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Battle Worn

Uploaded by: Nikongranny

Sunday April 27, 2014

Shenandoah, IA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Geese fight viciously to protect their nest, resulting in damaged feathers.

Manufacturer: NIKON CORPORATION

Model: NIKON D7000

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Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows

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Metering Mode: Pattern

Light Source: 9

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 400.0 mm

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7. appledust36
2:59 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
Great capture! Not an easy life, these birds live.
Congratulations, Maxine!
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6. infocus2
7:27 PM GMT on April 29, 2014
Beautiful closeup!  Geese are so graceful to look at when they're flying!  It looks like he's doing just fine with the missing feathers, doesn't he?
Congrats on the AC!
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5. Doesiedoats
2:14 PM GMT on April 29, 2014
Another of your excellent captures, Maxine.

Sure wish I could do as well. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Congratulations on your AC.
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4. Luckystar
1:47 PM GMT on April 28, 2014
Gorgeous raggedy Goose! Poignant and lovely. 10!

Congrats on a fine AC!!
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3. Nikongranny
1:47 PM GMT on April 28, 2014
Thanks for stopping by, Friends and Thank you, Approvers for the honor. I have witnessed some "knock down wrestling in the dirt" fights, with one on it's back struggling. This one time a goose was hit from behind while swimming with such force, it went under, came up gasping and moaned while it struggled to get back to shore.
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2. jeans
11:21 AM GMT on April 28, 2014
Nice picture of flight, and the caption was most helpful. I wondered why you put up a picture of rumpled wings, and your caption explained it.
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1. Clabo
4:47 AM GMT on April 28, 2014
You ain't kidding. Got so many loose feathers by the gooseypond it looks like a coupla geese just exploded.

I'm surprised they can still fly, missing chunks o' wings and tail.
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About Nikongranny

Nikongranny

Old, retired with lots of time on my hands and a Nikon. Lucky for me, there is a park just north of town that provides me with migrating birds and sunsets. Since joining this site, I have a new appreciation for this scenic world we live in. I especially love the comments from so many great people on here.

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