Thursday, November 13, 2008

Well ruffle my feathers

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

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Isn’t that the cutest little butt you’ve ever seen?

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How about his knot head?

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The ring behind him is not a fart bubble {sorry dad (dad always said ladies did not use that word)}, but a raindrop splashing behind him.

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You would think with the words Domestic and Goose in their name (I think this is a Domestic Swan Goose) that you would see them everywhere and they would be boring. But to be real honest the main geese I see are Canadian Geese and they’re the ones I’m tired and bored of.

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We had a great day at the zoo in Minoqua on the day I took these, and this is the last creature I photographed before leaving the zoo, because while I was watching them, it began to pour. And as we entered our car it began to hail. And while we waited for the worst of the storm to pass we saw lighting strike very close and flashed red. So when I look at these, I think I will always think of the day we had.

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47 comments:

  1. I don't know why, but that last shot made me laugh. I swear I can hear that duck saying, WTH!! about the rain taking away his admirers!!!

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  2. A beautiful goose. I like the rain drops in the photo too. I especially like the memory of the day these photos hold.

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  3. Oh I love that last shot with the rain circles, so beautiful!

    P.S. Yes, I whacked June (that sounds wrong to type)! :)

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  4. I love photos of ducks/geese/swans. They always look so proud and primping. These are wonderful shots and I, too, like the last one. He must not have heard the old sayng about water off a duck's back, cuz he looks like he is hightailing it for shelter!

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  5. What a fun entry! You sure find the coolest (ok, a bit odd too) things to photograph!

    Nance

    http://nancyluvspix.blogspot.com/2008/11/catch-up-with-z-challange.html

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  6. I love him! What is up with that knot head? Kind of weird! Glad you made it back home safely - I take it you are all better now?

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  7. Such a great mood that sets with the rain and water. I wish I was there.

    With a couple of slices of wonder bread.

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  8. Yowza. Holy amazing photos Batman!!! You are GOOD. Those are beautiful - I'm off to go check out more photos on your site :-)

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  9. These sure are wonderful--right down to the drips on the water!

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  10. It funny how a picture can store so many memories. That is a very cool looking bird.

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  11. I love the last shot! Gorgeous!

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  12. I love those feathers! So cool!

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  13. Lisa, great gaggle of photos. I don't know about the first one being the "cutest butt I've ever seen", but it is cute. The last one is wonderful with all those rain drops.

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  14. he is a beautiful goose and i love the raindrops around him. too funny about the word that ladies don't use. heheh

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  15. These photos are beautiful, so clear and so beautifully cropped and framed. There is sometimes a flock of geese like the "domestic swan" ones at a nearby pond, and I've been wondering what kind they were. The peacocks are just as lovely, too. Nice work!

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  16. I liked the first shot, a rare shot and sight!
    What lens do you use?

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  17. Gorgeous birds! Not that Canada Geese aren't wonderful, but it's nice to see something different. :)
    Sounds like quite the storm!

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  18. What amazing pics!! You managed to get some great shots of those birds!!

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  19. What BEAUTIFUL pictures!!!

    (and my MOM always says the same thing as your DAD!)

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  20. Great photos and pretty goose. I love that last photo - it's like he's saying "See ya!"

    Take care - and ... see ya - Kellan

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  21. I love them, they looks so cool :)!

    Btw. you inspired me to a Mini assignment in our Photo group. Guess what? ;)
    Birdies :D

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  22. Great pics!

    Oh and if "fart" is unladylike... your dad probably shouldn't read my blog :-P

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  23. What a gorgeous bird, and a wonderful series of pictures Lisa!

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  24. LOL! Lisa said fart bubble! LOL!

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  25. Ducks are so much fun to watch...as your pictures reveal!

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  26. I like your bird photography. I like to see different birds and these shots are very nice.

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  27. Aww...that IS a very cute birdy butt, bubbles or no bubbles!! My dad also objected to that particular *ahem* slang word for passing gas. He referred to that rather embarrassing physical phenomenon as "speaking from the wrong end." Heehee!

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  28. Beautiful photos! Feathers have always intriqued me. I love the first picture....and those little butts...swimming in that cold, cold water. How do they do it??

    Congrats on your POD award!

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  29. you are an amazing photographer. the shot after the hail started is so cool. who knew geese were so beautiful?

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  30. Tiaras & TantrumsNovember 14, 2008 at 1:19 AM

    Love the first shot - "Please Miss Lisa - not today - I haven't washed my feathers!!"

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  31. They are gorgeous shots. Glad you took them and shared!

    Congrats on POTD!

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  32. Did they try to eat you? Geese can be SO mean.

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  33. Those are wonderful shots. I am sick of the canadian geese too. Is that at Wild Wood?

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  34. I think with a knot like that on their heads they NEED a cute butt! Love the pictures. HAIL???

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  35. What a really nice photo shoot on geese. The rain drops that you captured are cool.

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  36. those geese always look like their face just got cut off in mid process and fitted with a door knob.
    Maybe they are borg geese. ha ha.

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  37. Hi, you've been MEME'd. Sorry to spoil your Sunday!

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  38. Yez … it IS the cutest little butt! I’m relieved to know it didn’t ‘fart’ … and I love them all, but the last shot is marvelous. You’re such a dedicated photographer … continuing to shoot in the rain ;--)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  39. I must admit, I do think little duck bums are cute. They remind me of little baby girls with those ruffle tights; so cute.

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  41. I've actually encountered one of these down here, but I thought the knot on his head was a mutation or a birth defect. who knew?

    The one I saw was an ugly cuss... mean too. And strong. I watched him toss a 100 lb woman around like a rag doll. Left nasty bruises too. I have a post of him somewhere... I'll look it up.

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