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Kelp Geese

Kelp Geese
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2007-03-04
Categorías: Birds
Cámara: Nikon D70s, 17-70mm nikon
Exposición: f/6.3, 1/160 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Diario de viaje: South America Cruise
Fecha enviada: 2007-04-08 7:46
Vista: 5351
Puntos: 30
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The Kelp Goose is a coastal bird which is found around the Falkland Islands throughout the year.

The Kelp Goose mainly inhabits rocky coastlines, where it feeds primarily on green seaweed of the genus Ulva.

Their nests are made of grass lined with breast feathers, and situated behind the beach in tall grass or shrubbery. Between 4 and 7 eggs are laid from late October to early November.

Chicks hatch a month later, and are led from the nest to feed themselves. Adults watch over the chicks until they fledge in February.

The male has completely white plumage, making him prominent as he holds territory and stands guard over the incubating female or young chicks.

Happy Easter!

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Hi Sky ,
nice shot with well composed.
light and colours are great.
it has nice frame.
thanks for sharing

Hi Sky,
Nice shot. You have 2 extremes as subject in the same frame , one a black bird and the other is white which is a challege most of the times to get details oute in both of them! But you have done very well WRT exposure to get the details
Goutham R

Hello Sky
Very nice shot of this Kelp Goose,
Perfect compo and sharpness,
Fantastic colors,Welldone.


Hi Sky,
Lovely pov and composition. Nice showing - kelp geese feeding on kelp. Very well done and tfs.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-08 10:47]

Hello Sky

Another wonderful animal encounter.Very good detail and sharp focus.The difference between the sexes is very obvious ,very good to get a pair like this.I have never seen this type of goose before, so thanks for introducing me to a new one.Nicely composed in the frame.


Hello Sky,
Lovely details in the two beautiful birds!
Nice actions captured, in particular I like the one looking over the shoulder to find out what is going on behind...
Well exposed, fine details and vivid colours!
Pablo -

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-04-08 13:12]

Hi Sky,
Excellent shot. Amazing to know the striking difference in the male and female plummage of the same species. Interesting pose for both of them. Perfect lighting control and sharp details. The ripples in the water adds so much to the shot. Very nicely composed and framed. Kudos.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-04-08 14:13]

Joli duo qui remplit bien le cadre.
Bonne journée.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-08 21:18]

Hello Sky,
Excellent work getting details in both the white and dark geese as this is difficult. The colors are nice and the point of view is very different. Thanks for sharing Sky.

Hi Sky,
A nice shot on this pair of Kelp Geese. A new one for me, we do not have them here in the central USA. A difficult exposure with all white to black plumage, but you handled it well. Colors and detail look great.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-09 10:29]

Hi Sky.
How well you managed to reflect all colour tones from white to black and save all details. Perfect done. Pictured scene is very cute as well as the upper POV, great reproduction of the wavy water and reflections. I also like excellent composition of the shot and its framing. My compliments and TFS.

Hello Sky,
They are beautiful birds and I think that this is the first time I see some... I like this POV and composition. Females are very different from male and this is much interesting to see! Thanks,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-04-10 17:21]

hello sky
the kelp goose? first time i see and hear like these birds. i learned many informative things via your working. i like composition, point of view, colours, sharpness, framing and note
thanks for sharing

Great shot Sky! Love the details on the ducks, I wish I could get that close up to mine here! I also like the highlights and ripples in the water..all together a great photo. TFS

Thaks for your comments on my photo " Company at my Birdfeeder (8) " :o)

Very nice shot Sky. Have never seen these Geese before. Good compo, nice strong colors and very good details on the geese. Looks good in your framing to. Good shooting. TFS Lyndon

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