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Canada Goose

Canada 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: 2012-04-30
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
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-04 10:05
Viewed: 2048
Points: 16
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The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) is a wild goose belonging to the genus Branta, which is native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, having a black head and neck, white patches on the face, and a brownish-gray body.
The black head and neck with white "chinstrap" distinguish the Canada Goose from all other goose species, with the exception of the Barnacle Goose, but the latter has a black breast, and also grey, rather than brownish, body plumage. There are seven subspecies of this bird, of varying sizes and plumage details, but all are recognizable as Canada Geese. Some of the smaller races can be hard to distinguish from the newly-separated Cackling Goose.
This species ranges from 75 to 110 cm (30 to 43 in) in length and has a 127–185 cm (50–73 in) wingspan.The male usually weighs 3.2–6.5 kg (7.1–14 lb), and can be very aggressive in defending territory. The female looks virtually identical but is slightly lighter at 2.5–5.5 kg (5.5–12 lb), generally 10% smaller than its male counterpart, and has a different honk. An exceptionally large male of the race B. c. maxima, the "giant Canada goose" (which rarely exceed 8 kilograms (18 lb)), weighed 10.9 kilograms (24 lb) and had a wingspan of 2.24 metres (7.3 ft). This specimen is the largest wild goose ever recorded of any species. The life span in the wild of geese that survive to adulthood ranges 10–24 years.

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hello razvan
super composition with great details and good sharpness
lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Beautiful scene Razvan! Very good composition, and good sharpness. The lighting is fantastic!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-05-04 12:20]

Hello Razvan,
I love the timing here and light and colours are very beautiful!
Great focus too and nicely framed.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Buna Razvan,
Excelent surprinse....Detaliile si culorile superbe....

Ciao Razvan.
Splendida cattura di queste due oche del Canada,riprese con un’ottima nitidezza e stupendi colori,bella la composizione veramente complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Razvan,
very nice composition and well captured picture,
best wishes,

Buna Razvan,
Un portret excelent al unei specii pe care rar am intalnit-o.Detalii si culori foarte bune.
Un weekend placut!-Tibi

Bonjour Razvan,
Agréable valorisation des sujets dans leur environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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