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Canadian Gosling chick ponders over his first ever swim at dusk Stanley Park Blackpool Lancs UK

Captured with Canon 1D mk3 and Canon 100-400 lens
F/9, Exp 1/640sec, Is0-800, Fl400mm

2nd Place Finish in the New Beginnings Challenge in the Canon v Nikon group

Top Ten Finish in the Spring Challenge in the World group
Top Ten Finish in the Baby Birds Challenge in the Baby Wildlife Of The World group

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  • Royald
    Royaldalmost 5 years ago

    love the light, what a great image!

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

    beautiful capture !
    my best, francis.

  • Marija
    Marijaalmost 5 years ago

    So cute and fuzzy great capture Franco!!!

  • Jan  Tribe
    Jan Tribealmost 5 years ago

    wonderful capture!! such a cute little one!! great work!

  • Thanks very much I`m really pleased that you like it and thanks for favouriting!

    – Franco De Luca Calce

  • jenjim
    jenjimalmost 5 years ago

    Great Capture :-)

  • Brian Carey
    Brian Careyalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot Franco and the colours are awesome!

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredalmost 5 years ago

    He doesnt look very happy aoubt going in there he contemplating his decision lol, nice work Franco..gina

  • copperhead
    copperheadalmost 5 years ago

    Awe! Great capture! Goslings are my favorite water babies :)

  • Marta Boulden
    Marta Bouldenalmost 5 years ago

    Incredible colours and detail. The light is so perfect. And the emotion in the eyes… Must have felt great to capture that moment!

  • Thanks again Marta glad you like it..yes it was a great experience hiding in the bushes watching them jump in one by one, then seeing this one hesitating and seeming to be ‘thinking’ about it with glazed eyes, then he suddenly flung himself in :)

    – Franco De Luca Calce

  • Thanks for favouriting!

    – Franco De Luca Calce

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 4 years ago

    Oh bless! That is adorable. I love how the light is shining on his face. ITs definately his time to shine! Priceless!!

  • Thanks again for your wonderful comment and thanks for the fave!

    – Franco De Luca Calce

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