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Chloephaga picta

Chloephaga picta
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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Zenith 12 XP, Tair 300mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-07-09 17:52
Viewed: 4558
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Previous Sunday we were of stroll by the field until the field of Mr. Siri and family, very good and friendly people, to take some photos with my family. After about 10 long km in bicycle, we arrived and I made some shot. Soon after arriving became cloudy and take few satisfactorily, for my misfortune, in addition it did not have my new camera. So I hope to go again.

C: Aves
O: Anseriformes
F: Anatidae
Sp: Chloephaga picta

Vulgar Names : cauquén común, avutarda, ganso (Argentina); Upland goose (english)

Upland goose has long forms, long neck and small head. The bill is short, strong and wide in the base. The legs fingers are united by a membrane to allow swimming. It regularly inhabits in the patagonic and fueguians plains , where the climate is cold and dry with snows and frosts most of the year. There it finds abundant areas of the land that are low, humid and level (fertile valleys) and with grass very to tier to us. They are of gregarious habits and groups or great flocks always meet in. He is very sociable. They occupy fields with springs and lagoons and become tame and very loquacious, arriving in certain cases to swim in the water throughs next to the houses. During the day they are more cautious from fear of the predators, being in fact less ready and when they are congregated to the border of the water they give good opportunity to hunters.
Feeding: Grass and buds of wheat, rye feed themselves mainly on or oats. These nutritional habits together with their enormous capacity of procreation and rusticity have transformed it into one of the national plagues for sheep breeders of Argentina and Chile. This problem has been worsened by the ecological changes caused by the dangerous explosive and of the native populations of magellanic Upland goose , in spite of the persecution of which it has been object by hunters, cattle dealers and recolectores of eggs, etc.
Photo taken at Private Reserve Paraiso Natural, near Berra, Buenos Aires Province.

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hi hernan, watched the W-cup final? *g*
what a beautiful white goose, never seen such a pretty one before. :-)
good composition and pov and very nice details on the plumage.
well done & take care, thorsten.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-07-09 18:37]
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Hi Hernan
So what now, already tired of the new toy or is this just material from the archive you use to wean us into the material from the new camera? (Chuckle) ;o)
This is a good shot of a very nice little duck. I have not seen one of these before sot thanks for the introduction. You know what would really have been nice, to see the difference if you could have photographed this duck with the new camera as well. I am convinced that would have even looked better.
The composition is great with excellent cropping levels. The colours are fine, the details are lightly soft especially in the facial, neck and breast areas, and the exposure showed a couple of smaller areas with OE.
Anyway it was a good effort and TFS.

Bonjour Hernan
Félicitation pour cette très jolie prise de vue . C'est vraiment un bel oiseau que cet oie des hautes terres elle est vraiment resplendissante et les couleurs de son plumage sont justes.
Félicitations pour la netteté et les détails.

Merci pour l'envoie et Bravo....JP

Nice shot Hernan,
The exposure is excellent, and the subject stands out very well from this BG. Well framed. I did a quick WS to try and enhance a bit.
Well done and TFS.

Hola Hernan.
Hermosa foto de este ganso.
Tienes una composicion muy bonita en esta, y los colores y detalles perfectos.

Hello herna, excllent details, Bg, POv DOF Perfect lighting with great details and POV TFS Kyle

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-09 22:37]

A beautiful and unusual goose, Hernan.
The details seem a little soft, but the exposure is right on, and the POV is great.
A good capture of a rare bird on TN.
TFS. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-10 7:17]
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Hello Hernan,
Lovely capture.I liked POV,BG,framing and composition a lot.

Hi Hernan,
Excellent portrait shot on this Upland Goose. Very nice colors and sharp detail. Beautiful contrasting OOF backround really enhances the photo. Well done!

Oops! pts. tomorrow out of :)'s

Excellent picture of this superb and gracious bird with brilliant colors! Great composition and POV! The picture is very sharp with good exposure and DOF! Outstanding job! Congratulations and TFS!


Hello Hernan,

Nice picture of this goose with a lovely bg enhancing the bird! The image looks a little bit soft in my eyes but you managed well the exposure! POV and composition are well adequate too. Good job and TFS,


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-20 8:02]

Hi, Hernan.
Very amazing shot you've done. It's well composed and framing. Perfect colors and blurriness of BG. Excellent representation of bird's plumage. Well done and TFS.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-07-26 8:46]

Siempre me reservo un tiempo para ver tus antiguas fotos que no he tenido la suerte de criticar antes.
Hermosa captura con un adecuado DOF y composición.
Tal vez es algo soft y el Workshop de Marhowie muestra como con un poco de trabajo con el software adecuado, realza ese tipo de efectos.
Muy buena captura y más valorando con el equipo con la que fue retratada.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-07-30 20:45]
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Hola Hernan.
Muy bonito close-up, me gustan los contrastes blanco-ocre,resalta los detalles del gansito,no lo conocia,bonito y fotogenico especimen, la pose es excelente y tu punto de vista tambien,lindo animal,buena nota.


Hola Hernan,
Nice close up picture. Sharp and clear. Nice blurry BG. Very well composed. Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-24 20:53]

Hello Hernan,
I love this bird, you did a great photo. Very nice colours and blurred background, dof & pov are perfect. well done,


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