Heron Haven 11 - Stay together!

Posted by karla (Omaha, United States) on 17 May 2011 in Animal & Insect.

Back again after a brief break. The geese are gathered and heading off for their swim to a nearby mini-island. I am being presumptuous, adding human thoughts/words, but that is what it looked like the goose was saying to the goslings.

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To look at a thing is very different from seeing it. - Oscar Wilde

If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it. Isadora Duncan

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

So sweet - and the geese are good parents, too !

18 May 2011 7:38am

@Ronnie 2¢: It's been fun looking at these while preparing for posting. I see things I missed while in the midst of photographing. The attention by the parents is one of those things. Exploring their lives is very revealing.

Joyce Johnson from Emigrant, United States

Sweet universal scene. That's surely what is being communicated, but in the animal world, it's an energy without worlds. There is no end to our fascination with it, I think. Great capture.

18 May 2011 2:24pm

@Joyce Johnson: Thanks, Joyce! Your visit and thoughtful comment is very much appreciated. Body language seems at times to be familiar, no matter the species. Each species has its own set, of course, but at times the expressions come together into a silent language we all can understand.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

They're so cute following their mom :) Dad's there to keep an eye too ! Wonderful image :)

18 May 2011 4:40pm

@Tamara: They are such good parents!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Yes, it looks like some very clear signals are being given here. A beautiful shot of this family.

18 May 2011 5:22pm

@Steve Rice: There was a series that would have been nice in video, but....! We must simply imagine the movements. I was very surprised at the expressive ability of the geese.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful, and something I always love to see where I live.

18 May 2011 5:28pm

@Rick: Very glad you can observe these creatures, too. They are so expressive.

JOEMULLIGAN from Muscatine, Iowa, United States

What a sweet family.

18 May 2011 6:00pm

@JOEMULLIGAN: They are cute. I was lucky to be able to photograph them in the two hours I was visiting the wetland.

skarlet from kerman, Iran

an attachment among their family...!

18 May 2011 6:44pm

@skarlet: Yes, a very close attachment! Thanks so much for visiting and leaving your comment, Skarlet! Have a good day and come back often.

franz from Baden, Austria

mum/dad is making sure none get lost! beautiful capture, karla!

18 May 2011 7:40pm

@franz: Thank you, Franz! I am enjoying these posts and glad you are, too.

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great family shot!

18 May 2011 7:53pm

@Tinx: Thanks, Tinx. It seems appropriate since the timing of my posts is between Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day here in the US.

Uistnomad from North Uist, United Kingdom

I like the rings in thew water - good capture

18 May 2011 10:02pm

@Uistnomad: Thanks! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. This story goes on, so I hope you continue to visit for a few more days.

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful shot of this darling family. I LOVE to anthropomorphize with animals, meaning: to attribute human form or personality to things not human. That's half the fun of life, especially in my relationship with animals !! Anthropomorphize away, Karla..... ;-)

18 May 2011 10:11pm

@DULCIE: Ok! I will !! And so right, it is fun to do. It seems way too easy to do. ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I'm with Dulcie on this one. I always try to figure out what "critters" are "thinking or saying" - as if I really could. ;-)

18 May 2011 11:09pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barbara! With both of you encouraging, I will continue to put words into their mouths. Or at least thoughts.

Nikon D300
1/80 second
F/8.0
ISO 400
52 mm (35mm equiv.)

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