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Greylag goose , photo made during my long hike through the frozen polders and park lands in Breukelen. Goodness, it was sooo cold and grumpy clouded. Winter in the polder Breukelen, the Netherlands, Febr 2010
Copyright © 2011 Steppeland – All rights reserved
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Greylag goose (Wikipedia )

I had a long hike through the frozen polders and parklands from Breukelen, yesterday. Goodness, it was sooo cold and grumpy clouded.
Some of the shots I made make up for the exercise, though.

There were actually hundreds and hundreds of geese in the area – I only succeeded in a few reasonable shots though – the one moment they were peacefully grazing, the next they were alarmed and flew up in large numbers, while the sky filled with they loud babbling.
And they always made sure to keep a safe distance from me and my camera LOL . These two were quietly walking on, as they saw me come… into the white wide world… :)
(I was not the only one walking around with camera or binoculars there… birdwatchers all over the place :D )

Technical details
Photo made with Pentax K10D camera and Tamron AF70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens , 1/250 sec – f unknown, 300mm – ISO 400

TAGS: animals, birds, geese goose, country countryside, fields, barnyard, farm farmland, winter_polder, landscape landscapes, rural, seasons, winter, snow, white brown, netherlands breukelen, animal_cards no_text, holidays, christmas xmas, new_year, steppeland

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in Cee’s fun artsy friends (Dec.7, 2010)
Featured in European everyday life (Dec. 9, 2010)
Featured in The birds (Dec 9, 2010)
Featured in Postcard style (Dec 9, 2010)
Featured in European Everyday Life (Dec. 10, 2010)
Featured in Simply white artwork (Dec.12, 2010)
Featured in The Best of Redbubble (Jan. 3, 2011)
Featured in Image Writing (Oct. 27, 2011)
Featured in Inspired Art (Oct. 27, 2011)
Featured in Wild Nature (Oct. 29, 2011)
Featured in The World (Nov. 2, 2011)
Featured in New things (Nov. 6, 2011)
Top10 in Daily double – Tuesday Afternoon (Nov. 14, 2011)
Top10 in Holiday Time – Amazing Wildlife (Nov. 18, 2011)
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Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks a lot, Sylvia! (hug)

    – steppeland

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyover 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful!!

  • Thank you so much for the kind comment, Tibby! :)

    – steppeland

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 4 years ago

  • Thank you! :)

    – steppeland

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    7 December 2010 … one image per day

  • Thank you, Trish!

    – steppeland

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends Group

  • Awesome, Chris! Thank you so much!

    – steppeland

  • Tammara
    Tammaraover 4 years ago

    Awwwwwwww this is wonderful my friend. It looks so quiet and peaceful.

  • Thank you so much, Tam! So happy you like it! (hug)

    – steppeland

  • JeffeeArt4u
    JeffeeArt4uover 4 years ago

    At first glance, thought they were ducks…not quite sure of your location, but a nice show scene, sounds like you had fun.
    Geese have flown over, and been a problem at neighboring pond at a 4 star hotel in the Smoky Mountains of TN. And I had some ducks come visit me, and loved it so much, I bought me some.

  • Aww, how nice… are you keeping them at home now? – Yes, these geese are behaving a little like ducks at the moment of the shot LOL – I’m in the Netherlands, and there are plenty of geese every winter in the polder… The farmers also don’t like them all that much – but I guess, one becomes used to them… I still enjoy it every time when I get the opportunity to observe and photograph them :) – Big thanks for your visit and kind comments, Jeffee!

    – steppeland

  • photosecosse /barbara jones
    photosecosse /...over 4 years ago

    " Grumpy clouded"….now we get a lot of that, I shall remember that description…..LOL!!
    ……terrific image, love the high key effect !

  • Thank you so much for the great comment, Barbara. Aww, with my limited english vocabulary, I sometimes ‘make up’ words or expressions – and somtimes those just ‘fit’ LOL

    – steppeland

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 4 years ago

    Oh I love this, great work.

  • Thank you very much, Lynne, I truly appreciate!

    – steppeland

  • PauloNuno
    PauloNunoover 4 years ago


  • Thank you Paulo. Your kind comment means a lot!

    – steppeland

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