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Family of Canada Geese

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 9 May 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Taken at Stourhead house and gardens on Sunday.

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Canon EOS 500D 1/250 second F/11.0 ISO 100 31 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of the geese and the lovely lake and garden.

9 May 2013 5:21am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Lovely birds, nicely framed with the lake

9 May 2013 5:37am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

what a beauty view
well done indeed

9 May 2013 6:01am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!
so so beautiful composition, colors, lights & shadows!!!
L O V E L Y !!!!!

9 May 2013 6:06am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Classic country house parkland....well done.

9 May 2013 6:37am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely foreground interest to this tranquil scene.

9 May 2013 8:46am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

They make the perfect foreground, nice introduction to the scene.

9 May 2013 8:47am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

looks like a spot for this relaxed looking family - great composition

9 May 2013 9:13am

helys from Paris, France

Great and beautiful landscape, colors, PoV

9 May 2013 9:35am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Un super cadrage!! j'aime beaucoup!

9 May 2013 9:38am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Ah, is that a little gosling underneath one of the geese?

9 May 2013 9:52am

@Julie L. Brown: Yes it was a beautiful little one

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Really gorgeous light on these geese, Doug, and I love that sky. Great shot!

9 May 2013 10:40am

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Hi Doug - soo many beautiful details - the geese in the foreground in the sun and then the marvelous back ground - a perfect composition. - Have a nice day Monika

9 May 2013 11:35am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Such a depth to this image - love the details and colours in the treeline

9 May 2013 12:02pm

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

Great composition. (Have just signed the petition!)

9 May 2013 12:49pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

THe beautiful warm light give a wonderful feel to this family shot! Well seen and captured Doug! ;-)

9 May 2013 1:02pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

I think this family has found the perfect spot to bring up baby and they are a nice addition to the photo. A wonderful composition, love the reflections.... colors and detail are very nice.... quite a relaxed setting, I like!

9 May 2013 1:12pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

I love the blissful tranquility here, Doug.
And you are absolutely correct about photographers needing to speak out to protect their images!!

9 May 2013 1:43pm

Don from Spokane, United States

These geese make a fine front-of-the-picture element for showing us this attractive lake or river and its setting.

9 May 2013 1:54pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quels canard sueprbe avec un petit et ce endroit bucolique cette vue sueprbe.

9 May 2013 2:30pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful capture, nice view...

9 May 2013 2:59pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Wunderbar mit den Gänsen im Vordergrund.

9 May 2013 3:06pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Cute little baby resting in the shadow.

9 May 2013 3:21pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Amazing shot of the river, banks and the birds!! The lowers add to the charm and that lil one sleeping in it's Mom's shadow is enchanting !!! Brilliant !!!

9 May 2013 3:57pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What a gorgeous scene - so peaceful, so British

9 May 2013 4:17pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love how the baby is shaded by the parent! A delightful capture indeed.

9 May 2013 4:52pm

Regina G. Santaella from Cancún, Mexico

Stunning landscape Doug, everything is so serene.

9 May 2013 5:13pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Mother and Baby doing well, Father alert for trouble, i'll bet he had you sussed while you included his little family in this idyllic scene .

9 May 2013 6:10pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome... I love it!

9 May 2013 7:22pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful scene and lighting; very attractive golden brown hues ~ lovely capture!

9 May 2013 7:28pm

shooter from United Kingdom

lovely scenic view

9 May 2013 7:28pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Looks a lovely place. Nice one

9 May 2013 8:12pm

franz from Baden, Austria

a wonderful place and time for an outing ...

9 May 2013 8:15pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

They certainly picked a beautiful view to set up home. The water is gorgeous. The little gosling is adorable! I love the light on the water.

9 May 2013 8:24pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

That is one beautiful image Doug ! Especially the river, the layers of the plants and trees above and the geese below. I like it a lot!

9 May 2013 9:13pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Beautiful setting :-)

9 May 2013 9:47pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Such proud parents ... And what a view!

9 May 2013 9:54pm

Chennai City from Chennai, India

Calm and beautiful landscape of Stourhead house and gardens captured brilliantly with fine DOF details.- vegetation, birds, still water, hill and clouds - well done. Thank you. Regards

10 May 2013 4:56am

L'angevine from Angers, France


10 May 2013 8:14am

Gheorghe from Bucuresti, Romania

Gorgeous landscape !

11 May 2013 8:39am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

A beautiful peaceful scene

12 May 2013 7:59pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A picturesque setting for these two geese and we the image viewers. Lovely.

14 May 2013 4:57pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/250 second
ISO 100
31 mm