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Greens for tea again!

Greens for tea again!
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 G ED
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-15 9:47
Viewed: 3166
Points: 38
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Hello Everyone,

Today I am posting a photograph of a wild greylag goose which I photographed last year in Yorkshire. There were several similar birds living on a large lake along with Canada geese and moorhens.

Here is some extra information about greylags from Wikipedia:
The Greylag Goose, Anser anser, is a bird with a wide range in the Old World. It is the type species of the genus Anser.

It was in pre-Linnean times known as the Wild Goose ("Anser ferus"). This species is the ancestor of domesticated geese in Europe and North America. Flocks of feral birds derived from domesticated birds are widespread.

The Greylag Goose is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

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pp cropped, sharpened, adj brightness and contrast, added borders, text and signed

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-15 9:57]

Hi Beverley . Good to see you posting a picture hope you are ok. I fien close up of the Greylag goose they are such fine birds. you have captured this one with fine detail and colour. The pose is just how they stand. well done TFS.

Hallo Beverley
I think this is a beautiful photo of this Greylag Goose. It is a pity that the photo itself is rather small. It would have been lovely to see this beautiful bird in an enlarged form, but never the less it still remains a good-looking bird. I like the orange beak, orange paws and then also the orange circle around the eye. The piece of grass in its mouth is the cherry on the cake and adds the finishing touches to this image. I hear they say that gooses are very good watch dogs. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely weekend.
Kind regards

Hello Bev
This though it may sound funny is a new bird to me!..I have truly never seen one before.
You have got really good eye contact and I love the scene with him on the bank..His head is level but his whole body is twisting.
All the Best to You

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-15 11:06]

Hi Beverley.
What a cute goose and amazing picture. Great timing and wonderful curious pose of the bird. I like grass comer as a ground and grass as a food. Excellent vertical cropping, superb sharpness of the image and reproduction of all charming featured of the bird. Well done and my compliments. Thank you also for pleasant comments and kindness. My greetings and TFS.

Hello Bev,
splendid portrait of this beautifull specimen of greylag goose
wonderfull lighting, perfect focus and lovely pose,
very well done,

Hi Bev, splendid goose with fun pose, wonderful colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Bev,
Delighted to see your posting once again!
You are sharing with us a beautifully captured of Greylag goose!
done very well on the sharpness, rich colouration and details in the shot, and I liked the pose of him!
well done, my dear friend!
have a wonderful weekend

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-15 15:01]

Hi Beverly

Great pose and very good detail.



Hello Beverly,
Good compo, DOf and POV.
Well done

hello Beverley ,
this is a lovely pose and very good eye contact, perfect dof, suitable pov , very well composed,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Beverley,
great shot, excellent composition and nice low point of view, superb sharpness and depth of field, very nice colors and details.terrific pose!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-16 5:31]

Hola Beverley,
preciosa captura,
buen pov y color,

Hello Beverley -

This is a very nice image. Great eye contact, sharpness is right on the money, exposure spot on, and a nice composition to boot. I like the low POV - where you lying on the grass to capture this image? Well done!

Thank you for sharing.


It has such a typical and proper English name...very well done Bev...He looks delightful!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-16 6:52]

Hello Beverley,
Nice to see you back again and with a lovely capture of a Greylag. We have plenty of them here and I do like them as opposed to many farmers who dislike them eating their crops!
Great capture of this one in a very fine pose! Great focus, sharp details and very well composed.
TFS and all the best, Ulla

Hi bev,
On croirait qu'il te parle, très belle composition, très belles couleurs.

Excelente trabajo , buen plano inclinado y belleza en los colores.
Abrazo Beverley.

Hi BR,

Superb shot..
Good tones and amazing results..
Enjoy Life.


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  • sray Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 0] (242)
  • [2008-02-29 11:20]

Hi Beverley
Very good pov and composition . Good work

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