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Happy family

Happy family
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-27 3:12
Viewed: 2697
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I find this photo in my archive and I decide to present it to you. I hope you like it.
Have a nice day.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Greylag is a large goose, 7484 cm (2933 in) long with a 149168 cm (5966 in) wingspan and a body weight of 2.35.5 kg (512 lbs). It has a large head and almost triangular bill. The legs are pink, and the bird is easily identified in flight by the pale leading edge to the wing. It has a loud cackling call, kiYAAA-ga-ga, like the domestic goose.
The western European nominate subspecies, A. a. anser, has an orange-pink bill and is slightly smaller and darker than the pink-billed Asian race, A. a. rubrirostris. Eastern European birds are often intermediate in appearance.
This species is found throughout the Old World, apparently breeding where suitable localities are to be found in many European countries, although it no longer breeds in southwestern Europe. Eastwards it extends across Asia to China.
The geese are migratory, moving south or west in winter, but Scottish breeders, some other populations in northwestern Europe, and feral flocks are largely resident. This species is one of the last to migrate. One theory on the etymology of the name (American Heritage Dictionary) is that "-lag" derives from this "lagging behind", although the Oxford English Dictionary analyses "-lag" as a dialectical word for "goose", of unknown origin.
In Great Britain their numbers have declined as a breeding bird, retreating north to breed wild only in the Outer Hebrides and the northern mainland of Scotland. However during the 20th century, feral populations have been established elsewhere, and they have now re-colonised much of England. The breeding habitat is a variety of wetlands including marshes, lakes, and damp heather moors.
In Norway, the number of greylag geese is estimated to have increased three- to fivefold during the last 15-20 years. As a consequence, farmers' problems caused by goose grazing on farmland has increased considerably. This problem is also evident for the pink-footed goose.
Within science, the greylag goose is most notable as being the bird with which the ethologist Konrad Lorenz first did his major studying into the behavioural phenomenon of imprinting.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-10-27 3:18]

Waaw Razavn,why wait so long to post this beauty? It's a fantastic composition,a very happy family taken whit a impressive sharpness.The cross made whit the heads of big geese is a wonderful scoop.My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-10-27 3:25]

Salut Razvan,
Happy, goose family ...
Geese symmetrical positions, very beautiful composition.
Best wishes,

Imi place poza cu dragutii aia mici paziti de parinti!Felicitari.Alin.

hello Razvan
a beautiful family scene as the pose of parents,splendid photo output!
TFS thanks for sharing

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-10-27 3:45]

Hello Razvan.
Very cute scane.I liked details,POV,lighting and composition a lot.TFS.
Best regards Siggi

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-27 3:55]

Salut Razvan,
intr-adevar pare sa fie un titlu perfect. Nu tu criza, nu tu taxe, nu tu alegeri ...
Foarte frumoasa captura ta. Eu am lasat explorarea pamintului la suprafata si am intrat in interiorul lui.
O zi frumoasa,

nice family, TFS Ori

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-10-27 4:22]

O familie serioasa, supraveghid cu atentia puii cei multi si infometati.
Daca te uiti cu atentie un parinte e de dreapta...celalat de stanga!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-10-27 6:03]

O fotografie norocoasa, rareori intilnesti giste, o familie de giste! care Te lasa sa fotografiez asa de bine, mai ales la Vadu! Numai bine,

Hi Razvan. Nice tender situation here with indeed perfect details and great sharp! Interresting BG. well done MF.


O familie frumoasa, extrem de clar capturata, culori de exceptie!

hello Razvan
super sharpness and very good details of this very nice composition
beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Razvan,
a wondeful scene of this family, superb sharpness and splendid colours, i like this low POV and the very pleasing composition with a beautiful natural environment.
Best regards

Buna Razvan,
Excelenta prezentare avand culori si detalii deosebite. Imi place compozitia.
Cu vremea asta cred ca trebuie umblat la arhive.....Pe la mine ploua intr-o veselie.
Mult succes! Marius.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-10-27 12:16]

HI Razvan. You have captured a fine picture of the Two Geese with their young. The adults are keeping a good look out . All with natural colours. well taken TFs.

Hello Razvan! Nice family snapshot. Wonderful scene. Perfect natural colours. Good exposure. Very good sharp. Well done!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-27 13:25]

Hello Razvan,
Nice one of a Greylag Goose family! I like the composition and the pose of the two parents guarding their goslings. Excellent sharpness, lighhting and colours.
Thanks and all the best,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-28 8:53]

Hello Razvan,
Beautiful clear coloured photo of this geese. Very nice poses, a bit like my last photo of the Bar-headed Geese. Great DOF and sharpness. Good composition.

el conjunto bien repartido y las miradas de los adultos parecen equilibrarlo todo. Naturalidad y belleza en los colores.

Very cute one :) TFS

  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-11-06 10:47]

foarte faina aceasta familie de gaste salbatice

beautiful composition
nice colors
and impressive pose of the two geese on the right

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