<< Previous Next >>

Recycling Mom

Recycling Mom
Photo Information
Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-04-30 7:37
Viewed: 3217
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Canada Goose is sitting on her nest, an old eagle nest. I have uploaded a full frame shot in the workshop so you can see her choice of nesting site.
I have seen geese nest in lots of places like on top of old Magpie nests, cliffs, haystacks, bridge piers, and nesting tubs and platforms put up by humans especially for them. I have watched as baby geese jump 10 meters to the ground flapping thier little stubs, bounce when they hit the ground, then run to mom who is waiting for them to take them to the river. What a tough start to life. But with the high nesting sites there is less chance of a preditor robbing the nest.

MMM, manuel1982, Argus, jaycee, Jamesp, ramthakur, CeltickRanger, Shoot_Score, marieproue, SkyF has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Prise de vue tout à fait originale. On peut se demander si cette oie est vivante !
Bonne journée.

  • Great 
  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-04-30 9:00]

Hi Rick
Very nice shot ,clear image with excellent POV.I like the matching colors from the main subject and BG.
Funny point I will be posting 2 or 3 picture to completed my series on my trip to Calgary and one of them is similar to your picture ,same position but with a differents location and lightning.
TFS Michel

  • Great 
  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-30 9:56]

Hi Rick,
very smart, that should save some time for more courtshipping ;-), but hopefully the eagle will not claim it back.
Very nice shot , the goose almost has an anticipating look on its face. Very nice clear details and the composition is very nice and accompanied by an interesting note.

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-30 10:28]

Hello Rick,
Fine sharp and interesting capture of brooding Canada Goose. I never knew that they could choose a nesting site up a tree, in this case a ready made one! Your WS also explains why her head is low and the POV.
Thanks for this one and have a good week!

  • Great 
  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-30 11:02]

Hi Rick,

Another fascinating shot from you. It is just amazing to see this goose on the nest. The clarity and colors are wonderful. She has such a wonderful, peaceful, expression on her face. The workshop was interesting too.


  • Great 
  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-04-30 11:02]

Hi Rick, another great picture. Canada Goose are very common here in Arizona during winter, there are few that end up staying on the parks where they are fed all the time by people.. I really like them they are very beautiful, nice pose, POV and composition..well done my friend..

  • Great 
  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-04-30 12:12]

Hi Rick

An unusual and interesting shot and note. Very good DOF and composition.


Very touching, stoic expression on the face of this patient "mom", Rick :-).
A wonderful image from an apt point of view.

I love the way geese spread themselves out so broadly over the nest with their heads down so low. We do have LOTS of Canadian geese here and they do the same thing. The workshop photo is neat. I have seen nests in the very top of stacked hay bales and wondered about the babies getting to ground level. Nice shot. Thanks for sharing

Evelynn : )

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-30 22:28]

Hello Rick

Amazing behaviour.I have never seen that here.Excellent detail and wonderful POV.The focus is excellent .Does she ever have her eye on you.TFS


hello Rick

this is an interesting pose ans the notes of this Canada Goose
excellent exposure with sharp details and nice background

thanks for sharing this interesting image

Outstanding Rick! The posture is priceless. Plus you made excellent use of the WS feature to supplement the Notes and the photo. Tfs, Jay

It looks like this Wawa says: "My goose is cooked"...

Calibration Check