Canada Goose and Gosling by Yannik Hay

The Canada Goose was one of the many species described by Linnaeus in his 18th-century work Systema Naturae.2 It belongs to the Branta genus of geese, which contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey species of the Anser genus. The specific epithet canadensis is a New Latin word meaning “from Canada”. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first citation for the ‘Canada Goose’ dates back to 1772. The Cackling Goose was formerly considered to be a set of subspecies of the Canada Goose. A recent proposed revision by Harold Hanson suggests splitting Canada Goose into six species and 200 subspecies. The radical nature of this proposal has provoked surprise in some quarters, such as Rochard Banks of the AOU, who urges caution before any of Hanson’s proposals are accepted.3 ref: Wikipedia.

Location: Big Chute, Ontario
Date: 2010-05-02
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 640
Shutter Speed: 1/3200 sec.
Aperture priority: F/2.8
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM@200mm

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • Tracey  Dryka
    Tracey Drykaalmost 5 years ago

    Ahhhh cuties

  • Thank you very much Tracey, I am late with my replies but I will soon make up for it :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Sean McConnery
    Sean McConneryalmost 5 years ago

    Cute family :)

  • Thank you very much Sean, they were fun to follow! Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Alex Mokrzycki
    Alex Mokrzyckialmost 5 years ago

    top shot Yannik, like the way the yellow on the chicks stand out and not being over exposed.— cheers Alex

  • Many thx Alex! Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Marie  Morrison
    Marie Morrisonalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome Capture ! soooo cute they are ! :)

  • Many thx dear Marie! Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...almost 5 years ago

    very cute!

  • Many thx dear Edyta! Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 5 years ago

  • Thx for adminting it. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 4 years ago
    • They are so adorable :-)
  • Thanks a lot for your wonderful comment !! I’m very pleased you like it. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

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