Heron Haven 14 - Hey, Dad…Wait!

Posted by karla (Omaha, United States) on 21 May 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Papa Goose must have decided it was time to move on, possibly to reach their destination through the mud flats before the sun got too low. He turned and started paddling slowly away. I have included a "call-out" of the goslings---wish I could have actually heard them, but they were too far away. While the middle two goslings were making a fuss, the baby on the far right headed into the water. The white fluffy stuff is feathers from the nest behind them.

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Rick from Toronto, Canada

Sweet animal documentary shots. I love those chicks.

21 May 2011 11:22am

@Rick: Thanks for your visit, Rick!

Uistnomad from North Uist, United Kingdom

I like your photo-documentary

22 May 2011 7:58pm

@Uistnomad: Thank you! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. The series has been fun to post, and I found things I did not see at first while taking the pictures.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

So envious of this series - my goose nest was disrupted and they had nothing to show this year. Thanks for the sharing.

23 May 2011 4:03pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Really nice presentation of this wonderful family.

23 May 2011 4:14pm

skarlet from kerman, Iran

lovely! well done

23 May 2011 8:12pm

Laura from United States

Love the crop where you can see their little mouths, I can almost hear them. :)

24 May 2011 1:51pm

Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

Adorable baby geese!

24 May 2011 3:44pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

They're growing so fast!!

25 May 2011 11:52am

barbod from rasht, Iran

very nice

26 May 2011 9:27am

Julie Carda from Omaha, United States

This one engages my senses...you have captured imagined sound, you've paired solid with soft texture contrasts, you've triggered the reminder of a moist earth smell, you've caught the subtle spring color nuances...love it. Thanks

29 May 2011 4:32pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Our daily installment of 'As the Geese Grow!' lol SOOOOOOOOO cute!

1 Jun 2011 1:30pm

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

great title! i love how you have presented the combination of the two images - it works fantastically and emphasizes the detail that you noticed when taking the shot!! Plus the ducklings are adorable!! :-P I also love the composition/cropping of the top image! Great work :-)

3 Jun 2011 12:26am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic shots, nicely done.

8 Jun 2011 8:55am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

I very much enjoyed your heron heaven series- great shots and titles:-) Compliments!

16 Jun 2011 1:41pm

@Marleen: Thank you, Marleen! I loved doing the series, and was sorry that I had not gotten back for when they were older. I am very glad you liked it.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

A family with a lot to do! Nice series.

9 Jul 2011 12:30pm

@Julie Brown: Thanks! The wetlands is inhabited with thick clouds of mosquitoes right now and the water looks like pea soup. Eventually I will go back to see what other waterbirds are around. This series was a great revelation to me. I had no idea how well a geese family functions to nurture their young, nor did I realize the dangers the goslings faced as they grew.

Nikon D300
1/160 second
F/8.0
ISO 400
225 mm (35mm equiv.)

wetland
sanctuary
heron-haven
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