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Egyptian Goose

By BlackNinja
Many thanks for comments on Gadwall. Sorry I havent been around but we had a busy weekend with football and silverstone .

I will catch up later on but here is todays pic a Egyptian Goose. These were imported and escaped to the wild. Think they are reasonable rare expect in East Anglia

Have been unsure about cropping here . wasnt sure to have just the goose or include the reflection . In the end I went for refelction as well.Please let me know what you think

Thanks for looking

Tags: Rutland Egyptian goose Wildlife and nature

Voters: dickiedriver, Scaramanga, SRC15 and 89 more

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dickiedriver 11 212 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 4:04PM
Nice shot Charlie, I'm glad you decided to leave the reflecetion as it adds to the picture IMO, nice one


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Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 4:06PM
Superb capture.
SRC15 10 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 4:07PM
Yeah same Charlie, like the Reflection too.
Nice one

anpix 10 88 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 4:13PM
NIce photo great composition
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
9 Jun 2008 4:15PM
There is insufficient detail in the shot to go for a much closer crop so your choice of including the reflection was a good one.
CherryMartin 10 10 United States
9 Jun 2008 4:25PM
I'd call him Jesus Duck, walking on water. Nice capture.
harrattp 11 11 4 England
9 Jun 2008 4:26PM
Nicley done, the reflection helps to balance the image I think. Good colours and nice DOF with a good composition too.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
9 Jun 2008 4:28PM
Great pose - cropped OK for me
9 Jun 2008 4:59PM
Nice picture, well caught
rmr 10 1 Wales
9 Jun 2008 5:03PM
another super capture
janty66 10 3 England
9 Jun 2008 5:14PM
Hi Charlie, super shot. Andy(fatmod) went to silverstone too...
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
9 Jun 2008 5:33PM
What a great pose and so well captured.
stevieasp 11 7 England
9 Jun 2008 5:34PM
Another super shot Charlie. Thanks for your recent comments
on the (kite) it really is a matter of cut and paste, drop shadow.
Hardest part is getting the shadow right,
User_Removed 10 78 1 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 5:38PM
Great poze and timing

mark1309 11 13 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 5:39PM
Great capture, I like it with the reflection - amazing that these are found in the wild here.
You have an impressive collection of pictures in your gallery, well done,
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 5:42PM
this is a great pose and makes a good picture - your doing really well at this game now
Nettles 11 England
9 Jun 2008 5:53PM
Wonderful pose and good reflection.
whiteswan01 10 13 England
9 Jun 2008 6:01PM
stunning pose well captured charlie well done Dawn
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
9 Jun 2008 6:08PM
Lovely crop, a real show off bird, lovely photo, well taken.

m3lem 12 England
9 Jun 2008 6:30PM
An excellent shot Charlie - great reflection.
bryanmw 11 England
9 Jun 2008 6:43PM
another great shot im glad you decided not to crop. and congratulations on reaching 100 votes on your water rail Bryan
9 Jun 2008 6:44PM
I see you like water birds to.

Nice PF you have here .
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 7:00PM
I think the crop works well with the reflection. Super shot.
Marilyn x
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
9 Jun 2008 7:24PM
A great pose you got and I like some reflection also, gives it a bit more

MikeA 13 1.3k England
9 Jun 2008 7:50PM
Well worth the 30 for that pose.

9 Jun 2008 7:50PM
Another made up name another 30 votes.( well done again)
ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 7:57PM
Another super shot....wish I had a longer lens!


p.s. Hi Charlie you commented on my All Alone........
Pride and preduice ( only know becuase mum watches all the time).
Sorry..tell me how my shot reminds you of this....I need to know !!!!!
KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 8:04PM
looks like he's practicing his ballet routine
lovely photo and great timing
BonaFideNut 11 14 United States
9 Jun 2008 8:18PM
Nice timing. He seems like he's standing up for a stretch.
9 Jun 2008 8:38PM
great image Charlie, well timed with good composition.
9 Jun 2008 8:42PM
I like the crop was there anymore reflection at the bottom of the picture? kaz
9 Jun 2008 8:45PM

Quote:Another super shot....wish I had a longer lens!


p.s. Hi Charlie you commented on my All Alone........
Pride and preduice ( only know becuase mum watches all the time).
Sorry..tell me how my shot reminds you of this....I need to know !!!!!

Keith see this shot Ibve got some of my mum on this ledge as we had to go for a holiday for her to see the place + houses
Ps think yours is better
VNelson 13 3 United States
9 Jun 2008 8:55PM
Reflection works quite well. Looks to be dancing for joy.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 8:55PM
For me, the reflection, water displacement and ripples are essential, so glad you didn't crop.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 9:25PM
well captured and good timing. really this pose.
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
9 Jun 2008 9:28PM
Great one Charlie. Well done
franfoto 10 2 32 England
9 Jun 2008 9:30PM
You got this one just right Charlie. Good choice.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
9 Jun 2008 9:40PM

Quote:There is insufficient detail in the shot to go for a much closer crop so your choice of including the reflection was a good one.

