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greylag goose (Anser anser)

greylag goose (Anser anser)
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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: 2013-07-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-17 0:33
Viewed: 1466
Points: 16
[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.(Wikipedia)

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Nice image with nice framing.

hallo Siegried
nice composition with good details and lovely naturel colours
thanks gr lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-11-17 10:12]

Hi Siegfried,
A very nice image of this goose. Excellent composition and details,amazing natural colors.
Very good work.
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-11-17 10:13]

Hello Sigi,
Another nice photo of this Greylag Goose in an attractive composition. Good sharpness and natural colours. And, as usual, taken from a very good low POV.

Hello Siggi
fine capture of this goose, great sharpness especially on the head,
very beautiful pose and luminosity
have a great night

Hello Siegfried,

Another beautiful photograph if this Greylag Goose. Very nice reflection as well as light. Well POV with splendid details.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Sigi

Very beautiful image of greylag goose, very nice pose, excellent sharpness and details, nice composition.



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-11-18 11:11]

Hi Siggi,elegant decnetralized composition to show us this nice goose,excellent frontal view and very good sharpness too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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