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Synchronized swimming - first practice

Synchronized swimming - first practice
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Copyright: Shelly OBrien (ShellyOB) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 86 N: 790] (3425)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-30
Categories: Humorous, Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 80-200mm 2.8D ED AF
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-31 7:24
Viewed: 1179
Points: 14
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I saw this little group in Swan Lake happily following their mother (seen in the BG) and they were so cute. I never realized Canadian Geese HAVE that many babies at a time. No wonder there are so flippin' many of them. When you walk around the lake you have to walk through hordes of them and I have to admit, they make me a little nervous at times. I guess when they and the swans come up to you making noise and opening their toothless mouths they're just looking for a handout. I am still cautious of them. Hope you enjoy it.

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First practise all right!! The one at the top is wondering why no one is following his lead.
Anyway Shelly, great to see that your weather has improved.
Great low perspective here .. and good that you got the mama goose in the shot also. I see they're about to leave the cute downy stage!
Yeah, Canada Geese can have a lot of babies from one hatching .. up to 10, or maybe even more!!
Great shot.

hi Shelly nature atits best here the start of new life you hace captured the young babys well and also thre protective mother good details tfs
regards bryan

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-05-31 12:38]

Hi Shelly.
Canada Geese decend on Northumberland in their droves during our winter, guess its warmer than yours - first time I seen them all one cold February I thought they were turnips in the snow....then they moved!
Lovely shot of the chicks, sharp and vibrant - the reflections have been caught well to. TFS

Shelly, not only a great decisive moment photo, but excellent color and saturation throughout. I love the darkish water. Re: Your note about swans coming up to you with mouths open and making noise... They are NOT looking for a handout. They are warning you to get the hell out of their way and away from their chicks! Forewarned is forearmed! I've been bit.

JoeGoff, Louisville, KY

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2009-05-31 23:03]

Oh! They really are cute aren't they. You always have a great title as well. I'm glad you're getting to enjoy some sunshine. Nice detail!! TFS

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  • rlrad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 8 N: 375] (1374)
  • [2009-06-01 19:58]

Hi Shelly,

We have tons of these Canada geese in Missouri, too, I live near a few golf courses and a river - they tend to congregate at the lakes. Makes for slippery dog walking at times, but the little guy thinks they leave behind little green hot dogs for his dinner. Really nasty. They are cute, though, walking about with their offspring, almost makes you forget the last time you had to rinse off your shoes!

This is a nice photo, too, great pov, confused goslings, though, they need a bunch more practice!

Have a great night,

Hi Shelley,

The far away gosling has a very quizzical look to it the group look as is the haven't a clue. Great composition well shot good colours and nice details well done.


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