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Copyright: tom trinko (trinko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Canada Geese [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-20 9:32
Viewed: 2730
Points: 14
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This gosling was with two adult geese. while this shot shows one of the parents staying close i was surprised how close the geese let me get and how far the gosling was from the parents when i was just a few yards away.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-04-20 11:37]

Hi Tom,

a nice shot showing paternity, i'm suprised to hear you got so close though!

Have a good weekend,


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-04-20 17:25]

Hi Tom

an unusual shot which works well.


Hi Tom,
I return the compliment as your photo has an interesting perspective as well.You know that you can't go wrong with the babies of any species because they almost all have the ah shucks factor going for them-ah shucks.This is a very nice intimate shot of the young bird with its parent,innocent and sweet it is,and safe too,because geese will attack you if you get to near-believe me I know!There is an overall softness to this picture that works well and I like it. Bob

bonjour tom
tres mignonne cette image, ce petit poussin qui semble bien jeune commence a prendre ses aises.
bonne réalisation

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-04-21 19:22]

Hi Tom, a lovely spring shot. I like the POV very much, it has a lot to say. The geese and their goslings do seem to get out and about quite quickly after hatching. As you watch the goslings grow you will see how quickly they become gregarious and stick up for themselves, and each other! The parents can be quite nasty if they think anyone is a threat, I have seen them chase dogs away. Anyhow a great shot, the gosling is lovely, great colours, sharpness making use of the light well.

Hi Tom,
Nice shot of the gosling. Cropping the parents head is a little distracting though. Would have preferred to see the entire head of the parent.

OK, Tom, I'm jealous of your lens . Seriously, very fine bit of work here -- unusual cropping, but the gosling in the shadow of the parent, that tells the story just the way a good photo should. Wonderful focus. It is indeed amazing that you got that close. I was surprisingly close to an adult Canada goose this weekend, but when I came anywhere near another couple with goslings, they took off post haste.

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