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Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)

Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-04-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-27 3:11
Viewed: 1619
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
very,very close !
The Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca) is a member of the duck, goose, and swan family Anatidae. It is native to Africa south of the Sahara and the Nile Valley.

Egyptian geese were considered sacred by the Ancient Egyptians, and appeared in much of their artwork. They have been raised for food and extensively bred in parts of Africa since they were domesticated by the ancient Egyptians. Because of their popularity chiefly as ornamental bird, escapes are common and small feral populations have become established in Western Europe.(Wikipedia)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-27 3:20]

Hi Siggi,excellent close up of this beautiful duck,i like the DOF on the face to see the best details of eyes and beak,nice natural scenery in the blurred background too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Siggi

So beautiful duck, nice DOF, very nice BG, beautiful vivid natural colours, very good clarity.



Hello Siegfried,

No doubt a beautiful Egyptian Goose! Excellent POV and very natural color. Well exposure....I prefer little bit more space in front, than its back....but good work.....
Thanks for showing this beautiful bird,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-10-27 7:40]

Hello Sigi,
Very nice close-up of this exotic duck. Excellent sharpness, details and a taken from a perfect POV.

Hello Siegfried
Beautiful close capture of this species I never met.Wonderful colors and details.Well done!TFS
Have a good day!
Best regards
Josť Diogo

Hallo Siegfried
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-10-29 18:47]

Hello Sigi,
A beautiful goose image taken from an attractive low POV. I really like the mixture of colors in it'a plumage. The focus is sharp and you managed the exposure very well. Great work.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-10-30 10:09]

Hi Siegfried,
Fantastic portrait of a beautiful goose. Excellent detail and focus
and amazing colors.
Regards Jiri.

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