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Chen caerulescens

Chen caerulescens
Photo Information
Copyright: Mircea Costina (mirceax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 49 N: 1356] (6261)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 300mm F4L IS USM + 1.4x ext
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/3000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-02 9:42
Viewed: 2973
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) is a North American species of goose. Its name derives from the typically white plumage. The genus of this bird is disputed. The American Ornithologists' Union and BirdLife International for example place this species and the other two "white" geese in the Chen genus, while some other authorities place it in the more traditional "grey" goose genus Anser.

This goose breeds in northern Canada and the northeastern tip of Siberia, and winters much further south in the continent in the southern USA and beyond.

This species is a rare vagrant to Europe, but a frequent escape from collections and an occasional feral breeder. For example, Snow Geese are rare visitors to the British Isles where they are seen regularly among flocks of Barnacle, Brent and Greenland White-fronted geese. There is also a feral population in Scotland from which many vagrant birds in Britain seem to derive. In Central America, vagrants are not infrequently encountered during the winter months.


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Great shot.

Hello Mircea,

Great capture,good timing.
Excellent colours and detail.

Hello Mircea,
Very good photograph of this Snow goose in flight...
Nicely done against this colourful background. Very good lighting...
Well done
Thanks for sharing


What an awesome in-flight! These are the shots I like the most. You've captured the action very well with awesome sharpness and great background - this is top notch work. TFS.

Best Regards,


P.S. I am really surprised that this picture has not received more attention - it most certainly deserves it!

Great inflight shot Mircea!!
Lovely POV and exposure. The BG is very well in contrast to the subject.



Hello Mircea,
great action shot, excellent timing, good sharpness and depth of field.

Hi Mircea,
woooow, what a great shot - you captured this impressive moment with such good sharpness and brilliant colours, it's perfect, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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