Guardian of the Nesting Ground

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Comments (5)

trikermike on May 19, 2009

What a perch, what a title!

Tom on May 19, 2009

After reading the title I was like "Huh?". Then I saw the Goose in the large version. I like the shot Marilyn. Very nice color and detail. I bet he/she would have sent you running had you gotten too close. :)

Best regards, Tom

Marilyn Whiteley on May 19, 2009

Thanks, Mike and Tom.

When we stopped the car, there was a crow sitting on the perch, but apparently that "guardian" was camera-shy: it flew off!

I was wondering, Tom whether anyone would wonder about the title and then spot the goose. Actually there was a pair of them, and I was surprised when I looked on the computer and saw just one!

I once came upon a pair of geese with a nestful of goslings right beside a trail I was walking, so I know how protective the parents can be! I didn't know how I was going to get past safely--but I did.

Lecleire Jacques on June 7, 2009

Simple but beautiful Marilyn like all your pictures. My congratulations.

Greetings, Jacques

Marilyn Whiteley on June 28, 2009

I'm sorry to be so slow replying, blais and Jacques. Many thanks! Greetings, Marilyn

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 18, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. SP550UZ
    • Taken on 2009/05/18 11:06:29
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 17.12mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash

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