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Watchful Parents

Watchful Parents
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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ED VR +
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/750 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-24 8:08
Viewed: 1456
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Family Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Swans); Branta canadensis (Canada Goose).

I noticed this family of Canadian Geese while driving into the park as they were swimming in a line in the river. Later in the day, I was walking near an inlet that ran into the river with hopes of seeing them again. Sure enough, they were there and I was able to sneak upon them sufficiently close to get a number of shots. Hope you enjoy. Will post a close-up of three of babies tomorrow. This is my 400th posting ... hope you enjoy.

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Hello Mr.Michael,
Beautiful picture of parents and their obedient little ones.Although it was a cloudy day,but you have captured it well with good details on them.Like this natural picture.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-24 14:55]

Hi Michael,a lucky meeting and a great oportunity,the pic is really nice and tender,very good details,colors and reflections,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-08-24 19:40]

Hello Mike,
What a cute family portrait you have presented to us. I just saw a few large flocks today at a local park, and boy were they frantically feeding on the lush green grass. They can really become a nuisance at times, as their droppings seem to be everywhere you try to step.

Even though the youngsters are getting to be fairly big in size, it seems like Mom and Dad are still intent on keeping a close watch on them. Great focus and beautiful natural colors.

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