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Egyptian goosse ritual

Egyptian goosse ritual
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Copyright: Peter Thomas (FunkyMunky) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 0 N: 608] (3154)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P510
Exposure: f/6.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-11 3:43
Viewed: 3714
Points: 16
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While viewing wildlife in Kruger National Paerk we spoted this pair of Egyptian geese indulging in a courtship and mating ritual.The male seemed excessively agressive and we felt sorry for the poor female that was pushed down in the mud and was having her head and neck pecked.

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Hello again Peter
Lovely capture of this species.Great moment,fine composition,wonderful colours and details.Thank You.
Best regards

Hi Peter,
interesting photo of these bird. Interesting ritual. Amazing colours. Great point of view.
Have a nice day,

We have loads of these here and they are agressive to the maximum, chasing all other birds out. You can have them back now ;)

GReat sharp action shot. I've taken the same but then swimming where the female would almost drown


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-11 12:14]

Hello Peter.
Lovely shot of this special moment. Nice detail throughout, great colours and perfect DOF. It's a good moment you've captured.Best regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-12 1:10]

Fine natural behavior of these lovely geese, well made image. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-06-12 4:37]

Hello Peter,
An interesting scene.. I see that ducks have similar rituals all over the world..
Good point of view and sharpness, lovely natural colors too.
Kind regards

Hi Peter,
This is what one would call being in the right spot on the right moment. Great capture with fantastic detail. Well done my friend. Have a great weekend.

Hallo Peter,
Excellent timing my friend. Amazing colours, eye detail, low POV and of course that perfect sharpness and plumage detail. Great work.
Best regards,

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