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I'd like to add a bit more about this little gosling. I happened to arrive at the cemetery where I had been keeping an eye on the nest, just in time to see movement and a hole beginning to appear in the egg. The other goslings had already hatched the day before and this was the one remaining egg that did hatch. The other egg that you see underneath the mom was destroyed. So I stayed for the entire event, taking photos of the process from start to finish. What a great morning! Just to add one more bit of information, the mother and day old babies ended up leaving this little one behind but the story has a happy ending. The gosling was taken to the SPCA and consequently adopted and is living a happy life on a Western NY farm.

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    Wonderful mother-child moment, Terry!

1/30/2011 2:47:09 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Absolutely incredible....and fascinating settings!

1/30/2011 3:04:54 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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WOW!!! Now that little one is new. Great MT capture and superb details.

1/30/2011 3:58:49 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Incredible capture and timing, Terry! So sweet!

1/30/2011 4:38:18 AM

 
Joanne E. Bohenstengel
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EXcellent MT and capture.

1/30/2011 4:58:59 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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What an amazing capture, Terry.

1/30/2011 5:15:41 AM

 
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Oh for heavens sake Terry, you are everywhere at the right time, one incredible shot WTG

1/30/2011 5:27:45 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Super adorable capture and wonderful timing, Terry! Glad it worked out okay for the little one. Saw something last spring that I never saw before, two mother ducks were very competitive and were "stealing" ducklings from each other.

1/30/2011 6:32:47 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Here's another shot of the gosling, still halfway inside his egg.

1/30/2011 7:06:04 AM

 
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Truly beautiful and amazing shots Terry! I am glad it also had a happy ending!


1/30/2011 7:31:32 AM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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Terry...what an amazing capture and story!

1/30/2011 7:34:45 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Your recording of this event is fantastic, Terry!! The described events are wonderful and heartwarming, as well!!

Melissa

1/30/2011 8:47:53 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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very sweet!

1/30/2011 10:46:23 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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How perfect Terry! Wonderful capture for MT!

1/30/2011 1:35:53 PM

 
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Amazing capture, Terry.

1/30/2011 3:06:47 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Amazing series! I have never had the chance to witness a hatching! Awesome!

1/30/2011 4:40:09 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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So sweet Terry, great story and wonderful that you were there to capture that whole beginning... glad it got a good home.

1/30/2011 5:07:05 PM

 
Joanne E. Bohenstengel
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So glad there was a happy ending..

1/30/2011 5:28:09 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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What a perfect capture for the MT, Terry! So glad you were there for the moment of birth and there was a happy ending!

1/30/2011 7:08:00 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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It's the little things like this that make photography so worthwhile! Wonderful capture of this Terry, and so glad there was a happy ending!

1/30/2011 7:13:13 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Terry, what a fabulous series of this event - thank you for sharing it with us! I have never witnessed a hatching or even seen goslings this little before - must have been thrilling to watch and record. So glad that the little one found a new home. A fabulous MT entry that I'm sure we'll see again!

1/30/2011 8:33:22 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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All I am going to say Carol is...WINNER...WINNER...WINNER!!!! :)

1/31/2011 5:01:57 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Hi Terry;
Great captures of this amazing event. My heart just broke for this little one and I'm soo glad it was adopted into a loving home. Beautiful images.
;) CC

1/31/2011 7:05:34 AM

 
Karen Celella
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What an awesome experience, Terry. You have captured it beautifully with a heart warming story to top it off!

1/31/2011 7:11:01 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Absolutely amazing captures, Terry!!!
Look like winners to me!!!
Smiles, Lisa♥

1/31/2011 7:50:40 AM

 
Val Feldman
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What a wonderful story - both by your excellent photos and in your story-telling itself. Leave it to you to be in the right place and at the perfect moment to capture this...but then, I'd expect nothing less from you! :) So happy all ended well for this little guy and happy you had the opportunity to witness something most of us will never have the opportunity to see. Big thanks for sharing, Ms. Terry! (Perfect MT capture by the way!) :)

1/31/2011 8:38:02 AM

 
Maria A. Gonzalez
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A very beautiful moment captured,Terry..A wonderful a sweet portrait of mother and baby...
You wonder why it was left behind..Happy ending for this little one..
We have Chinese quails in the conservatory and sometimes they abandoned their eggs after some have hatched..We placed the eggs in the incubator with some success at times..Nature is so fascinating and observing it gives us a better understanding of life.Great story and capture,Terry.