I agree, good choice and a super shot.
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 10:00PM
Charlie a very well timed shot with good feather detail - I would agree with the crop but prefer a wind still day for reflection, the slightest ripple in the water cause the reflection to be distorted, however you went for the bird & not for the reflection specifically so it doesn't matter - hope you don't mind. Ina
vandalp 10
9 Jun 2008 10:20PM
Great shot, well timed. Vanda
ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 10:30PM
Sorry Charlie all I get is a big 404 and I click on it and I get a menu but NO P and P.
Still baffled.

marc484ie 11 31 1 Ireland
9 Jun 2008 10:35PM
Again wee man great shot. Like the reflection. Well captured.
9 Jun 2008 10:42PM
A very theatrical pose and very well taken.David
derekv 10 3 England
9 Jun 2008 10:55PM
Superb capture, Charlie, excellent timing.
9 Jun 2008 11:15PM

Quote:Sorry Charlie all I get is a big 404 and I click on it and I get a menu but NO P and P.
Still baffled.


Keith maybe I can help. Im charlies dad and was just checking his comments etc to make sure of online safety. I can see charlies point . In the film Keria Keightly stands ontop of an outcrop of rocks very similar in pose and looks to yours. the outcrop is stanage edge. I have found an alternative link it is

unfortunately this is a close up but if your still puzzled I post a pic of my mrs on the same outcrop
buxton 10 England
10 Jun 2008 12:25AM
Excellent capture.
LuzDeNoche 10 2 France
10 Jun 2008 4:46AM
Love the pose.
Smile Lucy (running late because of the football)
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 7:46AM
Great shot and perfect timing with the wings at full stretch and I like the inclusion of the reflection too
Marian 12 62 England
10 Jun 2008 4:40PM
I loved looking at this image, your timing was spot on, and he looks as if he's performing in a ballet.
The crop, like others have said is fine, and the reflection adds to the image. I did wonder if you could improve it a little by altering that slanting water, as it goes upwards, and I think it would look better if it was straight. (Get your Dad to show you how to do it if it's something you havn't done before, and see if it does look better, I think it will)
10 Jun 2008 4:59PM
spot on. what a great capture. i love the pose. i'm glad you included the reflection as well. well done.
steve_r 10 England
10 Jun 2008 6:49PM
GOOD SHOT.Great reflection of a great captured Image,well done regards Steve.
Portknockie 13 48 Scotland
10 Jun 2008 8:06PM
Looks a great shot to me..beautiful colours and superb detail..

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
10 Jun 2008 8:20PM
Lovely shot Charlie.
StevenPrice 13 30 2 England
10 Jun 2008 8:27PM
nice shot well captured
10 Jun 2008 9:45PM
Well captured Charlie, nice one Smile
Eden Plus
13 40 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2008 11:28AM
Nice pose - like the reflection and detail
janet 15 27 England
11 Jun 2008 8:30PM
Superb just as it is Charlie. Well worth all the votes.

PEP 10 10 England
11 Jun 2008 10:56PM
Great shot; the reflection adds balance to the image.
ShedMan 12 3 2 South Africa
12 Jun 2008 9:45AM
Very good shot, captured just at the right moment. Egyptian geese are very common here in South Africa (we regularly get them in the little marsh beside our house) but I remember seeing some in Hull before I left the UK so I know they do breed there. i THINK YOU DID THE RIGHT THING WITH THE REFLECTION, DEFINITELY WORKS WELL.

12 Jun 2008 11:08PM
East Anglia - I used to live there as a kid, great place, but very flat. Nice shot, would have been better with a little blur, just to capture the movement, but overall a great shot.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 11:23PM
I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away...
R. Kelly - I believe I can fly

boony 11 978 3 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2008 3:40PM
what i really like about this is how youve got the reflection of the bird in as well , to improve this try to include the full reflection if possible.looks like this was shot at high iso , you can see some grain in the top portion of the pic , i use a program called noise ninja to reduce this. if you do a search on google for it you can then download one of the basic versions for free
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
24 Jun 2008 6:04PM
Yet another super composition, brill focus too, Charlie Smile

Fran x
linnc 10 Norway
27 Jun 2008 12:12AM
Wow - what a fabulous capture. Good job. Linn
fwatts 10
27 Jun 2008 7:10PM
not bad charlie brilliant well spotted
Dee73 10 England
27 Jun 2008 8:34PM
great shot, well timed, nice work.
mrsvee 9 1 England
30 Jun 2008 8:12PM
Nice shot well captured.
I like it a lot.
dwoody 9 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2008 8:47AM
Good shot. Well worth keeping the reflection.
GingerC 11
9 Jan 2009 10:38PM
Wonderful gallary of bird shots. You sure have some great shots!!

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