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The greylag goose - Anser anser A Greylag Goose stomps across frosty ground. Anser anser,Aves,Birds,Geotagged,Goose,Greylag Goose,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

The greylag goose - Anser anser

A Greylag Goose stomps across frosty ground.

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  1. Always have a soft spot for these guys ever since my first pet goose when I was a youngster. Gosi was a Greylag gander who had this trick of jumping up and grabbing the branches of the apple trees in the orchard with his beak. He would then hang there and shake himself until apples fell off the tree whereupon the rest of the gaggle would all dive on them.
    This one looks like a female. Stomping her way across the frosty ground. Lovely shot.
    Posted 11 years ago
    1. Love your story :) Posted 11 years ago
  2. Love the depth of field - was that front blur added post production? Posted 11 years ago
    1. No, I was sitting on my knees in a frozen ditch.
      What you see is the result of the 300mm in combination with the low viewpoint.
      Posted 11 years ago
  3. Stunning photo. My Greylag Goose gaggle photo is not as good :) Posted 11 years ago

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The greylag goose is a bird with a wide range in the Old World. It is the type species of the genus "Anser".

Similar species: Ducks, Geese, Etc.
Species identified by DragonC
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Uploaded May 27, 2011. Captured in Platteweg 32, 2811 Reeuwijk, The Netherlands.