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Iguanasan
06-10-2010, 11:38 PM
Found this fellow in our Public Gardens the other day and he seemed to want to pose so I obliged. :)

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Matt K.
06-10-2010, 11:46 PM
Scary looking bird! Looks like something from outer space.

Love the colors, especially the nice orange bill in front of the green background. Well done. Just promise me you keep the critter there ...

JAS_Photo
06-11-2010, 01:59 AM
He is a nice looking goose! A change from our usual suspects. Nice capture!

QuietOne
06-11-2010, 03:59 AM
What a cute little guy. I can almost feel the texture of his head.

Iguanasan
06-11-2010, 08:28 AM
Thanks, Matt, JAS, and QuietOne. I was happy that he decided to just sit a couple feet away and let me take a few shots without really moving. So you can't notice the editing I did? Or can you?

Bambi
06-11-2010, 08:41 AM
very nice Iggy. He's a cool looking bird for sure.

no I can't see the editing. What did you do?

Iguanasan
06-11-2010, 09:14 AM
Thanks.

I'll post the image I started with when I get home tonight but what happened was that there is a fence between him and I and while I tried to shoot through the holes this shot, which was my favourite, had two grey out of focus bars going through his head which I removed with Gimp.

casil403
06-11-2010, 09:18 AM
Lol he looks he has a turkey neck! :laughing:
Cool shot Ig...I love the colours.

Iguanasan
06-11-2010, 09:20 AM
Thanks, casil.

Grant
06-11-2010, 11:04 AM
I was in the Gardens andI did see your goose but I didn't see you. So one happy and one sad maybe next time ;-)

Iguanasan
06-11-2010, 11:24 AM
I was in the Gardens andI did see your goose but I didn't see you. So one happy and one sad maybe next time ;-)

Sorry I missed you. I was there Tuesday at lunch time. I do tend to go often so maybe next time.

Grant
06-11-2010, 01:57 PM
I was there Tuesday at lunch time.


We missed each other by exactly 24 hours! I didn't photograph the goose but I did shoot the bridges.

Bambi
06-11-2010, 03:51 PM
I was in the Gardens andI did see your goose but I didn't see you. So one happy and one sad maybe next time ;-)

If you want some fun, come up to him and say in an officious voice "excuse me but do you have a permit? have your camera ready to take a picture of his facial expression first though. :laughing:

Iguanasan
06-11-2010, 05:25 PM
If you want some fun, come up to him and say in an officious voice "excuse me but do you have a permit? have your camera ready to take a picture of his facial expression first though. :laughing:

Smartass! :headslap:

Iguanasan
06-11-2010, 05:26 PM
Here's what I started with...
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Bambi
06-11-2010, 09:06 PM
Smartass! :headslap:


who me? :angel::angel::angel:



Here's what I started with...


very well done! :thumbup:

QuietOne
06-12-2010, 01:08 AM
Here's what I started with...


Once you said the fence was there I could spot traces of it, barely. But I didn't notice it until then. You did a really good job.

Iguanasan
06-12-2010, 07:42 AM
Thanks, Bambi and QuietOne. This was pushing my PP skills to the max! :)

Hillbillygirl
06-13-2010, 06:25 AM
Very nice job on the PP Iggy. Looks like he was either half asleep, or very angry, hard to tell. Nice capture either way.
Toulouse Goose?

edG
06-13-2010, 08:03 AM
nice capture Iggy!

Iguanasan
06-13-2010, 08:53 AM
Thanks, edG.

I have no idea what kind of goose it is, HBG. I'm not that well schooled in geese and there are no new signs up to inform me. And though it may look like it, he was quite active. It was a challenge to get a decent shot as he was moving around quite a bit which is why the one decent shot I got had fence wire going through his head ;)

OWLP
06-14-2010, 11:42 AM
Great portrait shot, vg lighting.

Iguanasan
06-14-2010, 12:12 PM
Thanks, OWLP! Cheers :)