upset quite quickly and make a run for it...
Congratulations on a beautiful photo. TFS
BTW, too bad about the snow, ours is almost gone!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-30 15:09]

Lovely protective husband keeping his wife to himself. Interesting notes Mike, I love learning about the nature shots. Good composition and details. Well done. Snow ending soon for you I hope.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-30 15:33]

Hi Mike, nice shot of these geese. I like the composition as you say. The scene is a nice one. Very good work.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-30 16:43]
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Pretty "painting". Interesting composition with the mix of snow and brown grass. Pity the second duck has his head turned away.
Regards.
Toni

Mike, You see alot of Canadian goose photos lately, but this one stands out because of the composition. A great backround and more natural setting. Excellent!!!

I like this very much Mike great composition. I envy the wildlife you must have at your fingertips.

Runnin' Late man..I looked ;-)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-31 5:17]
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Very nice shot. Good composition, POV & details. Very informative note aswell. Too bad one goose turned it's head just when you clicked. Well done & TFS!

I like winter,especially snow,
This is very nice composition for me.
Details and DOF are wonderful!

Nice composition, good POV and sharpness.
The bushes in front are a bit distracting.
Well done.
TFS.

I love this geese shot with all the snow and brownish grasses it's a beautiful shot. After reading your note however I think I might not try anymore Geese shots for awhile. Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-03-31 20:56]

Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
You live dangerously, Mike.
Thanks but take care.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-01 22:17]

Hi Mike, you are a lucky man ! not easy to take a photo of Canada geese..
well composed with good exposure and detail,

well done !

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-20 12:09]

Mike, nice picture.

I like composition and sharpness. The pale shades are nice. The frame is nice too.

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