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Geese and chicks

Geese and chicks
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25053 W: 520 N: 42301] (181212)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-05-15
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
Exposure: f/11, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-05-17 9:32
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Points: 62
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Again, a picture during my bike trip along the canals
Geese, a couple with chicks

The large Canada goose (Branta canadensis), or Canadian goose or “Canadagans”, belongs to the genus Branta
This genus contains many species that mainly have black feathers, black head and black, long neck. Typical of this type of black geese is the white band from the throat to the cheeks. The black neck turns into a whitish breast. This is in contrast to the species of the Anser genus. The plumage is the same for both sexes. The body length is 55 to 100 cm and the weight 3 to 6 kg.
The enemy of many farmers, eating on the fields or meadows

I hope you can enjoy.

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Hello John,
A scene which has a great calming effect on the viewers !
Perfect composed and perfect light management.
A poetic scenery.
Nice framing and interesting notes.
TFS and best regards

Dobro vece, gospodine.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazana porodica gusaka, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak
Lep par gusaka sa mladima.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka
Zelim vam lepo popodne, sve najbolje.

Hello dear John and have a nice time
and a happy evening
as you wrote again a picture during your bike
trip along the canals the best detail here
are the geese and particularly a couple
with chicks
I could say that this is a poetice romantic scenery
with the geese making a tour as family

Hello John, very good picture of this interesting scene of the daily life of the beautiful geese, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. A great job perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy weekend.
All the best from the south of Spain.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9725 W: 57 N: 16632] (61522)
  • [2018-05-17 10:22]

Hallo John,
Een mooie foto van vader en moeder gans en hun vijf kleintjes. De spiegelingen in de rimpelingen van het water vormen een mooie achtergrond en het licht is aantrekkelijk.

Hallo John,
Hé, ze zwemmen in alle op een rijtje!
Is dat niet eerder ongewoon?
Deze ganzen vind je niet in de stad Brugge, denk ik. Ze zoeken rustiger oorden op maar je kon ze wel vrij dicht benaderen.
Heel mooi met de weerspiegelde kleuren in het kanaal.
Vele groeten, Paul

Hi John
A tranquil scene of bird life - probably having a family picnic! I love the placement at the third, great clarity, some fresh deep colours and superb contrast but above all it's the gorgeous ripply water lends this the extra zing! That said, this is a splendid nature beauty so pleasing on the eye. Congrats
Best regards

Hi John,

You have captured well the reflections and the ripples on the water. The point of view is showing the details of the Canadian Geese family. The light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10331 W: 161 N: 17195] (130841)
  • [2018-05-17 13:20]

Witaj John!
A wonderful goose family.
Excellent frame, colors and sharpness.
I like water effect.
Well done.
Good evening.

Ciao John
la famiglia è al completo, con i genitori che proteggono i piccoli con molta attenzione.
Bella scena e bella foto.

Hello John,
The geese and their goslings are very cute. It looks like they're are walking on frosted glass rather than swimming in water. The green reflections are pleasant, too.

salut John,
Sympathique vue avec ces canards sur ces eaux à l'aspect très lumineux, bien gérée la capture de la lumière, jolis reflets de la végétation.

Nice wildlife scene along the canal. A happy family in a beautiful background. Good catch.


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10743 W: 146 N: 27061] (129607)
  • [2018-05-18 0:13]

Hello John,

Lovely view of this goose with the chicks. In Warsaw, we have ducks and perhaps it is the time for chicks. I must check :). Charming picture.

Kind regards Malgo

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14489 W: 0 N: 16395] (176049)
  • [2018-05-18 2:15]


Avec ce talus presque rouge en fond et les racines quei ressortent, ces reflet sur le plan d'eau quelle vue et image de cette petite familles sueprbe compo et vue fantastique image.
Bravo et amitié

Hello John,
A charming nature composition. The little family group is nicely placed and make a lovely focal point. Good light management brings out the delightful reflections to fine effect.

Ciao John, lovely composition with nice family, fascinating reflections, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light v ery well done, my friend have a good weekend ciao Silvio

Hello John,
Small families of birds are always charming, and this is no different. You captured the geese nicely, and it's interesting to see one parent at the front and the other behind the chicks for maximum protection. It's the same as groups of small school children on excursions. The small waves and the slightly distorted reflections are very well captured.
Kind regards,

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Toute la famille en promenade, c'est charmant et émouvant.
Bravo pour le résultat final.
Très bonne journée.

Bonjour John,

Avec papa devant et maman derrière ces petites oies sont en sécurité .J'aime beaucoup cette lumière qui les frappe en diagonale ce qui les fait ressortir sur les eaux plus sombres.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3659 W: 0 N: 8592] (60259)
  • [2018-05-18 8:18]

A very nice family photo, to me it is the spring in its full beauty, excellent photo, very well composed
regards Ryszard

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16186 W: 159 N: 28223] (148454)
  • [2018-05-18 8:44]

Bonjour John
Charmante petite famille sur le canal tout en reflets,
calme et plaisante image
bien composer et réaliser
Belle journée

Temps frais le matin, doux l'après midi

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10475 W: 174 N: 18773] (83461)
  • [2018-05-18 10:05]


very beautiful and lovely scene of the couple and their sons enjoying the waters. nice light and details, including the hues of the water.

take care


Good Morning John,

Canada Geese introducing their goslings to the wider world!
What a lovely, spring scene!
I particularly like the rippled, reflective surface of the water, which makes the perfect b/g for this small family as they proudly swim up river.
I like that you have given plenty of space into which the geese can swim.

Have a lovely w/e,
Bev :-)

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14860 W: 1055 N: 30543] (142985)
  • [2018-05-19 1:00]

Hello John,

Lovely reflections in the water with good sharpness and the geese provide a perfect focal point. Excellent sharpness and density levels. Tfs!

Hello John,

this is a cute image of these family, beautiful composition to show these animals, I like it, details are excellent, well done,

Best regards,


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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-05-19 7:34]

Hello John,
the goose family is going for a 'walk' in the waters of the canal.Nice to see and admire the beautiful snapshot as the excellent presentation.


ja leuk altijd mooi te zien,
goed op foto gezet John,
fraai werk weer.
gr. jaap

Hi John,
lovely wild life photography. The Canadian geese are also very popular in England.
You captured the scene in a brilliant light. The river has so many vivid reflections and that makes the background for the geese so very attractive,
very well seen and captured,

Dag John
Een prachtig tafereeltje dat ik deze laatste dagen fietsend door de polder ook verschillende keren ben tegengekomen. Ganzen, zwanen, eenden, meerkoeten, waterhoentjes en futen die hun kroost de grote boze wereld laten zien.
Groet uit Haarlem. Warm, maar onbestendig. Wachtend op het stabielere zomerweer dat ons voor het weekend wordt belooft, Rob

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2665 W: 0 N: 3150] (21160)
  • [2018-05-26 6:49]

Dag John For shure, the five chicks are under close watch in this pristine environment that beautifully reflects the bank greenery. Thanks for showing. Groeten

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