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Copyright: Michael Halliday (pompey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 75-300/4.0-5.6 III, Skylight
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Canada Geese [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-24 14:15
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Canada Goose
Branta canadensis
Well known for their V-shaped migrating flocks and rich, sonorous honking, Canada Geese are among the most familiar of North America's waterfowl. There are 11 geographical races, ranging in size from the "Giant Canada Goose" of the northern prairies to the diminutive "Cackling Goose," scarcely larger than the Mallard, which nests in the Yukon and winters mainly in California. The most abundant race is the one that nests south of Hudson Bay, which numbers well over a million, while the rarest is the Aleutian Islands form, which nests on only two small islands and numbers barely over a thousand. Like other geese, these birds are chiefly grazers, feeding on stubble fields and eating marsh vegetation. Increasingly tolerant of humans, some even nest in city parks and suburbs. They are especially noticeable in late summer and early fall, when they form molting flocks on golf courses and large lawns; at such times, they have come to be regarded as pests.
description Small races, 22-26" (56-66 cm); large races, 35-45" (89-114 cm). Brownish body with black head, long black neck, conspicuous white cheek patch. The smaller Brant has a shorter neck and lacks white cheek patch
Photographed at the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, Arundel, Sussex.

Fisher, wallhalla15, wishnugaruda, liquidsunshine, Ninfa, pablominto, scottevers7, TAZ, hummingbird24, marhowie, mlines has marked this note useful
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I Michael,
I really like the effect you've created on the water again.
The turquoise mixed with light blue is simply magic.
Maybe you could have remove the noise in the upper left side of the picture.
Nicely done !!!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-11-24 15:28]

Hey There Michael,

Excellent shot of the Honky, well don eon the composition and details. The water color is like a painting, excellent work. Dido on the upper left.


Excellent details and sharpness, perfect composition and great colours. Fantastic work! Well done, Michael.

Hi Michael,
wow, the water is so pretty, the reflections are superbe. Thank you very much, I like your shot very much, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Excellent shot

Hi Michael,
Excellent capture, good sharp detail and colours. Great reflections again.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-25 0:00]

The colors on the water are just beautiful, Michael. A gorgeous backdrop for your Canadian goose, which is very sharp and is presented in a great POV. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • Ninfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
  • [2005-11-25 1:18]

Hola Michael: Los colores, las formas y el difumidado del fondo son adorables, una hermosa composición que refleja muy bien dos cosas:
1. la belleza del ave y
2. la belleza de un momento excelentemente captado por del fotógrafo.
Saludos cordiales. *Ninfa Urania*

Hi Michael,
A majestic guy captured with amazing details! I like your centred composition, and the reflections are just beautiful...
Pablo -

I am not a big fan of "duck in the pond" shots but yours isnt the boring kind, rather striking and wonderful in chromatic and compositional aspects.

Hi Michael,
The shot is excellent! Very nice detail and depth. The colors in the water really make this one stand out. Well done!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-25 7:41]

Wow ! What a wonderful and interesting shot that you have very well done ! The water color is great. I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Michael and thanks for sharing.

Beautiful multi colors on the water with a nice subject. Well done Michael. :)

Hello Michael,

Lovely composition and details.

The colors really make this shot special, and seem to jump out at us.

Great job, thank you.

Wonderful effect of these colors on the water Michael. Very good detail and an excellent pose. Well done! Thank You.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2006-01-10 15:18]

This is very special. The water colours and texture henhance this goose particularly well. Congratulations on such a good pic.

Nice shot. Beautiful colors you got from the water.

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