2/2/2011 5:31:25 AM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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How special! Such a touching story and incredible photograghy. Very beautiful work Terry. A perfect monthly theme entry.

2/2/2011 4:10:06 PM

 
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Oh how wonderful to have witnessed this event Terry....so glad to hear a happy ending. Beautiful capture!

2/4/2011 5:53:22 AM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Big congrats on this well deserved Finalist and good luck in the next round, Terry!

2/10/2011 10:13:54 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Wonderful Finalist!!!
Congratulations!
Best of luck in the next round!!

~J~

2/10/2011 10:40:10 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your adorable finalist Terry! Great story and happy ending!

2/10/2011 10:47:00 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Terry. Good luck in the next round. Wonderful story.

2/10/2011 11:06:29 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

2/10/2011 11:34:06 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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No surprise here, Congrats again, Terry.

2/10/2011 12:24:01 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Terry. WOW!

2/10/2011 1:24:12 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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CONGRATS on a fabulous finalist, Terry!! Very best luck in the next round!!

2/10/2011 2:22:33 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Such a great finalist Terry! Congatulations!

2/10/2011 2:24:48 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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We all knew this couldn't miss, Terry! It's such a fabulous image with a wonderful story behind it! Hope to see it with a GOLD Winner! Big Contrats!

2/10/2011 3:04:59 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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OMG...this is absolutely incredible, Terry!! I bet we see GOLD here. Huge congratulations on your superb finalist! Deb

2/10/2011 3:24:10 PM

 
Danny B. Head
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Glad there was a happy ending! Congrats...A true winner!

2/10/2011 3:49:23 PM

 
SaMi Martin
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A winner in my book; and what a Happy Ending! Congrats Terry!

2/10/2011 3:50:00 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Lovely finalist here, Terry. Congratulations!

2/10/2011 3:52:57 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Hi Terry;
I'm so glad this adorable image rec'd a finalist award. Love it.
Congratulations.
;) CC

2/10/2011 4:02:14 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Fantastic finalist, congratulations. I'm so pleased it had a happy ending.

2/10/2011 4:04:20 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your finalist!! :) I like the story!!

2/10/2011 4:23:29 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congarts! I know it's going to win BIG!

2/10/2011 4:39:02 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your fabulous finalist, Terry. Get ready for the gold!

2/10/2011 5:29:51 PM

 
Carol Eade
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A wonderful finalist, Terry, congratulations!

2/10/2011 6:16:07 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on this adorable finalist, Terry!

2/10/2011 6:17:35 PM

 
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Congratulations Carol on this outstanding Finalist. Hope we see it with Gold.

2/10/2011 6:27:12 PM

 
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WTG Terry, congrats on this WONDERFUL finalist!

2/10/2011 6:35:41 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Terry!!

2/10/2011 6:58:06 PM

 
Mary Timman
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Congratulations and good luck! This is a fantastic capture!

2/10/2011 7:31:57 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist Terry!

2/10/2011 7:34:18 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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WOW, CONGRATULATIONS once again, Terry! WTG!

2/10/2011 7:43:43 PM

 
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Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos

2/10/2011 7:48:05 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Terry!!

2/10/2011 9:00:06 PM

 
John Rivera
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Great work Terry!
Congrats on your fine Finalist!

2/11/2011 5:19:13 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna


2/11/2011 12:49:13 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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This is precious, Terry! Amazing capture. Big congratulations!

2/11/2011 2:01:36 PM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Terry!

2/11/2011 4:27:46 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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I hope to see gold here very soon, Terry! Congratulations! So adorable!

2/11/2011 4:39:52 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a terrific finalist, Terry.

2/11/2011 4:59:30 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations....on this wonderful finalist!!!

2/12/2011 7:39:35 AM

 
Karen Celella
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I wanted the gold on this, Terry! Please try it again!

2/13/2011 5:37:12 AM

 
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Congratulations on this sweet Finalist, Terry!

2/15/2011 5:02:30 AM

 
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This is really wonderful! I am really enjoying looking at your beautiful gallery! You have a great eye!

6/14/2011 3:35:20 PM

 
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