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Red-breasted Goose

Red-breasted Goose
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Jessops UV 77mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-19 11:51
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Points: 24
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new beautiful specie in my gallery!

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The Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) is a goose of the genus Branta. It is sometimes separated in Rufibrenta but appears close enough to the Brent Goose (Branta bernicla) to make this unnecessary, despite its distinct appearance.
The Red-breasted Goose breeds in Arctic Europe, often close to nests of large birds of prey, such as Peregrine Falcons. This helps to protect this small goose from predators such as the Arctic Fox. It winters in southeastern Europe. It is a rare vagrant to Great Britain and other western European areas, where it is sometimes found with Brent flocks.
While wintering, the red-breasted goose feeds on grasses, leafs and seeds.
All the species of the Branta genus are distinguished by their dark sooty colour, relieved by white, and as a distinction from the grey geese of the genus Anser. This species is unmistakable, but can be surprisingly difficult to find amongst Brent Geese due to its small size. The red also tends to look black at long distances.
It was considered a Vulnerable species by the IUCN. Over 80% of the population roost during the winter at just five sites, with nearby feeding areas threatened by changes in land use. In addition, there has been a strong decline in numbers in the last decades. As it is not clear to what extent the known population fluctuates in this species.

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amazing rare ducks, I envy you for seeing them, TFS Ori

Hallo Razvan
What a beautiful image filled with such a lot of colour and special details to look at. This image has serenity written all over it. These birds looks so peaceful and in perfect harmony with one another. The colours of their feathers is truly striking and very catchy to the eye. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Salut Razvan,
Superba captura a acestei specii cu detalii si culori minunate. Felicitari!

Hi Razvan
Very dinamic and very eloquent image!.. Y Like a lot your choise to cut here!

You took it from a great distance but it is a great photo Razvan! Very-very interesting species, excellent composition and good sharpness. The lighting and the colours are fantastic. In Cyprus Branta ruficollis is a very rare vagrant with only 7 records (last in 2002). I have not seen it.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-19 22:09]

Hello Razvan,
Superb capture: amazing to see a flock in the wild!
Excellent colours and composition.
The Red-breasted Goose is rare in my country and only seen as one among many Barnacle geese.
Well done and thanks,
Best regards,

wonderful image of swimming bird. i feel contrast is bit higher. tfs.

A beautiful sight. Excellent composition, detail and light.
regards yiannis

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2011-11-20 1:28]

Bonjour Razvan, joli tableau bien coloré et parfaitement équilibré comme composition. Félicitations, best regards, Didier;

Buna Razvan
Interesant si frumoasa foto aceasta pasari rara la noi.Compozitie si culorile sint perfecta.
Numai bine

Salut Razvan,
Superbe aceste pasari atat rare de viu colorate.
Detaliile si culorile sunt excelente.
Felicitari pentru captura!

Bonjour Razvan,
Très belle et artistique publication avec un indéniable effet graphique ; c'est bien vu et surtout très bien restitué.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

wonderful shot congrats Razvan, this family has o lot of members,

have a good day,

ciao, tino

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