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...a grab shot with the birds moving away from me. I was preparing dinner and the birds appeared a way off the cottage window, I had the 70-300mm on with the extender and managed this crop from the 2 or 3 shots I managed.

Not the best quality photograph I've ever taken sadly.

Especially for Mr Woolybill.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM + Kenko C-AF 1.4X Teleplus Pro 300
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Geese Chicks...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:7 Jun 2012 - 9:24 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Outer hebrides, Scotland, South uist, Western isles, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7405 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom990 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 9:36 AM

This is delightful. The babies exploring the big wide world, the parents keeping a watchful eye. With that camouflage the kids could disappear in a trice and have Mum chasing round frantically all day...
Himself will be back on the site later...
Moira

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 9:39 AM

Sounds almost like a snatch shot the way you describe things, Dougie, but very well handled and a fine moment recorded. Shows you should have a camera at the ready all the time just in case.
Ronnie.
(PS. re. your query today........getting down, nae bother.......getting back up, well if you'd been there you might have got yet another snatch candid of interest.......R).

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 10:52 AM

I can imagine Ronnie, I often look one my shoulder before attempting the upright position.Wink

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 12:23 PM

a cracking grab shot dougie hope the wee little ones do ok Wink
andy

fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 1:04 PM

Sometimes you got to take what you can get. Even when you think you're ready for any situation it's never easy, so you've done well in the circumstances.

As for you and Ronnie's discussion - it sounds a bit ooh, er, missus!

Fraser

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 1:06 PM

Thank you Mr Scottishlandscapes. Geeses is more appealing to me than ponies, especially when young. Later on they are tastier, too Wink

Regards
Bill

Last Modified By woolybill1 at 7 Jun 2012 - 1:07 PM
brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 1:10 PM

Looks like they were on a family excursion. Lovely shot, I like how they fit into the landscape, they are well camouflaged.
Johanna

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 1:11 PM

Didn't expect a comment Bill, these wee critters walked about a half mile to the loch, never saw them again. Grin

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 1:15 PM

he is still on guard with his family ... a good and interesting capture

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 2:27 PM

Good one Dougie.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 2:58 PM


Quote:
As for you and Ronnie's discussion - it sounds a bit ooh, er, missus!

Fraser

I agree with fraser's comment!! SmileSmile but I love these little goslings and their parents. Well done for being so alert!
Ann

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 3:17 PM

A lovely little study Dougie. Some times its good to see something from a different perspective to the norm.

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
7 Jun 2012 - 5:10 PM

Pretty nice grab shot Dougie. Can just imagine their little bums waddling down that wee patch of bank. Moira

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 6:19 PM

Ann & Fraser you should both go and wash your mouths out with soap....

I'm shocked, never thought of it either.TongueWinkGrin

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 7:22 PM


Quote: I can imagine Ronnie, I often look one my shoulder before attempting the upright position.Wink

with two new knees nearly 5 years ago I have huge difficulty getting down, the knees dont bend! I almost throw myself on the ground its a sight you wouldnt wish to experience and getting up is almost a no no and sometimes I think without my hubs I might have to stay put all nightSad but we live to tell the taleWink

Who can resist young goslings or any other youngster of wildlife for that matter, cute shot Dougie and taken with great talent IMO

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 8:46 PM

A rather special grab shot indeed Dougie. Dad is perfectly in focus and keeping a close eye on the young 'uns.
Derek

bill33
bill33 e2 Member 3bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 8:57 PM

You did exceptionally well under the circumstances here Dougie, they might have been thinking that they were for dinner when you managed to grab the shot,LOL, nicely done, Bill.

VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 - 11:42 PM

Fantastic shot. The birds blend perfectly with the landscape.
Viv

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
8 Jun 2012 - 5:39 AM

I would say that you should be glad that this is not the best picture you have taken, lol.

I like the family picture anyway

Peter

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2012 - 8:30 AM

An image to soften tbe hArdest of hearts. Well seen and taken Dougie!
Alun

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