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Canada Geese (correct name is Canada Geese…not Canadian Geese)… under-appreciated, over-criticized due to their great numbers…a species native to North America breeding in Canada and the northern parts of the United States. Their numbers are, indeed, great with many considering them a pest.

They are loyal to their mates, being monogamous, and (for those that do not migrate) loyal to their territories… On the coldest of winter’s days, I am always assured of seeing Toronto’s High Park’s Canada Geese… minding their own business, coping with the cold and providing some of nature’s scenery to an otherwise bleak scene .. and I am glad they are blissfully unaware of their rather low popularity levels.

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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    great image

  • labaker
    labakerover 3 years ago

    I happen to love them :)

  • Great!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Yool
    Yoolover 3 years ago


  • Sprezzatura
    Sprezzaturaover 3 years ago

    Kat, I would favour this a 100 times if I could. Firstly, your image was superbly captured with a terrific composition, sharpness and such a wonderfully low angle. Secondly, your processing is divine, has a soft, misty appeal. Terrific work with such a visual appeal. Cat:)

  • You totally just made my day…. thank you soooo much…I am very pleased you like it…your comments are so generous and kind…

    – KatMagic Photography

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture and work Kat

  • Many thanks.

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasover 3 years ago

    A small flock of these beautiful birds live near our home, we hear them fly over the house a few times a week. They usually settle in a nearby pasture. True, they are not very popular around here, but they don’t bother us. I’d be thrilled to get this close to one. This is a beautifully edited shot, Kat. Very nice detail, too.

  • Thank you, Christine. They are super friendly and trusting around here … I think they feel safe… Many thanks again for your kind words.

    – KatMagic Photography

  • celtusone
    celtusoneover 3 years ago

    lovely image

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great work

  • Babcia
    Babciaover 3 years ago

    Very nicely done!

  • Sprezzatura
    Sprezzaturaover 3 years ago

    _"Nature’s Way"

    The lake was thawing, the early spring sun reflected its glare,
    two Canadian geese just landed, one plummeting through the air.

    The other nestled beside her lifeless mate, silent in the reeds,
    his still form was no longer receptive to his mate’s nurturing needs.

    She rested beside him, nudging softly, waiting for the same,
    eyes blinking, not comprehending, waiting, but nothing came.

    They had been joined together by nature’s force to always be as one,
    the pair had traveled many miles through rain, sleet and sun.

    She picked a sprout of new green grass and tried to make him eat,
    then gradually accepted fate, and laid it at his feet.

    She glanced along the shoreline for a place to make a nest,
    for instinct took over and nature did the rest.

    The brilliant sun began to fade into the distant shore,
    casting shadows where she’d lived, alone forever more.

    Eula Slauson_

    Dear Kat, I thought you might enjoy this. Cat:)

  • Cat, thank you for this.. How very sad… I often wonder what these creature think and feel when their life-time mates are suddenly gone… I always attribute human emotions to our four-legged and feathered friends so I imagine, in such an instance, they feel things very deeply….again. thank you for adding this… much appreciated…

    – KatMagic Photography

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