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Cape Barren Goose

Cape Barren Goose
Photo Information
Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF70-200/2.8L, Canon 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-08 1:43
Viewed: 4706
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Cape Barren Goose is a large robust bird with a length from bill to tail of 70-90cm. Its plumage is pale grey with black markings near the tips of its feathers and tail. It has pink legs and black feet. It has a bright greenish-yellow cere on its short black bill, which is quite striking.

Cape Barren Geese are found in many places along the coast of southern Australia and on offshore islands during the breeding season from May to September.

Cape Barren Geese are one of the rarest of the world's geese. Their numbers are so low that biologists fear they may be close to extinction.

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Great portrait, thanks for telling us the story. Ori

Hi Chi,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are spot on.
Good DOF and POV.
Thanks for posting,Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

very fine portrait to go along with the usefull note.
Thanx, Chi.

Regards, Petru

Hi Chi,
a pretty goose. And so close - it's beautiful. I can see every detail of the feathers.
Excellent work, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-08 4:07]

Hello Chi!
Wonderful portrait.POV,colors,details,sharpness,pose of bird are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hi Chi

Nice shot of the Cape Barren Goose. I like the lighting here. The shadow/light across the head has given a nice effect. Well done. TFS.

good shot.
thanks for the info.
i too is fond of geese

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-08 7:55]

Chi, this is very nice.

Excellent exposure, colors and pov.

I like dof and composition a lot too.

The bg is a very nice contrast.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-08 10:11]

Nice portrait with a good note Chi!
That is an interesting beak this one has...

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-08 12:37]

Very good portrait of goose Chi! I like colours, light, details and bird's pose.

Ah yes, Von Barren Goose is done Goot and Shows vundervul details vith gooden lightin yah. Vell done Chi. ;)

Hi Chi,
Great exposure and details in the eye is great.

Sharp detail, very good eye contact and I like the light Chi Liu.
Well composed, a good POV, great color and OOF BG also..Thanx for posting this great lookin' goose, Well done!
Thank You.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-01-09 3:54]

Hi Chi.
Excellent portrait, very nice colors and details, great photo.

Great details and composition!

Excellent headshot, Chi! Beautiful techs all around on this, and great pose captured.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-01-09 9:52]

You managed to make a somewhat dull looking bird look alive with proper lighting eand exposure. Well done.

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-01-10 2:09]

Hi Chi

Excellent shot. Perfect focus on the eyes and beak. Great POV and composition.

Thanks for posting such a great work.


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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-01-10 16:12]
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Hello Chi, this is a nice shot. I've not seen this goose before. lovely details and composition. I think it is a little bright on top of gooses head but that's my only nit. Very well done on this.

Wonderful portrait Chi of this Cape Barren Goose - what an excellent pose he has. Did you find this one in the wild or at a zoo? So sad to hear of their lessening numbers. TFS,

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-01-11 17:18]

Hi Chi,

Wonderful portrait.Eye contact,clear details,POV and composition are excellent.


Very special goose with a very unusual beak. Very good portrait of this rare bird, which I have never seen!

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-01-28 19:01]

Hi Chi
Lovely capture of this rare and critically endangered bird. Good composition, colours, DOF, exposure and sharpness. Detail is excellent. As usual a stunning photo from you.

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