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Ross's Goose

Ross's Goose
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
Genre: Animals
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2010-10-05
Catégories: Birds
Appareil photographique: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital JPEG
Exposition: f/5.6, 1/125 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2011-01-15 6:55
Vue: 3079
Points: 52
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
The Ross's Goose (Chen rossii or Anser rossii) is a North American species of goose.

The American Ornithologists' Union places this species and the other two "white" geese in the genus Chen rather than the more traditional "grey" goose genus Anser.

This goose breeds in northern Canada, mainly in the Queen Maud Gulf Migratory Bird Sanctuary, and winters much further south in the continent in the southern USA and occasionally northern Mexico.

The plumage of this species is white except for black wing tips. It is similar in appearance to a white-phase Snow Goose but approximately 40% smaller. Other differences from the Snow Goose are that Ross's bill is smaller in proportion to its body and lacks "black lips". The dark phase is extremely rare.

The Ross's Goose is a rare vagrant to Western Europe, but it is commonly kept in wildfowl collections and so the true frequency of wild birds is hard to ascertain. Escaped or feral specimens are encountered frequently, usually in the company of other feral geese such as Canada Goose, Greylag Goose and Barnacle Goose. However, individuals or small groups that seemed to be of natural origin have turned up in Holland and Britain.

This species is named in honor of Bernard R. Ross, a Hudson's Bay Company factor at Fort Resolution in Canada's Northwest Territories.

Source: Wikipedia

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Perfectly judged lighting. Good posture of the bird too. regards Yiannis

hallo Peter
mooie pose op 1 poot met veel scherpte en mooie natuurlijke kleuren
super BG waardoor hij er super goed uitkomt
groetjes en prettig weekend Lou

The first striking thing in my opinion here is the awesome white balance! Simply superb Peter!Good day! Brilliant point of view! I do not have a doubt in my mind that this is a Ross's Goose. My bird's knowledge is pretty poor. Great detail perfect depth of field and composition!
George Veltchev

Hello Peter,
Is an honor to me, being your neighbor today in TN! ... This goose seems to be looking curiously at my strange skipper of today! ha ... ha ... ha ... :) It's good to know this kind, I did not know that there are significant variations of geese, here we only have a white species, mostly in captivity. Good photo with a very commendable balance exposure. Well done and well documented.
Greetings and happy Sunday!

Ciao Zoest.
Bella foto di questa oca ,sei riuscito ha fotografarla in tutto il suo splendido piumaggio bianco.Ottima la nitidrzza come la composizione molto bella.
Ciao Marco.

Hi Peter
Beautiful photo with good composition wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Welgedaan Peter. Great clarity and sharp detail. Your exposure was spot-on for detail in the whites.
Good comp. and TFS

Ciao Peter, lovely goose in nice walking pose, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Peter,
what a nice Ross's Goose! Very good composition. Perfect sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-15 10:09]

Hello Peter,
great shot, excellent composition and nice low point of view, superb sharpness and depth of field, very nice colors and details.Superb pose too.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Peter,
a very beautiful portrait of the Ross's Goose, superb sharpness and splendid white tones, a very good contrast with beautiful lights and shades, very good POV and nice composition
Best regards

Hello Peter,
Fantastic capture with outstanding clarity and amazing details.
Lovely composition. Splendid white colors and perfect focus.
Wonderful catch.

Hello Peter ,
Very well exposured whites ,
Good composition and sharpness .
TFS and good luck dear friend .

Cia Peter. Great contrast and sharp for the cute friend. Well done.


hello Peter

excellent close-up photo of this insect with
fine low POV and framing with leaving that
good free space, excellent focus sharpness
and details, great details of the white plumage,



Hello Peter
beautiful image, great composition, the white plumage of this goose is captured perfectly, lovely pose on one foot, ery good light
Have a great sunday

Hi Peter,excellent capture, very sharp details, nice natural colors and clear BG.
TFS, regards

Great composition, excellent lighting and being able to get such good detail in the white feathers

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2011-01-16 3:36]

Hello Peter,
A fine capture of this species of Goose that would otherwise not be seen by most of us.
The pose, POV, light management, composition and sharpness make this a fine portrait and the note is excellent.
Thanks and enjoy your Sunday,

Hello Peter,
Congratulations for the beautiful picture, perfect POV, sharpness and contrast.
Excellent notes attached, thanks for sharing.
Hello Vanni

Hi Peter,
Very attractive pose of the Ross's Goose. Very good sharpness and colours and amazing composition. Best wishes, Pambos

Hello Peter
what a lovely goose species and its great capture. I know Ross's Goose from only internet pages and books. I'd like to see it in nature. you are lucky to see it.
pinky and white colors amazing beautiful. your shot great with sharp details, eyes contact and white blance. POV/DOF and lighting also superb. thanks for sharing this beauty. well done
have a nice new week

Cool. I like. The fact that I have never seen one! Of course I had not seen many of the birds you have posted. You do seem to attract the rare and unusual. A gift perhaps?

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2011-01-17 3:39]

Hello Peter,
a simple and lovely view of the bird. Excellent colour balancing and pleasant moment of lifting one leg.
A well shown view in good soft blurry background.


Hallo Peter,

dit lijkt de dikkertje dap onder de gamzen wel.
mooi laag standpunt en goede scherpte met veel detailering.
Prachtige kleuren.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-01-17 15:15]

Hi Peter,
very nice photo, the white balance adjustment is very good, very nice colors and sharpness.
Congratulations and best regards ..

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