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Copyright: Mircea Costina (mirceax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 49 N: 1356] (6261)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 300mm F4L IS USM + 1.4x ext
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-11 15:27
Viewed: 2839
Points: 14
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Cool Facts

Snow Goose hunting in the eastern United States was stopped in 1916 because of low population levels. Hunting was allowed again in 1975 after populations had increased. Populations have been growing so large that the geese are destroying nesting habitat. Hunting has not slowed the dramatic increases in population size.
One nest was found to be attended by two female Snow Geese, but no male. Each female had been inseminated by a different male and both incubated the eggs.
The dark color of the blue morph Snow Goose is controlled by a single gene, with dark being partially dominant over white. If a pure dark goose mates with a white goose, the offspring will all be dark (possibly with white bellies). If two white geese mate, they have only white offspring. If two dark geese mate, they will have mostly dark offspring, but might have a few white ones too.
Parents stay with their young through the first winter. Families travel together on both the southbound and northbound migrations, separating only after they return to the arctic breeding grounds. Family groups can easily be seen in migrating and wintering flocks.


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Hi Mircera, nice in flight capture. Good detail in the bird. Thanks for the information, interesting


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-11-11 20:07]

Hello Mircea,
An absolutely superb in flight image of this snow goose. The colors and details you have obtained are fantastic, thank you.

Hello Mircea,
Well done.
1/2500s and well focussed. Easy to say...:-)
Good colors and atmosphere through the light.

Hej Mircea,
super ujęcie, rzadko widuje się podobne - gęś tuż przed lądowaniem...
Dobrze pokazane, z ładnym naturalnym światłem i dobrym DOF, oraz ładnie rozmytym tłem.
Gratuluję i pozdrawiam

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-12 13:20]

Bonjour Mircea! Que c'est beau, superbe timing et excellente qualité! Bravo pour ce petit chef-d'oeuvre!


Hello Mircea,
Fantastic action shot, excellent composition and good pov, superb sharpness and depth of field, excellent details, good light and great timing.

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-11-14 13:31]

ooo. fantastica.

vad ca ti-ai cumparat 300 f/4 :)

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