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Young Canada Goose.

By paulbroad  
What do you think about the daisy's? I've removed a few around the very edge but left the rest. The brightest spots, though, but natural?

Hand held.


Tags: Goose Baby Young Canada Gosling Wildlife and nature


GeorgeP Plus
11 36 17 United States
13 Jun 2018 4:00PM
Keep them . .the catch-light in the eye is sufficient to draw viewer attention to the subject and as you say, the flowers are natural.

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banehawi Plus
14 2.0k 3982 Canada
13 Jun 2018 4:05PM
Completely natural to keep them. Nice detailed shot.
pablophotographer 7 1.1k 341
14 Jun 2018 12:27AM
Hello Paul.

It is an accurate and sharp image of a young goose in the foreground.
Why are you concerned about the background?

You can keep them, erase them, blur them, or if you have a spare image of green grass you can use it and change the background.

I suspect that the choice to have them blurred as they are now is yours. Personally, should I have been given your equipment I would have worked with a greater aperture value and a higher ISO to get the flowers sharp. The goose is easily separated from the background because of its colour and the proportion of the main subject compared to the volume flowers occupy in the frame is far, far greater so to my opinion they could both coexist happily in the frame if they were both as sharp.

The anecdote regarding an elephant who hides itself behind the poppy comes to mind.
-''where? I can't see it''
-''see how well it's hiding?''


tonyguitar 6 75 37 Canada
14 Jun 2018 1:33AM
The reason this is fine ' as is' is simply because this is what our eye sees when we look at this little one in person. [ very natural]. The face and beak detail help us to know more about these as we seldom get this close. TG
paulbroad Plus
11 127 1278 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2018 8:39AM
Unfortunately, Pablo, the distance from the subject and available depth of field with that lens/converter combination would not have sharpened the daisies even at f22.

pablophotographer 7 1.1k 341
14 Jun 2018 10:27PM
Thanks for clarifying Paul
dark_lord Plus
14 2.2k 566 England
15 Jun 2018 9:02PM
The daisies look perfectly fine as they are. As there's no original it's not possible to say if they were a distracton or not. I think if the daisies were not there at all the picture would look less appealing as they add to the commentary of 'spring'.

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