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Egyptian Spring

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 26 April 2013 in Animal & Insect.

Egyptian Geese near to Reading University lake. They are normally the first to produce their chicks, but were beaten by the Mallards this year.

Canon EOS 7D 1/640 second F/5.0 ISO 640 145 mm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Toute la famille est réunie ! Bonne journée
JP

26 Apr 2013 5:27am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Always such cute little goslings - my local ones are already bigger than a mallard in just ten weeks.

26 Apr 2013 5:33am

Devi from Chennai, India

Excellent image Chris !! She's having a watchful eye over them :-))))What cute little chicks!!!

26 Apr 2013 5:53am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Oh, so cute family.

26 Apr 2013 6:02am

julie from Aregno, France

:) C'est trop mignon... Sublime cette oie d'Egypte avec ses petits ! 5* Bravo et merci Elliott pour le partage. Bon fin de semaine.

26 Apr 2013 6:17am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Very cute

26 Apr 2013 6:40am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Nice family portrait.

26 Apr 2013 6:56am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully capture Chris

26 Apr 2013 7:25am

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

It's hard not to say "Ah!" when looking at this one :)

26 Apr 2013 7:32am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

I like the way that Mum is just in frame

26 Apr 2013 8:05am

David from Avranches, France

A very intimate shot. excellent work.

26 Apr 2013 8:06am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Perfectly cute picture.

26 Apr 2013 8:39am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Trop mignon, splendide cliché. ***** Bonne journée.

26 Apr 2013 9:02am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes nice. Just seen some on the Serpentine the other day

26 Apr 2013 9:42am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Awwwwwww, super cute little ones.

26 Apr 2013 10:46am

Helodie from AVRANCHES, France

Beautiful, and very cute !

26 Apr 2013 11:27am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Aaaaaaaah:) couldn't resist cho-kawaii

26 Apr 2013 12:15pm

Marie-Line from Lille, France

So lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

26 Apr 2013 1:41pm

don from Spokane, United States

A fine close up of the mom and her young. They have such interesting colors.

26 Apr 2013 2:54pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A magnificent life scene! Motherhood is always beautiful ... Best regards, Adela

26 Apr 2013 3:59pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Einfach eine gelungene Aufnahme.

26 Apr 2013 4:14pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love those fluffy little goslings. How did you manage to get such a close up?

26 Apr 2013 5:00pm

@Ruthiebear: They don't seem to be phased by humans. They live right next to a busy path that goes round the lake, and as long as you don't make any sudden movements, just go about their business. Also, this was shot on a 7D which has a 1.7* crop factor, so the effective lens length was nearly 250 mm, so quite a long lens

franz from Baden, Austria

how sweet ... taking the first steps under the watchful eyes of mother ...

26 Apr 2013 6:36pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

So nice, so sweet !

26 Apr 2013 6:56pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

You're back in your specialist field.

26 Apr 2013 6:57pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

A perfect photo to welcome the Spring.... they are the cutest! I don't think they have their land legs yet... they look a little wobbly. Your capture is perfect and a pure joy to see... I enjoyed!

26 Apr 2013 7:58pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really lovely shot, really sharp

26 Apr 2013 9:41pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

woooow!
very nice & so beautiful!!!
Lovely!

26 Apr 2013 9:41pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

An excellent capture of this little family in springtime!

27 Apr 2013 12:37am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Adorable! They are so cute. Beautiful light and color!

27 Apr 2013 1:38am

Abena from Illinois, United States

That is such a cute catch ! especially with the mother goose right there.

27 Apr 2013 2:51am

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh que j'adore ce cadrage

27 Apr 2013 8:12am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice family portrait !

27 Apr 2013 9:17am

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

awww....

27 Apr 2013 2:51pm

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Canon EOS 7D
1/640 second
F/5.0
ISO 640
145 mm