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The Chase

The Chase
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Copyright: Simon Biffen (simon182) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 304 W: 70 N: 292] (1357)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Nikkor 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IF-ED, Digital RAW, 67mm UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Richmond park [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-31 16:49
Viewed: 3219
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot is from the sequence I captured of two Egyptian Geese squabbling then chasing each other off. I have cropped this photo, unfortunately I was missing the left and top side of the wings so decided to crop close to the right to compensate. What do you think?

Here is some detail about the Egyptian Goose from the RSPB including their fighting tactics!:

Egyptian geese are at home in trees, regularly perching and even roosting there. Tree nests are well known. Norfolk's feral birds haunt lakes and stretches of river in wooded parkland, the Broads and Breckland meres.

Attractively marked, particularly in flight when distinctive white wing-coverts are revealed, Egyptian geese draw attention to themselves in the coming months with noisy displays and fierce territorial fighting both afloat and ashore.

Rivals stand or swim, breast to breast, continually attempting to seize each other's backs near the base of the neck while beating with wings and even striking with feet. Following egg laying, the birds almost disappear until the time comes to escort flotillas of goslings to the water.


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Hi Simon,
Greatly capturing these flying geese. Great timing.
Very nice shot.

Ben Lakitan

very good shot

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-01 0:14]

I like the close crop, Simon.
The scene has a lot of action. : )
I have seen many Egyptian geese, but have never seen them in flight.
Beautiful wings.
You did a great job on the exposure on the white patches.
TFS. ; )

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-02-01 2:33]

Hi Simon,

Great action,you really frozed it,nice tight cropp,well done and TFS


Hello Simon,
My congratulations on a very good and impressive dynamic shot. Thanks for sharing,

Nice action!
Do you have egytpian gooses in England?


Hi Simon,

Very nice action photo and the capture is really go!

well done.

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