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Swan Goose

Swan 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: 2011-07-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 55 - 300mm Zoom, UV filters
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-30 4:02
Viewed: 2272
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Swan Goose is large and long-necked for its genus, wild birds being 81–94 cm long (the longest Anser goose) and weighing 2.8–3.5 kg or more (the second-heaviest Anser, after the Greylag Goose A. anser). The sexes are similar, although the male is larger, with a proportionally longer bill and neck; in fact the largest females are barely as large as the smalllest males. Typical measurements of the wing are 45–46 cm in males, 37.5–44 cm in females; the bill is about 87–98 mm long in males and 75–85 mm in females. The tarsus of males measures around 81 mm.[1]

The upperparts are greyish-brown, with thin light fringes to the larger feathers and a maroon hindneck and cap (reaching just below the eye). The remiges are blackish, as are the entire underwing and the white-tipped rectrices, while the upper- and undertail coverts are white. A thin white stripe surrounds the bill base. Apart from darker streaks on the belly and flanks, the underside is pale buff, being especially light on the lower head and foreneck which are sharply delimited against the maroon. In flight, the wings appear dark, with no conspicuous pattern. Uniquely among its genus, the long, heavy bill is completely black; the legs and feet, on the other hand, are orange as in most of its relatives. The eyes' irides are maroon. Juveniles are duller than adult birds, and lack the white bill base and dark streaks on the underside.Info Wiki,


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Hola Pauly.
Bonita imagen ,interesante reflejo,excelente foco y colores muy naturales.
Que tengas un buen dia

very good picture with great details and natural colours
regards vijeesh

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

Hello Pauly!
A very impressive pic showing amazing detaisl of this bautiful Swan Goose.Great natural colors, fantastic reflexions and amazing sharpness.Bravo!TFS
Regards from,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-30 7:50]

Hello Pauly,
Excellent photo of this Swan Goose of East Asia. Great sharpness, details and pose. Beautiful clear colours.

The light has caught the goose very nicely. Good background effect of the water and reflection. Excellent details and colours. regards yiannis

Bonjour Pualy,
Très belle publication finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-30 8:34]

Hi Paul,great timing to take this goose in this nice "drining" position and great POV to take so well this beautiful reflections that seems like an abstract peinture.Impressive sharpness and magnificent colors too.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano.

hello Paul
very nice and sharpness picture
good details and nice naturel colours
greeting lou

Hello Paul,
Excellent clarity, focus and sharpness.
Nice capture of a lovely goose with superb colors.
It is a perfect POV and a nice composition.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Paul,
fine capture of this Swan Goose with good sharpness and beautiful colours. I also like your well chosen POV and the nice reflections.
Best wishes,

Hello Pauly
Impressive photo. Excellent composition, wonderful lighting and very good sharpness. Interesting species too,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-08-30 9:20]

very interesting specie, excellent work and thanks for sharing!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-08-30 9:29]

Hello Pauly,
wonderful image of this bird in a fantastic position!
Great sharpness, , nice natural colours. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

Hi Paul,
Nice shot of the Goose with good sharpness, colour and details over it! the details on the plummage is great
well done

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-08-30 11:09]

Hi Paul,
Beautiful photo of this interesting goose.Lovely natural colours
good composition and sharpness details.
Fine pose, very good moment captured.
Regards Jiri.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-08-30 22:05]

Bonjour Pauly,
Excellente photo aux belles couleurs avec des détails très fins

Hello friend Paul , great image full of light and sharpness, another great shot for a great subject. All the best, Paolo

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