Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Verse Two – Barnacle Geese

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: My Favorite Things, Verse Two

Cee has came up with a great idea for getting photo’s for her theme where you are to create a photo from a verse in a song she has chosen and create a post with it. The verse is below and my take is of some Barnacle Geese grazing in the distance on the shore.

“Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels, Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles, Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings, These are a few of my favorite things.”

Well I missed them flying and certainly with the moon on their wings but this will do as taken with the Pentax Q10 with my Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 lens on it maxed out at 200mm giving me 1100mm @f5.6 on a tripod as lessons learned before, trying to handhold this wee camera and having to manually focus is a nightmare when the subject is moving, in fact almost impossible.

Barnacle Geese

Barnacle Geese

A little Info on them:

(1). Barnacle geese frequently build their nests high on mountain cliffs; away from predators (primarily Arctic foxes and polar bears) but also away from food. Like all geese, the goslings are not fed by the adults. Instead of bringing food to the newly hatched goslings, the goslings are brought to the ground. Unable to fly, the three day old goslings jump off the cliff and fall; their small size, feathery down, and very light weight helps to protect some of them from serious injury when they hit the rocks below, but many die from the impact. Arctic foxes are attracted by the noise made by the parent geese during this time and capture many dead or injured goslings. The foxes also stalk the young as they are led by the parents to wetland feeding areas.

Pretty brutal parenting if you ask me but I suppose it’s survival of the fittest in the wild. Visit Cee’s Challenge here

(1) Sourced from Wikipedia

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