Heron Haven 5 - Happy Mother's Day!

Posted by karla (Omaha, United States) on 8 May 2011 in Animal & Insect.

Canadian goose mother and one of her goslings, near the boardwalk. Mother's Day is a national holiday in the U.S. It is a good day to for honoring all those who have nurtured us in some way. Have a lovely day, everyone!

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CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

So cute, isn't it great to see them each year

8 May 2011 10:27am

@CElliottUK: This is my first sighting, so I felt especially fortunate. to have gone on that very day. Another photographer was on his way from the nesting area, and he told me where to look for them at the end of the boardwalk.

Marcie from Newton, United States

Oh...our goslings just hatched as well! Such a lovely mother's day image!

8 May 2011 7:48pm

@Marcie: Thanks, Marcie. They are so cute. These are the first I have seen, so it was a special treat for me to creep close enough to photograph them.

franz from Baden, Austria

excellent closeup with lovely details!

9 May 2011 7:41pm

@franz: Thanks, Franz!

Julie from United States

The eye of the gosling immediately grabbed my attention. Love the balance here.

15 May 2011 3:28am

@Julie: That and the arch of the mom's neck was intriguing to me. I was lucky on the lighting, since I had no idea what would be available the day I visited the wetland.

Nikon D300
1/200 second
F/8.0
ISO 400
202 mm (35mm equiv.)

wetland
sanctuary
heron-haven
goose

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