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First arrivals of spring

First arrivals of spring
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Copyright: Denis Mark (dmark11) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 9 N: 655] (2633)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-10 10:41
Viewed: 2862
Points: 26
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This posting is a Canadian Goose I took yesterday at a local park. The Geese are always the first of the annual spring migration to arrive from the Southern portion of North America and Mexico.

The male on the left was preening the females feathers and then let out a big loud honk to let me stay away from his girlfriend. She just seemed annoyed with him.

Sometimes they can be pests but its always good to see them back home again.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-04-10 10:59]

Hello Denis,
A fantastic capture showing these two Canada Geese in a fine pose. Love the facial expression of the one on the left as he seems to be sounding off in loud fashion. Perfectly composed with just the right exposure. Superb job!!

Hi Denis,
very nice photo of these geese. Excellent sharpness. Nice natural colours. Very good pose captured!
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-04-10 12:31]

Hello Denis,
A nice capture of two newly-arrived Canada geese in the slushy snow.
I like the calling pose of the one on the left that shows his tongue remarkably well.
Nice composition, sharpness and natural colours.
Thanks and have a good week,

Hello Denis,
What a nice moment captured of these Canadian Goose as it on the ice lake, the focus is very good with lovely action, natural coloration and sharpness details on this shot!
Thank you for sharing,

great unusual capture, TFS Ori

Hello Denis,
Excellent timing and beautiful image captured from perfect POV with great details and sharpness. I also like natural colours and composition. Well done!

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2011-04-10 18:35]

Una hermosa foto Denis, me gusta mucho el entorno también...saludos.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-04-11 4:28]

Hello Denis,
Very vivid and interesting shot. Love the expresssion of the left male Goose, the bird seems to mark its presence honk, honk..
Nice snowy surrounding too, not so easy to make a good shot.
Kind regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-11 6:09]

Fine action image of this couple of Goose, good composition. tfs.

Hello Denis,
A beautiful and amusing image. Very well captured indeed.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-04-11 13:42]

Hello Denis,
Beautiful action photo in fine wintery colours and pleasing contrasts. Good sharpness, POV and DOF.

Hi Dennis,
Excellent moment the one you've caught here.
Is not only the scene, but the details on the usually unseen tongue of the Goose, and the way he stretches the neck to send the warning.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.

Looks like wife shouting at poor husband!

Nice grouping and action pose.

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