The Living Forest (342) : Domestic Goose

The Living Forest (342) : Domestic Goose

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Mark Billiau.


Premium (World), region Antwerp, Belgium

The Living Forest (342) : Domestic Goose

The Domestic Goose is derived from the wild Greylag Goose (see picture below) and this domestication (for meat, eggs and down feathers) is of very ancient date (archaeological evidence in Egypt from more than 4000 years ago !)

One individual weighs about 10 kg. This is much more compared to the average 4 kg. for the Greylag Goose.

Nowadays this animal also lives frequently in the great outdoors, such as parks and forest ponds (that’s why I placed this picture in my series of ‘The Living Forest’)

Dutch name : Huisgans
German name : Hausgänse
Latin name : Anser anser domesticus

Greylag Geese
Greylag Geese
Mark Billiau.

Comments 36

  • Patricia González Schütz 23/10/2015 8:28

    Beautiful...
  • cathy Blatt 30/09/2015 20:54

    ... and they are so intelligent.You managed to show him in fantastic light, really shows up his white feathers.cathy
  • s. sabine krause 30/09/2015 8:38

    a shot that makes me understand why geese are popular fairy tale creatures: they look so resolute, so pensive, so smart and so worldly-wise that one readily believes they may be enchanted kings and queens with loads and loads of stories to tell! ; ) this one here both seems to enjoy the last rays of a low sun and be acutely aware of your photographic presence! great capture, as always, mark! the white plumage was tricky, i bet… greetings, sabine.
  • Gerlinde Gottschalk 29/09/2015 18:20

    Im schönsten Abendlicht, eine Aufnahme zum genießen.
    LG.Gerlinde.
  • Inez Correia Marques 29/09/2015 13:18

    super exposure!

    beautiful indeed
  • Anita Jarzombek-Krauledies 29/09/2015 12:53

    Großartig hast Du das Motiv in dieser Bearbeitung präsentiert!!!!
    Viele Grüße Anita
  • Rudolf Averbeck 29/09/2015 12:02

    Perfekt.
    Du hast diese Ganz hervorragend in herrlichem Licht und ohne Überstrahlung ins Bild bekommen.
    Liebe Grüße
    Rudolf
  • Gaby Falkenberg 29/09/2015 11:06

    In einem wunderschönem Licht hast du die Gans erwischt,
    eine zauberhafte Aufnahme.
    L.G.Gaby
  • Adele Oliver 29/09/2015 3:35

    so proud as she sits there - great and also difficult light, but your exposure spot-on and the definition in her white plumage excellent !!!
    greetings, Adele
  • Wolfgang Bazer 28/09/2015 23:51

    Ein ganz wunderbares Gansporträt!
    LG Wolfgang
  • NaturPur22 28/09/2015 22:06

    Wundervoll ! LG Angelika
  • Nadège3 28/09/2015 21:37

    Très bel éclairage et lumière sur dame oie !!! amclt nadege !
  • Rita Möck 28/09/2015 20:34

    herrlich in diesem Licht .....LG - Rita -
  • aline64 28/09/2015 18:27

    très belle prise et son plumage est magnifique
    amicalement
  • Angelika El. 28/09/2015 18:13


    Oh, sie sieht großartig aus und das Licht und die natürliche Umgebung gefallen mir hier sehr gut!
    Es ist zu hoffen, dass sie Martini überleben wird.
    Für mich müsste sie nicht ihr Leben lassen.... ;-)

    LG! a.