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Geese Chicks...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...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.

Tags: Scotland Western isles South uist Landscape and travel Outer hebrides Wildlife and nature

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 9:36AM
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...

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
7 Jun 2012 9:39AM
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.
(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).
I can imagine Ronnie, I often look one my shoulder before attempting the upright position.Wink
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 12:23PM
a cracking grab shot dougie hope the wee little ones do ok Wink
fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
7 Jun 2012 1:04PM
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!

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 1:06PM
Thank you Mr Scottishlandscapes. Geeses is more appealing to me than ponies, especially when young. Later on they are tastier, too Wink

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 1:10PM
Looks like they were on a family excursion. Lovely shot, I like how they fit into the landscape, they are well camouflaged.
Didn't expect a comment Bill, these wee critters walked about a half mile to the loch, never saw them again. Grin
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 1:15PM
he is still on guard with his family ... a good and interesting capture
Richsr 11 91 223 England
7 Jun 2012 2:27PM
Good one Dougie.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 2:58PM

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


I agree with fraser's comment!! SmileSmile but I love these little goslings and their parents. Well done for being so alert!
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
7 Jun 2012 3:17PM
A lovely little study Dougie. Some times its good to see something from a different perspective to the norm.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
7 Jun 2012 5:10PM
Pretty nice grab shot Dougie. Can just imagine their little bums waddling down that wee patch of bank. Moira
Ann & Fraser you should both go and wash your mouths out with soap....

I'm shocked, never thought of it either.TongueWinkGrin
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 7:22PM

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 Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 8:46PM
A rather special grab shot indeed Dougie. Dad is perfectly in focus and keeping a close eye on the young 'uns.
bill33 Plus
7 36 1 Scotland
7 Jun 2012 8:57PM
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 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 11:42PM
Fantastic shot. The birds blend perfectly with the landscape.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
8 Jun 2012 5:39AM
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

8 Jun 2012 8:30AM
An image to soften tbe hArdest of hearts. Well seen and taken Dougie!

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