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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
13 Oct 2011 8:32AM
Lovely compo, light and colour!

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Keep them coming for me Ann, images of this quality don't land in your lap. Great use of the wonderful light bringing out all the details in the feathers and the ever watchful eye of the goose.
I watched and heard a huge flight of geese going East last year near Tongue, they flew up the estuary and turned east at Ben Loyal, they seemed to use the mountain as a marker for the turn, all of this was through my binoculars, I was glad I had them with me to see one of the great wonders of avian intelligence.

luceombra 6 27 5 Italy
13 Oct 2011 8:40AM
I like the dark colours and the crop. They gives to the picture its strenght
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 8:41AM
Another excellent capture Ann.

Richsr 10 91 223 England
13 Oct 2011 8:46AM
A fine image Ann, like the good tones and details you have captured
Regards Richard
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 8:59AM
This crop is so right, it gives an image that is very recognisably duck, but also works as a set of abstract lines and shapes, contained very tautly within the frame.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
13 Oct 2011 9:06AM
I agree with all the above comments which have summarised your shot so well........excellent in every way.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 9:06AM
Brilliant composition and detail. Excellent Ann. Carole
MandyD Plus
9 16,777.2k 1 England
13 Oct 2011 9:11AM
Wonderful light falling on the plumage, a super capture!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 9:20AM
My star for you today
The detail really is awesome..
Great comp and the lighting is perfect
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 9:22AM
Wonderful shot, great light and colours, great composition too.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 9:29AM
WOW - many many thanks to MandyD and to Barbara for their UAs for this goose! He is a bit of a star!! SmileSmile
viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 9:54AM
Wonderful composition and lighting Ann.

ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 9:55AM
the 3rd and I think best of the series......amazing lighting and detail....awesome.


gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 9:55AM
Amazing! A superbly captured image Ann.
Anna62 6 1 Australia
13 Oct 2011 10:42AM
stunning detail Ann..i love the beautifully taken Smile
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
13 Oct 2011 10:52AM
A beautiful capture Ann. Fabulous detail in the neck plumage - a great eye and fabulous light.Well done on your awards.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 11:51AM
best one yet (imho) the detail is simply stunning congratulations on the very well deserved awards top class photography Wink
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
13 Oct 2011 1:17PM
This is one grand shot with perfect definition superb sharpness .

Wonderful in fact.

13 Oct 2011 1:28PM
Excellent image Ann, a lovely crop and fabulous detail.
Richly deserved awards.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
13 Oct 2011 1:29PM
This is the best of the lot. Love that sun shining on the feathers and the stance is unusual and shows us all the lovely head and feather detail.
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
13 Oct 2011 2:37PM
Beautiful lines and shapes together with such wonderful curves (must be a female duck). That light is fantastic highlighting everything we need to see.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
13 Oct 2011 3:17PM
Fabulous close-up Ann. So derserving of the awards.........Sandy
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 4:18PM
Such a wonderful image and the light you have captured too..
outstanding Ann congratulations on the UA's so very deserving
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 4:26PM
Great colour tones...
A lot od detail..
A very nice comp..
Niknut Plus
8 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 5:04PM
Another superb shot in this series ! the shapes, & incredible almost 'touchable' detail, particularly the neck feathers....1st class !!!!
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3849 Canada
13 Oct 2011 5:21PM
Exceptional detail and light.

jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 5:32PM
Gorgeous. Everything, lighting, composition, exposure totally spot on.
13 Oct 2011 6:24PM
Wonderful detail Ann, a lovely shot.
And thank you for your good wishes for the Weekend.

MalcolmM Plus
12 876 5 Scotland
13 Oct 2011 7:24PM
Great light & detail - excellent image, worthy of awards.
13 Oct 2011 8:59PM
Excellent detailed capture.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 10:32PM
Simply excellent!!!!
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 10:46PM
Superb shot, love the rich deep colours SmileSmileSmile
Take-a-View 14 293 5 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2011 8:25AM
Excellent quality and detail and the tight crop emphasises this.
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2011 10:08PM
Wonderful colour and deatil. Subtle. Paul
nikshot 8 9 1 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2011 3:53PM
Simply stunning. Nick
JustDucky 7 8 Canada
16 Oct 2011 3:17AM
Stunning image Ann, just gorgeous
senn Plus
6 5 1 Belgium
17 Oct 2011 7:03AM
just marvellous !..
17 Oct 2011 8:31PM
very nice image captured just perfectly Smile

oll1e Plus
10 57 2 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 12:07AM
ohh Ann this is so good ,really like the lighting and the darker contrasting parts of the feathers along the neck ..superbWink
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
9 Nov 2011 6:23PM
Brilliant pin sharp detail in the plumage it this exceptional portrait

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