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Inflight Egyptian Goose

Inflight Egyptian Goose
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Copyright: Paul Lees (PaulLees) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 0 N: 1647] (9004)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D800e, Nikkor 200-400mm f4 VR II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-23 2:36
Viewed: 2293
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everyone,

Egyptian geese have long necks, long pink legs, a pink bill and brown eye patches encircling each eye. They are distinguished from closely related species by a brown patch in the middle of the chest. The upper wings and the head are brown, while the rest of the body is light brown. The underside of the wings is white and green. Juveniles do not have the brown eye patches or a patch on the chest.

Egyptian geese are anywhere from 63 to 73 cm in height and they can weigh from 1.5 to 2.3 kg. The wingspan is fairly large, measuring 38 cm, on average.

Best Regards,


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-23 2:56]

Hello Paul,
Great photo of this landing Egyptian Goose. Splendid warm colours and excellent sharpness. Beautiful contrasting background and a fine composition.

Hello Pauly-Really beautiful picture of this flying Egyptian Goose.Excellent light and sharpness.Details are attractive too.Like it.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice WE-Srikumar

great landing capture, TFS Ori

Hello Paul,

Well-captured and good focus on this Egyptian goose. Great to see it here :) Best, Emin

Hallo Pauly
I love the bright, but natural colours in this scene. It is very eye-catching. Superb capture of the action, very good timing!
Great details in the feathers and lovely expression in the face. The water makes a great backdrop and frames the bird perfectly at the same time. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-23 17:48]

Hello Pauly,
You could not have asked for a better shot with outstreatched wings and legs fully extended ready to land. We get to clearly see both top and bottom plumage of wings with their unique markings and colors. Those bright reddish pink feet and orange eye immediately draws your attention. Gorgeous blue water as a BG.
Truly a beautiful species and photographed perfectly by your lens. Well done!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-24 2:09]

Hi Paul,great timing and fantastic capture of this gees in flight,absolutely perfect the detail everywhere and the colors too are very bright!Interesting exif data,i will try me too...ehehe....have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

hallo Paul
super good moment to take this beautiful picture
i like this shot
thanks gr lou

Hi Pauly,
Beautiful lights, natural colors and perfect shutter speed to freeze the action into pic which came to my mind immediately after clicking on your photo. Later on I also managed to realize the beautiful details on the plumage, the well set white balance and last but absolutely not least, the spectacular semi-diagonal composition. Man, this photo kills! Absolutely excellent one. Huge, huge bravo.
Best regards, László

Hello Pauly

Excellent landing photo of the Egyptian Goose, with its pose and your POV on it
we can feel the movement, the beautiful light is rendering the photo more beautiful, TFS


Impressive photo Pauly! Interesting pose, perfect timing, very good composition, nice colours and very good sharpness!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-08-26 8:14]

This is an excellent picture Paul! Congratulation.

Ciao Paul, great capture of lovely in-flight goose with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Paul
Lovely action picture.The unique eyes with the brown patch and the vulture like wings have come out very sharply. congrats.

With warm regards

Hi Paul,

You have captured well the action of the bird in flight. The point of view is showing the details of the Egyptian Goose. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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