Yelling Geese

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Tech Info:

  • Camera: NIKON D3X
  • Focal Length: 500mm
  • Shutter: 1/1000 sec
  • ISO: 640
  • Aperture: F/8

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This Photo's ID: 976

Awards / Publications:

  • Published November 2011 Outdoor Photographer, "Last Frame" feature.
Field Notes Print Info

These two Canada Geese had been just kind of standing side by side when all the sudden the one on the right let the one on the left have it!

Frankly, I’m not sure what instigated the whole thing, but my bet is the guy on the right asked the wifey for a new camera.

At least that’s what it looks like from my personal experience 😉

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11 Responses to Yelling Geese

  1. Noel Whent says:

    I just love this photograph, Steve! Depending on one’s imagination, you could come up with some really good captions! The first thing that I thought of was that the one on the right was giving the other one a piece of his ‘goose mind’… If he/she was just standing beside the other, he/she might be speaking softly to his/her mate. This looks like a bawling out to me because the neck is stretched out. Lot of times it is the countenance that gives it away. I just love it! Thank you for sharing your talent!

  2. Bill says:

    “If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times…”

  3. Reb says:

    Nah Steve. The goose on the right is sayin to t’other male, “Stay the hell away from my wife or I’ll stick your head in a snowbank.”


  4. B.DeForde says:

    As my mother-in-law used to say,”Your neck is out!” That is what the goose on the left is thinking about the loud mouth on the right. Note her forbearance.

  5. Bill Bill says:

    Excellent Photo – “This is my Inside Voice”

    This is an instance where just about any caption would work. Great Idea for a contest, best caption wins something. Similar to the “Best Photos” ranking from WS subscribers.
    Bill Bill

  6. Ee Teck Ee says:

    The goose on the right was obviously yelling, “Your behaviour in last night’s party raised gooseflesh on my skin.”

  7. Doc Muzzy says:

    “Your Goose is COOKED, Mister!”

  8. jai park says:

    Sometimes it is hard to tell the sex of geese.
    But this time it’s obvious.
    Forgetting an item off that Honey-do list can be a … U-know.

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  10. Johanna says:

    What, a headache again?

  11. judy Warden says:

    Steve, You take the most amazing pictures of God’s beauty. This picture is so amazing because it is a scene that can’t be captured often. Sure pictures of geese can be shot all the time but to catch this was a gift.

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