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They grow up so fast
They grow up so fast

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Collection: Challenges 2007
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
Date: Apr 28, 2007
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2007

I have other shots I considered for the Free Study, but I spent all month watching these guys grow and figured the availability of Expert Editing which allows us to use more than one shot gave me the chance to try to document just how fast these guys grow up. The top right shot is from April 9th, the top left from April 14th, and the bottom two are from April 28th. There are nine goslings - I'm not sure if they're all from one mom or if two of the moms share the duties. At any rate, I don't expect blockbuster scores, but I do hope at least a few of you will enjoy the "story" presented here.

I'll post more in my portfolio after the challenge ends, and will keep shooting them as they grow, too.

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UPDATE - thanks to 21_F.gif krnodil, I now know these are geese - Egyptian geese to be specific.

Place: 302 out of 573
Avg (all users): 5.6433
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5789
Avg (non-participants): 5.7719
Views since voting: 620
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 171
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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05/12/2007 10:07:30 AM
I enjoyed the photo story very much indeed- great idea !
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05/12/2007 09:53:50 AM
This is just adorable!
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05/11/2007 11:41:02 PM
lol is this considered a quadtych? These are soooooo cute. Love the colors of the feathers on the mama bird. What a great way to chronicle their life.
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05/08/2007 05:07:23 PM
I liked this a lot, wildlife is one of my favourite subjects. In fact, I am taking my camera to work tomorrow (Wednesday) cos we have lots of new babies. Last count was three, four and six Canada Geese Goslings, one Coot and a persistent Heron. There are a pair of Egyptian Geese, but they have never bred here yet.

Well done, Deb, and keep enjoying what you do!!
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05/08/2007 05:06:45 PM
That poor mama must be tired to have raised all those at once - hope she takes next year off to rest. :) This is a sweet arrangement and each image is shot well.
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05/08/2007 11:41:01 AM
Wow, I am impressed you managed to get so close. Some darling pictures in there and all of them wonderfully composed.
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05/08/2007 09:48:16 AM
Deb i like what you have done with this, it tells a great story
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05/08/2007 09:29:39 AM
Ohhhhh.. .I LOVE this one!! Definitely my kind of photo! I'm impressed that you got so many shots, and the photo is still large enough to see detail in all of them. I always have a problem when doing triptychs or more with the photos being so small you can't even enjoy them.

I love the story. I think my favorite it the bottom most right. The expression on that mom's face is one of sheer bliss. Like all is well with the world! Great job, Deb!

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05/08/2007 08:41:39 AM
They do indeed grow up fast. My sister had some a while back and I was so surprised at how big they got so quickly! I love the colors in these images and how they all go so nicely with each other. Really great composite.
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05/08/2007 08:39:17 AM
Wow, you've graduated from a tryptic to a quadtic. To me, this is a very nice peaceful summer feel-good shot. Reminds me of being a little kid and going to the lake and seeing all the ducks. Good job Deb.
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05/08/2007 07:43:05 AM
Deb, I didn't get to this one while voting, but I think it is absolutely adorable! What a great study.
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05/08/2007 03:29:27 AM
Good study photo,with the growth in multi frame , a very game move with a triptych challenge on as well, I would be pleased with this finish in a monthly challenge.
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05/08/2007 02:17:59 AM
Ducks in a line is a great shot and would do well by itself I think. Does the original have any more space around it (to the left?)
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05/08/2007 01:16:58 AM
What a refreshing image you have here.....
I really love the four images togerher like this, lovely composition here, as you are right, as ir does tell us a story.....
You should be proud of this one , thats for sure.....
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05/08/2007 12:24:58 AM
I think this is a cool idea! I'm guessing most people just didn't know how to score a multiple shot composition like this.
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05/08/2007 12:21:50 AM
How did you get all your ducks in a row like that? Sorry, couldn't resist.. I like the layout of the images.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2007 04:18:36 PM
quadroduckia! nice idea and interesting plumage!
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05/01/2007 10:57:28 PM
Great composition of a couple of pictures. Great combination. Love the sharpness and clarity on all of them. Well done.
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