Black, white and red

By: Arjen Drost

Dec 31 2008

Category: Birds, the Netherlands

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Aperture:f/6.3
Focal Length:420mm
ISO:200
Shutter:1/160 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 40D

 

A Red-breasted Goose in a mixed flock of Brent and Barnacle Geese in the frost

The past weeks have been really cold in the Netherlands with temperatures below 0 also during the day. Even though there wasn’t any snow most of the Netherlands was still white as it was covered in frost. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to take pictures until the last day of the year.

 

On Schiermonnikoog it was quite foggy, which gave together with the frost a really nice impression. There were many flocks of Barnacle and Brent Geese on the island. Pictures of groups like that are almost black and white, except when there is a Red-breasted Goose in between them to brighten up the picture. Red-breasted Geese can be notorious difficult to find, however this one somehow showed up easily every time.
Barnacle Goose - Brandgans - Branta leucopsis

A flock of Barnacle Geese in a frost covered farmland

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