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Canadian Goose

Canadian Goose
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro
Exposure: f/7.5, 30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-24 15:34
Viewed: 3675
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I want to take this time to wish you all around the world, Happy Thanksgiving, a traditional American Holiday. My sincere thanks for all who have sent me cards and letters of greeting during my illness. For you friends I have much to be thankful for.

The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) is a wild goose belonging to the genus Branta, which is native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, having a black head and neck, white patches on the face, and a brownish-gray body. -Wiki

Most stories of Thanksgiving history start with the harvest celebration of the pilgrims and the Indians that took place in the autumn of 1621. Although they did have a three-day feast in celebration of a good harvest, and the local Indians did participate, this "first Thanksgiving" was not a holiday, simply a gathering. There is little evidence that this feast of thanks led directly to our modern Thanksgiving Day holiday. Thanksgiving can, however, be traced back to 1863 when Pres. Lincoln became the first president to proclaim Thanksgiving Day. The holiday has been a fixture of late November ever since.

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Hi Bob.
This is such a great full shot of the Canadian Goose in full frame. Thanks for the upload and hope you are doing well during this cold weather. Keep warm and happy holiday to you too.
Kind regards and best wishes from Malaysia.

hello Bob

as you know our Thanksgiving in Canada is in october,
an excellent photo of the Canada Goose with fine POV,
appropriate and fine tight framing, beautiful light
coming to the Goose, excellent focus sharpness details,



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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-11-24 22:05]

Hi Bob.
We are happy that you are with us and we can watch your amazing pictures. This one is also simply superb as well as a pictured goose. Its stature, glance, "clothes" are fine and wavy water surface is great canvas for your "gentleman". Quality of the shot is exceptional. Well done and my warm wishes to you.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-24 22:08]

Closely framed and to the point Bob.
A Canada Goose, neither more nor less but caught in a fine pose taken from an ideal POV so that it stands proudly against the rippled water that provides an attractive BG.
Thanks and take care,

Hello Bob,

an nice image from this Majestic bird.
Good pov, eyecontact with the light in his eyes!
Razor sharpness but a little overexeposed!
Fine colours.
Take care.


What a beautiful picture, nice and sharp with good detail, I like the light coming from the left of the subject.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-11-25 0:14]

Hello Robert,

Canadian Geese we see these also here in Belgium, every year with a lot chicks.
This is a wonderful exemplar, nice right and full attention.
Very well taken, TFS.

Best regards,

Ciao Bob, lovely canadian goose on a splendid water BG, wonderful colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-11-25 4:27]

Hello Bob,
Special tight vertical framing for this Goose-picture..the bird being a kind of diagonal in this shot. Not an easy point of view with the light coming from the left. Fine colors and pleasing presentation. Thanks also for the interesting note. I hope you had an happy Thanksgiving
Kind regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-11-25 10:33]

Hello Bob,
A nice close shot of this Canada Goose who stands proudly on it's small bit of territory. I don't know if there were many of these guys here in Ohio when you still lived here, but we are over run with them now. They were very uncommon when I was a boy, but not not anymore. TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-25 12:29]

Hello Bob,
Very nice photo of this Canada Goose in good sharpness and beautiful colours. taken from a very good POV.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-25 14:10]

Hi Bob,what a beautiful pic to celebrate the thanksgiving,impressive portrait takn whit the usual great quality and a very nice background too.Don't eat a lot my friend..eheh...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-25 14:14]

Hi Bob,
you have caught a beautiful good, the plumage are great.Very good POV and composition, sharp details and nicely blurred BG.Excellent work.Best regards Siggi

Bonjour Bob,
Agréable publication valorisant relativement bien le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-11-28 12:35]

Hello Bob,
What a fine close-up of this proud looking Canada Goose showing excellent sharpness and colours in beautiful lighting.
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-29 0:47]

Hello Bob,
this goose must be pretty big and the pattern on its feather isso lovely. It is like a wave on the sea. The black and white stripe on the head is indeed very unique and special to me.
This guy simply pose for you in an upright position.
You did a good job in presenting this image in such a pleasant view, sharp and clear.
the waves in the background offer a wonderful element.


Hi Bob,

The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the Canadian Goose. The morning light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-12-21 17:53]

Hello Bob,
Very nice portrait my friend, our goose deserves such a fine photographer. Isn't it beautiful.

Hallo Bob,
a superb pèortrait of the Canadian Goose, very good sharpness and splendid colours with a perfect exposure, excelent POV and close composition
Best regards

I love the detail. I always like photos that would help me identify a species. So often the ID books have pencil sketches.
This is a wonderful shot. Great details, nice and sharp. The Goose looks perfectly at peace even being photographed.

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