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Greylag Goose

Greylag Goose
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-02-03 10:10
Viewed: 3097
Points: 54
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Greylag Goose - Anser anser

Last Sunday was a beautiful sunny day and we took a trip down south. In one place along the coast we managed to approach a couple of Greylag Geese that seemed to enjoy the sun and the bare ground as much as we did. One of them was resting among the dry grass (see WORKSHOP) while the other one was busy grazing and ignoring us as we got close. There was still ice along the shore but out in the open water there were plenty of geese and ducks.

The plumage of the Greylag Goose is greyish-brown, with a darker head and paler belly with variable black spots. Its plumage is patterned by the pale fringes of its feathers. It has a white line bordering its upper flanks. Its coverts are lightly coloured, contrasting with its darker flight feathers.

Greylag Geese breed in Sweden where some stay over winter here in the south while the majority migrate after hatching and spend the winter in northern Europe. Already in February or March they return and tend to stay close to water where they spend the night and are safe from predators.

The Greylag Goose is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

This was captured from a distance of 8 metres with the camera handheld. It's been cropped slightly and sharpened.

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Hi Ulla,
what a nice photo of this greylag goose. Perfect sharpness. Amazing natural colours. Interesting point of view,
thanks for sharing Ulla,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-03 10:19]

Hello Ulla,
Nice composition. Very nice detail on the plumage and good natural colours. I love very much the pose you could capture also.Well done.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-03 10:30]

Hello Ulla,
Beautiful photo of this Greylag Goose. There are thousands of them here in my hometown, whole year long. Fantastic sharp detailed photo in beautiful light and taken from a very good low POV. Excellent DOF.

Ciao Ulla, beautiful goose in nice walking pose, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Lovely image with fine clarity and detail Ulla! Good day/evening! In this image I like the moderate natural colors, the pose of this gorgeous Greylag Geese and the pleasant side light in this frame! Beautiful! Interesting lovely story! Bravo!
George Veltchev

hello Ulla

very beautiful close-up photo of the Greylag Goose, shot with very fine
POV, DOF and framing, great focus sharpness and details, beautiful light,
beautiful eye-contact with the catch-light that render the photo more beautiful,



Hello Ulla,
What a splendid image with such amazing colors and perfect details. Wonderful goose. Great composition.
Thanks for sharing!

Hallo Ulla,
a superb capture of the Greylag Goose, there are many thousands of these Geese and White-fronted Geese too wintering in North Adriatic because a northen cold wave, outstanding sharpness and very beautiful natural colours, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

Hi Ulla
Beautiful photo with good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-02-03 11:41]

Hi Ulla,
Splendid photo of this Greylag Goose, splendid lights and very fine details, TFS!

Hello Ulla,
Excellent capture taken from a good POV with great sharp details and natural colours. Well done!

Ciao Ulla.
Complimenti per la foto molto ravvicinata di questa Oca Selvatica molto difficile da fotografare,ottimi i dettagli e la nitidezza bene i colori come la composizipne molto bella .
Ciao Marco.

Ciao Ulla. Stunig details, perfect sharp and great light fot the goose in action. Best comopliments!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-03 15:09]

Hi Ulla,what a super details,this not seems like my last bird..ehehe...a fanatstic capture whit the best quality of sharpness,colors,light balance and very nice position too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hello Ulla
great capture of this greylag Goose, amazing sharpness and fine and lovely colors, wonderful pose and beautiful grassy environment with a rest of snow,
have a good night

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2011-02-03 20:27]

Hello Ulla !
This one looks a lot like our big fat domestic Goose, but I have never seen any one of them in the wild, you are sooo lucky ! You managed to capture excellent details on the bird's face and plumage. I also like the composition, showing nothing but grass around the Goose. Nice natural colors, beautiful light. Very well done !

A fine low-key image of the goose from a good, low POV Ulla, the foraging bird looks so good within its natural environment. Perfect details and a pleasant eye-glint make this a nice capture indeed!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-02-04 6:19]

Hi Ulla,
clear and beautiful images, colors, and natural environment
Congratulations .. TFS

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-02-04 7:40]

Hi Ulla,

This and the WS one are lovely images of the A. anser. the soft winter light is very eye-pleasing, and the details and colors truly beautiful.

Hope you get another sunny weekend,


Hi Ulla.
Simply superb 3D-image. Fantastic transparency of the shot, clearness of the colours and terrific exposure are ultimate. All color shades are reproduced perfectly. Details are outstanding too. Bravo. Perfect work.

hello Ulla
very nice sharpness pose with great details and beautiful colours
very good pose
greeting lou

Hello Ulla,

an nice low pov picture from thid grazing Goose.
We have here now thousends and thousends grazing our fields.
Good of sharpness and details.
you have been managed the white feathers well.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-05 22:47]

Hello Ulla,
simple shot of this goose. well seen with the stripes and pattern of its smooth feathers. The view is very pleasant as the details and sharpness is well composed.
i like the downward pose of the long neck. When we were children, the goose chased with this low head positioning.
quite interesting to note that in Malay Language - it is called "angsa"
Exciting view.


Hello Ulla,

The feeding goose is a great capture, and I imagine she is actually keeping an eye on the photographer..!
Excellent details in the plumage, and the fine light renders strong vivid colours...
Good close-up of the bird!

Pablo -

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-02-07 19:04]

Hola Sra. Ulla.
Great photo and interesting note as usual in Your fine work Sra. Ulla. I guess You enjoyed the sunny Sunday in company of Sr. Ivan.
Photo so sharp and light.

Hola Ulla

Una preciosa imagen al igual que todas las que haces. Composición excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

hello Ulla
what a great capture of Greylag Goose with wonderful focus and exposure. It must look for some edible thing on snowy grassland and it gave to you a nice pose.
light using, POV/DOF and composition also great.
thanks for sharing this beauty with a good informative notes.
all the best
have a good night

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