Everything is quite ducky for these Canada geese.

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Hollander Senior Member • Posts: 1,370
Everything is quite ducky for these Canada geese.

While out and about taken Fall pictures I found these local resident geese at a local pond nearby.

Enjoy, as always C/C is welcome and appreciated.

Rob.

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Re: Everything is quite ducky for these Canada geese.

Rob,

Nice series.  I really like the first one of the goose with that soft OOF background!  Dark birds with dark eyes are difficult but you handled these quite well.  Thanks for sharing.

Murry

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brianj Forum Pro • Posts: 14,657
Re: Everything is quite ducky for these Canada geese.

Hollander wrote:

While out and about taken Fall pictures I found these local resident geese at a local pond nearby.

Enjoy, as always C/C is welcome and appreciated.

Well done, you exposed for the black very well, I don't think I have seen this species around my neck of the woods.

Brian

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Re: Everything is quite ducky for these Canada geese.

Excellent photos, excellent Canon SX50 HS.

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Thanks for posting, have a great day.
John

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Hollander OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,370
Re: Everything is quite ducky for these Canada geese.

MurryG wrote:

Rob,

Nice series. I really like the first one of the goose with that soft OOF background! Dark birds with dark eyes are difficult but you handled these quite well. Thanks for sharing.

Murry

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Thanks for looking Murry. I focused on the eye, the goose was sleeping and his eye was covered by the eyelid. It took awhile before the goose opened his eyes but when he did I was ready and took the shot.

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Augustin Man
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These geese are quite impressive and you got them very good :)!

Congratulations, Rob, and thank you for sharing!

Happy shooting,

Augustin

P.S. I confess I went to your gallery and admired all the geese photos

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Hollander OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,370
Re: Everything is quite ducky for these Canada geese.

brianj wrote:

Hollander wrote:

While out and about taken Fall pictures I found these local resident geese at a local pond nearby.

Enjoy, as always C/C is welcome and appreciated.

Well done, you exposed for the black very well, I don't think I have seen this species around my neck of the woods.

Brian

Thank you Brian. Here are some facts about the Canada Geese. Their range is from from East to West in Canada and the Northern part of the USA. When they migrate in the fall they go down as far as North Mexico. It's an impressive site to see hundreds of them flying in a distinct V formation. They have been spotted flying at a height of 9 km (29.000 feet)

Here in the Pacific North West where the winters are very mild a lot of them stay here all year long and are known as the local residents.

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Hollander OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,370
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j2l3m7 wrote:

Excellent photos, excellent Canon SX50 HS.

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Thanks for posting, have a great day.
John

Thanks John for looking.

Yes what else can we say about the SX50 HS

Rob.

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Hollander OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,370
Re: Everything is quite ducky for these Canada geese.

Augustin Man wrote:

These geese are quite impressive and you got them very good :)!

Congratulations, Rob, and thank you for sharing!

Happy shooting,

Augustin

P.S. I confess I went to your gallery and admired all the geese photos

Augustin, thanks for the nice comments and looking at my gallery.

BTW the pictures were shot in RAW.

Rob.

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evancj Veteran Member • Posts: 3,886
Re: Everything is quite ducky for these Canada geese.

Canadian Geese are taking over the world!!!!!

Great set Rob!

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Nakiphoto Contributing Member • Posts: 561
Re: Everything is quite ducky for these Canada geese.

Hollander wrote:

Thank you Brian. Here are some facts about the Canada Geese. Their range is from from East to West in Canada and the Northern part of the USA. When they migrate in the fall they go down as far as North Mexico. It's an impressive site to see hundreds of them flying in a distinct V formation. They have been spotted flying at a height of 9 km (29.000 feet)

Here in the Pacific North West where the winters are very mild a lot of them stay here all year long and are known as the local residents.

Rob.

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We've got them here down in New Zealand too. There are that many of them that they are only one step away from being classed as a pest species (classed as "not protected"). Just a bit of useless information to share..... cheers

Hollander OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,370
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evancj wrote:

Canadian Geese are taking over the world!!!!!

Great set Rob!

You're right Evan, somehow they have made their way over to  Europe as well.

Thanks for commenting.

Rob.

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Hollander OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,370
Re: Everything is quite ducky for these Canada geese.

Nakiphoto wrote:

Hollander wrote:

Thank you Brian. Here are some facts about the Canada Geese. Their range is from from East to West in Canada and the Northern part of the USA. When they migrate in the fall they go down as far as North Mexico. It's an impressive site to see hundreds of them flying in a distinct V formation. They have been spotted flying at a height of 9 km (29.000 feet)

Here in the Pacific North West where the winters are very mild a lot of them stay here all year long and are known as the local residents.

Rob.

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We've got them here down in New Zealand too. There are that many of them that they are only one step away from being classed as a pest species (classed as "not protected"). Just a bit of useless information to share..... cheers

I didn't knew that they are in New Zealand. And you're right that they are sometimes classified as a pest. You always have to watch where you're walking.

Rob.

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averagjoe
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Re: Everything is quite ducky for these Canada geese.

Are they edible?

Hollander OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,370
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averagjoe wrote:

Are they edible?

Yes they are Joe. In certain areas they have to cull the birds as there are so many of them. The birds are given to the people that are not so well off.

Rob.

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