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Snow geese

Snow geese
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Copyright: Alain Thibodeau (Athila) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-05 18:29
Viewed: 3083
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens), also known as the Blue Goose, is a North American species of goose. Its name derives from the typically white plumage. The genus of this bird is disputed. The American Ornithologists' Union and BirdLife International place this species and the other "white" geese in the Chen genus,[1] while other authorities place it in the more traditional "grey" goose genus Anser.[2]

More at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_Goose

Note: this is a re-post where I removed disturbing geese in the BG. Comapared to the original, the final version looks better.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-04-05 22:45]

Hi Alain,
Excellent photo of this flying Snow Goose, very good lights, sharpness and details, TFS!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-04-07 2:41]

Bonjour Alain,
A fine in-flight capture of a Snow Goose taking off after feeding (as shown by the dirt on its face).
The focusing is good, the difficult lighting well managed and the composition with the two other OOF geese interesting.
Merci pour le partage,

Hallo Alain,
a very beautiful capture of the Snow Goose in flight, very dood sharpness and splendid natural time, great timing in a nice composition
Best regards

Hello Alain,
Splendid capture of this lovely birds in flight.
Excellent focus, details and superb clarity.
Great composition.
Thanks for sharing!

Bonjour Alain,
Jolie capture en plein vol avec une belle netteté et focus,
belle présentation et détails,
de toute beauté..:)

Hi Alain,
Wow! such a beautiful goose and well taken in flight image. I tried a couple of times to photograph them this year but hunting season did not help. I will try again next time they migrate back to the spot, hopefully I can get there before hunting season begins. In th emeantime I'll enjoy your wonderful capture. :)

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