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Sleeping beauty

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 6 February 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Every winter these Branta canadensis (Canadien goose) come from Northern Europe to Belgium and spend some time here.
Life can be wonderfull, sleeping in the wintersun, waiting for a new spring to come.

Image: Schilde (Be)

Canon EOS 400D 1/200 second F/10.0 ISO 200 348 mm

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Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Very, very nice image with a great background and reflection !

6 Feb 2010 10:19am

@Loner: Thanks for your visit and comment ! Glad you like this picture. I visited your portfolio. U have really wonderfull bird-pix !!! Quite a collection ! Normally i don't do bird-pictures, but this was a wonderfull occasion.

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

gold bird, gold image...

6 Feb 2010 10:44am

@KriKridesign: The golden color comes from old, dryed reed at the border off the pool, reflecting in the late afternoon sun. Thanks for your comment again.

Ghassan from Baghdad, Iraq

What a beautiful color ! and reflection.

6 Feb 2010 10:57am

@Ghassan: Thanks too for visiting. I was really lucky with the reflection - half an hour before there was a lot more wind - so more waves - so less reflection. This time was really perfect.

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Wow... excellent reflection, I love it very much. Cheers.

6 Feb 2010 7:42pm

@El pare: Thank you for stopping by. Glad you like it.

Paul from summerside, Canada

Very nice.. perfectly sharp

7 Feb 2010 12:25am

@Paul: Thank you very much.

Mattan from Singapore, Singapore

awesome colour, perfect reflection. you've caught a beautiful moment here 5* from me :) Thanks for dropping by my blog and following it :P I'm quite new to the realm of macro photography (shooting for about less than a year) You do quite a bit of macro too, any tips? :D

7 Feb 2010 6:33am

@Mattan: Thank you very much. My best tips for a good macro ... First take a good look at different angles ... be patient ...use a stable tripod ...and only shoot with suitable light. For animals: try to get the eye sharp - not that simple :-)

Frederike from Rostock, Germany

what a great picture! light, perspective and duck match perfectly

7 Feb 2010 8:07pm

@Frederike: Thank you very much for your visit and kind comment.

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

WOW! beauty for sure!! amazing how sharp it is!

11 Feb 2010 6:02am

@Hilde Morin: Thanks for visiting again, Hilde. I was lucky. While this goose was sleeping, i was able to put up tripod and make composition etc... Mostly u don't get that much time when photographing animals ....

dang from Atlanta, United States

Hi Johan,
Had to browse your portfolio, and this series is wonderful. Excellent use of tones throughout your work, impressive processing. Thanks for sharing.

10 Mar 2010 3:54pm

@dang: Thank you for visiting my portfolio. I'm really pleased you like my work. Always welcome !
Have a nice day.

Canon EOS 400D
1/200 second
ISO 200
348 mm