Gosling in the sun

Gosling in the sun

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Goose, any of various large, heavy-bodied waterfowl intermediate in size and build between large ducks and the swans, especially those of the genera Anser (so-called gray geese) and Branta (so-called black geese). Associated mainly with freshwater and living in the Northern Hemisphere, these genera include the Canada goose, white-fronted goose, barnacle goose, and snow goose, as well as the brant and nene.
The sexes are alike in coloration, though males (ganders) usually are larger than females. The neck is always shorter than the body. The bill is humped at the base and tapered toward the tip; the plates of the bill are adapted for grasping the sedges and grasses upon which geese feed. The legs are farther forward than in swans and ducks, allowing the bird to walk readily. Both sexes utter loud honking or gabbling cries while on the wing or when danger appears. When angry, geese vibrate their neck feathers; after routing an intruder, the gander utters a triumphant note that is echoed by his mate and young goslings. (source:Brittanica.com)

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Model SLT-A58

Focal Length 200mm

Shutter Speed 1/400

Aperture F5.6

ISO 100

Taken At Sun, May 18, 2014 3:53 PM

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