greylag goose (Anser anser)
|Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi)
|Date Taken: 2013-07-05|
|Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II|
|Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-11-16 5:54|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The greylag goose (Anser anser) is a bird in the waterfowl family Anatidae. It has mottled and barred grey and white plumage and an orange beak and legs. A large bird, it measures between 74 and 91 centimetres (29 and 36 in) in length, with an average weight of 3.3 kilograms (7.3 lb). Its distribution is widespread, with birds from the north of its range in Europe and Asia migrating southwards to spend the winter in warmer places. It is the type species of the genus Anser and is the ancestor of one type of domestic goose, having been domesticated at least as early as 1360 BC.|
Greylag geese travel to their northerly breeding grounds in spring, nesting on moorlands, in marshes, around lakes and on coastal islands. They normally mate for life and nest on the ground among vegetation. A clutch of three to five eggs is laid; the female incubates the eggs and both parents defend and rear the young. The birds stay together as a family group, migrating southwards in autumn as part of a flock, and separating the following year. During the winter they occupy semi-aquatic habitats, estuaries, marshes and flooded fields, feeding on grass and often consuming agricultural crops.
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Beautiful presentation of this Goose. Very well POV and exposure. Well details too. Good work...
Thanks for sharing this beautiful species,
- [2015-11-16 12:50]
One of the most common birds in my area. Very nice photo in great sharpness, beautiful natural colours and taken from a very good low POV in an attractive pose with the focus on the eye.
- [2015-11-16 14:53]
Hi Siggi,nice capture of this goose looking for something in the grass,perfect light for very bright colors and fine details too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- [2015-11-16 19:18]
Great close-up image of this Greylag Goose as it munches on some grasses. Good eye contact with a tad bit of catchlight and well saturated colors. The exposure is right on the mark.
- [2015-11-18 7:16]
Dieses Bild gefällt mir sehr, eine nicht gewöhnliche Ansicht der Graugans und wirklich nett der Blickkontakt.