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Featured in the Live, Love, Dream group on 3 April 2010

During the second year of their lives, Canada Geese find a mate. They are monogamous, and most couples stay together all of their lives. If one is killed, the other may find a new mate. The female lays 3–8 eggs and both parents protect the nest while the eggs incubate, but the female spends more time at the nest than the male. Known egg predators include Arctic Foxes, Northern Raccoons, Red Foxes, large gulls, Common Raven, American Crows and bears. During this incubation period, the adults lose their flight feathers, so they cannot fly until their eggs hatch after 25–28 days.

Location: Taken at FortWhyte Alive, our Nature Center on the southwest edge of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, 55-250mm Zoom Lens, Aperture exp 7.1, Shutter speed 1/400, ISO 100.

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canada, canada goose, eggs, larry, manitoba, nest, spring, trupp, umpa1, feathers

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 4 years ago

    Great capture Larry!! Interesting write-up!!

  • Thanks Blair
    I appreciate your support
    And kind comments my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • talindsey
    talindseyover 4 years ago

    very nice capture ! I had canadian geese visiting for the winter , so glad they made it home , haha ! but seriously ~ tricia :))

  • Thanks Tricia
    So n ice to meet you
    I appreciate your kind comments.

    – Larry Trupp

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    I think I saw the Easter Bunny running across the lawn with a basket full of these!! There are enough of them around these parts – could probably stand to lose a few. Great shot!

  • Thanks Shiela
    I appreciate your support
    And kind comments my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot Larry, a real Easter time capture. Happy Easter to you and yours Larry.

  • Hi Gary
    Thanks for the fave
    Your comments are most kind
    Happy Easter to You and Yours as well

    – Larry Trupp

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    Wonderful & Informative Larry! Great capture!

  • Thanks Kimberly
    I appreciate your support
    And kind comments my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 4 years ago

    What a great shot!
    Such a wonderful beginning of new life………… so appropriate for Easter…………..
    cheers, Rosie

  • Thanks Rosie
    I appreciate your support
    And kind comments my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 4 years ago

    “Blessed Easter Theme April 4 2010”

  • Good Morning Isa
    Thanks ever so much for the feature
    Greatly appreciated indeed.

    – Larry Trupp

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    wonderful image,dawnx

  • Thanks Dawn
    Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 4 years ago

    Oh what a lovely and fortunate capture! Really enjoying the information as well!

  • Good Morning Joanne
    Always great to hear from you
    As I appreciate your kind comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 4 years ago

    congrats on your feature. I guess we will be seing some baby goose shots in less than a month :-)

  • Hi Dave
    Thanks for the congrats
    And your comments my friend

    – Larry Trupp

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