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Egyptian Goose

Egyptian Goose
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Copyright: Paul Lees (PaulLees) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 0 N: 1647] (9004)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 55 - 300mm Zoom, UV filters
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-05 8:21
Viewed: 2124
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

A large brown to buff duck, easily distinguished from other ducks by its large size, the dark brown eye patch and the brown patch in the middle of the buff-coloured breast. Male and female look similar but the male is larger; easiest distinguished on the basis of their call: whereas the male hisses mainly, the female honks mainly. The Egyptian goose is one of the most commonly encountered birds in southern Africa, found on wetlands, in croplands and in urban areas. It is almost exclusively herbivorous feeding on grass, seeds and aquatic plants.

Widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as along the Nile River Valley. It has also been introduced to England and The Netherlands where it has become increasingly common. Within southern Africa it is the most commonly encountered species of waterfowl and is found virtually everywhere except highly arid regions and at very high altitudes. Found on virtually all types of freshwater wetlands and even occasionally forages along the coastline and swims in the sea. Also occurs on grass lawns in urban areas and in fields with cereal crops.



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Hi Paul,
A very nice shot of these geese.The shot has a very good DOF.The colours are natural and well saturated .The composition is good and the details are sharp

Hello Paul,
Splendid photo of this Egyptian Goose, great sharpness, fine, colorful details!
regards, Joska

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-05 8:36]

Hello Pauly,
Excellent photo of this Egyptian Goose. Superb sharpness and DOF. Nice pose with eye contact. Beautiful natural colours. They were walking here with chicks in December!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-12-05 8:43]

wonderful closeup!

Excellent detail, very good depth of field giving a nice 3-D effect. Good pose and background. A fine photo.
regards yiannis

Hi Pauly,
excellent portrait. Perfect point of view. Nice natural colours. Very good sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Paul, great portrait of lovely geese in nice pose, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

excellent photo performance, the clarity is great!
regards, Nasos

Hi Paul,
Fantastic picture of this duck with fine feather details & colors.
Taken from a good POV with perfect eye contact. Very well done & TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-05 15:25]

Hi Paul,very very nice position,it seems an old lady walking,beautiful capture,great sharpness,colors and perspective,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Excelente ángulo de disparo con un encuadre bien trabajado. Buena pose del ave.
Saludos Paul: J. Ignasi.

Impressive photo Pauly! Very good composition, wonderful colours and great sharpness!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-05 22:57]

Good portrait and lighting. tfs.

Hi Paul,
An excellent capture in a beautiful pose with sharpness/detail, OOF BG and that eye contact. Well done.
Best regards,

Bonjour Pauly,
Très bonne valorisation du sujet dans une belle attitude et sous un bon angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-12-13 1:37]

Hello Paul,
a real nice view of the goose. Very pretty colours and exciting one legged pose.
how lively to see in its full light and sharpness.
Very well presented view.


Paul, this is a great shot of this Egyptian Goose. Excellent sharpness and detail. Bill

I have never seen a goose looking like this, friend Pauly. You have captured this shot really well against the spotless blue sky. Plumage details are excellent with visually pleasing head turn. Thanks for sharing and have a great week ahead.

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