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In mums shadow

In mums shadow
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-12 14:47
Viewed: 2828
Points: 37
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think this little fellow is a gosling from a Greylag goose. That is mum in the BG so if anyone can do an ID from a leg... :)

I usually would tru to take a picture without a distracting BG but I quite liked this view.

The greylag is the largest and bulkiest of the wild geese native to the UK and Europe.

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I like the way the yellow gosling stands out against the grey background. Focus is good, with plenty of detail and texture.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-06-12 14:59]

Hi Karan,
I saw one yesterday and I like these young ones. The head has some yellow and the rest is mostley gray.
Perfect sharpness and details of the young. And I agree with you on the bg, now we can see that the young is never far away from mom.
TFS Paula

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-12 15:19]

Hi Karen

A lovely shot - the POV of the gosling is wonderful - as is the detail and saturation.


He looks very cute :)
Good portrait with good details, the BG (my opinion only) is a little bit distracting because it is not obvious that it is the mother and it is 'working' only with your explanation.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-12 15:26]

Haola Karan,
una bello trabajo,
una tierna foto, con bello pov,
agradable compo.
saludos amiga.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-06-12 15:43]

Hi Karan,

Great shot of the cute Gosling, lovely composition with a fine pose, very good focus on the Gosling's face and I like the BG just showing us mom is not far away, nice light in the eye too.

TFS Hilary :o)

Sooo cute, so little goslings are always so lovely - and you captured is so sharp and it's nice to see the "shadow" of her mother in the BG. Thanks and many greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Lovely image Karan.
The part of the goose is'nt destracting , but adds in this case to the scene.
Wonderful details and clarity in the fur of the little one.
Thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Harry

Hi Karan,
What a cuttie!
I like so much the beauty of its feathers, just changing, and the expression on its face, so elocuent.
A very good idea to include some of his mother to have an idea of what it will looks like then.
Congatulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Nice shot Karen,

a very good composition with super framing.
This worrks well on all levels.


Hello Hester,
What a cutie!
Superb details in the plumage, fluffy as it is...
Looks like a happy little fellow, most likely fond of being photographed!
Pablo -

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-06-13 4:04]

Hi Karen,

the DOF is so good here that the gosling looks almost superimposed. I think the BG works as it puts the little fella in context with the his/her surroundings...could be a Canandian Goose, they're alot more common...

Hi karan,
A beautiful and very cute close up of this little goseling. The details and exposure on the little fellow are perfect. DO have to agree with Elroyie about the BG.

Hello Karan,
This is a very beautiful baby that you captured with nice details and very natural looking exposure. I'm not very good at indentifing legs :))) This is very well done with nice compo. Thanks,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-13 9:27]

Hi Karan,
Beautiful gosling captured. So cute and innocent looking. Nice colours and very impressive sharpness. I like your low POV and the OOF mother as the BG. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-14 13:26]

Hello Karan

A very cute image of this little one.The focus and sharpness are excellent.You have managed very good eye contact and the gosling looks quite intrigued by your actions.Nicely done.TFS


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  • eev Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
  • [2007-06-21 19:22]

That is a wonderful shot. Gosling for ever. Great detail and character Karan. Well done

Hi Karen.
Absolutly beautiful shot of the little fella. The lighting, DOF, detail, sharpness is all spot on. The brighter yellow of the head really makes him stand out against the background colour and mum.

New Zealand

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-07-04 1:40]

Hi Karen, lovely fluffy Greylag Gosling, details are superb with good colour and pov. Nice catchlight on the eye.

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