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Canada Goose


Canada Goose
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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: 2012-04-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Jessops UV 77mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-11 6:17
Viewed: 2287
Points: 4
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New specie in my gallery.

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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.
The black head and neck with white "chinstrap" distinguish the Canada Goose from all other goose species, with the exception of the Barnacle Goose, but the latter has a black breast, and also grey, rather than brownish, body plumage. There are seven subspecies of this bird, of varying sizes and plumage details, but all are recognizable as Canada Geese. Some of the smaller races can be hard to distinguish from the newly-separated Cackling Goose.
This species ranges from 75 to 110 cm (30 to 43 in) in length and has a 127185 cm (5073 in) wingspan.The male usually weighs 3.26.5 kg (7.114 lb), and can be very aggressive in defending territory. The female looks virtually identical but is slightly lighter at 2.55.5 kg (5.512 lb), generally 10% smaller than its male counterpart, and has a different honk. An exceptionally large male of the race B. c. maxima, the "giant Canada goose" (which rarely exceed 8 kilograms (18 lb)), weighed 10.9 kilograms (24 lb) and had a wingspan of 2.24 metres (7.3 ft). This specimen is the largest wild goose ever recorded of any species. The life span in the wild of geese that survive to adulthood ranges 1024 years.

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very well captured picture with nice composition.
great colour and sharpness.
tfs
samiran

Buna Razvan,
Peisaj minunat cu specii nde giste nu prea intilnite pe la noi, dar nici lebedele nu sunt prea frecvente la noi, felicitari!

Hallo Razvan
I like this image very much for many reasons but the most pleasant is the most beautiful sunlight you captured. Further to that I like the different layers of nature's elements, like the water, the snow and trees in the background. It is a pleasant image with a great composition. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

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