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|GREYLAG GOOSE (DANUBE DELTA)|
The greylag goose (Anser anser) is a large species of goose in the waterfowl family Anatidae. It has mottled and barred grey and white plumage and an orange beak and pink legs. A large bird, it measures between 74 and 91 centimetres (29 and 36 in) in length, with an average weight of 3.3 kilograms (7.3 lb). Its distribution is widespread, with birds from the north of its range in Europe and Asia migrating southwards to spend the winter in warmer places. It is the type species of the genus Anser and is the ancestor of the domestic goose, having been domesticated at least as early as 1360 BC. The genus name is from anser, the Latin for "goose".
Greylag geese travel to their northerly breeding grounds in spring, nesting on moorlands, in marshes, around lakes and on coastal islands. They normally mate for life and nest on the ground among vegetation. A clutch of three to five eggs is laid; the female incubates the eggs and both parents defend and rear the young. The birds stay together as a family group, migrating southwards in autumn as part of a flock, and separating the following year. During the winter they occupy semi-aquatic habitats, estuaries, marshes and flooded fields, feeding on grass and often consuming agricultural crops. Some populations, such as those in Southern England and in urban areas across the species' range, are primarily resident and occupy the same area year-round.
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Good morning Marius
It is a beautiful goose species. In MHO I preferred that You crop it isolating the focus on the main subject.You can see it on the WS.
Have a nice day and thanks.
- [2017-10-25 4:19]
Hi Marius,i don't like the blurred goose on the right,maybe better to cut the pic and show the left one alone. But no problem,interesting new species from your delta trip,excellent colors and exposure. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- [2017-10-25 7:46]
Hope you shot many by bring the front in focus, nice catch.
If you are too close to the object then its very difficult to focus on both perfectly. I think here happened same.
But beautiful Goose, haven't seen before, most probably.
You can frame only one easily, keeping your natural habitat. I will try to make a WS later.
I also posted a WS on your Fox/Jackal picture later :-)
Have a nice WE,
Thanks and regards,