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First Time in the Water with Mom

First Time in the Water with Mom
Photo Information
Copyright: Bob Williams (bikefifty) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi, Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 II
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Full of tenderness / Pleine de tendresse [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-17 3:15
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had been watching this mother goose on the nest for a few weeks. I can't say for 100% certainty that this was the first time this little guy had been in the water, but he was very tentative at first. It's brothers and sisters were holding back till they say what was going to happen. It didn't take long for all of them to follow mom and dad around the pond in a single file line with one parent in the front and one in the back. I will post other pictures later of that formation.

Spring is not far off here in Northern Illinois. -

Enjoy - Bob

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Hello Bob
Wonderful shot of this canada goose with her sooo cute goosling, crisp clear details on mom and baby.
I like the pose of the goose, she seems to observe the environment for protect her youngsters
Natural colors and lighting are excellent
TFS Jacqueline

hello Bob

very beautiful photography of the Canada Goose Mommy and her baby,
shot with fine POV and framing, beautiful warm luminosity,
excellent sharpness and details, i love this kind of photos
where with the parent we see the baby bird/animal, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-02-17 19:06]

Very eye catching image Bob,
I like the composition and the sharp detail. Natural colors and good DOF. combine for a wonderful image!! TFS.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-02-17 21:53]

Hi Bob!

Both are cute, and your picture is touching. It's a delicate testimony for tenderness in the wildlife. Moreover, the soft light highlights the warm expression of the picture.

Kind regards


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