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Found a goose nice enough to stay around a clean background for a while.

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He was probably hoping you'd feed him. A goose always looks more interesting with his mouth open, like your first image. Nice shots.

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Nice ones, MM. I like the chattering of the first one and the slight tilt on the third. Nice water backdrops. smile

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They are such willing subjects! If you want to practice nice backgrounds in good conditions with subjects that give you a half a chance, geese are it!

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ok I have a question about Canadian geese,, there are two "types" ,, am I right?? I am thinking the Canadian geese we have here are larger than these ones, or they seem to be,, their necks seem to be longer here, and bigger bodies too... I love these images,, very nice!!!

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There is such a thing as Giant Canadian geese.

lol well nooooo,, I didn't mean "giant" but is there such a thing as a "Greater" Canada goose? or a "Northern" or something like that? blush

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There are greater and lesser. This is a greater. The lesser are definitely smaller. The neck looks shorter because he isn't sticking it out at the moment.

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There are greater and lesser. This is a greater. The lesser are definitely smaller. The neck looks shorter because he isn't sticking it out at the moment.

thank you very much for straightening that out with me,, if this is the greater, then I guess I am mistaking,, lol at any rate, the pictures here of the goose are terrific!!!

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ok I have a question about Canadian geese,, there are two "types" ,, am I right?? I am thinking the Canadian geese we have here are larger than these ones, or they seem to be,, their necks seem to be longer here, and bigger bodies too... I love these images,, very nice!!!

There are actually more than two types of Canadian geese. There are many different subspecies of the goose. Just a quick search on the internet netted me 11 subspecies of a canada goose. Giant, Western, Vancouver, Atlantic, Dusky, Hudson's Bay, Lesser, Taverner's, Aleutian, Richardsons, and Cackling. Good luck telling the differnce on some of those. Nice photos Mike. Number one is my favorite.

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I find it interesting that there is only one species that nests in South Dakota, and that one is the Giant Canada Goose. This species was almost extinct at one time, but was rediscovered near Rochester, MN. The giants can get to at least 14.4#.

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Pretty water! I don't mean I don't like the geese, they're great. But a goose in pretty water--bonus!

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