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Mary K. Robison level-classic 1/30/2011 2:47:09 AM

Wonderful mother-child moment, Terry! #1348536

Michelle Alton level-classic 1/30/2011 3:04:54 AM

Absolutely incredible....and fascinating settings! #9201618

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 1/30/2011 3:58:49 AM

WOW!!! Now that little one is new. Great MT capture and superb details. #9201667

Jessica Jenney level-classic 1/30/2011 4:38:18 AM

Incredible capture and timing, Terry! So sweet! #9201717

Joanne E. Bohenstengel level-classic 1/30/2011 4:58:59 AM

EXcellent MT and capture. #9201745

Leslie McLain level-classic 1/30/2011 5:15:41 AM

What an amazing capture, Terry. #9201775

Ron McEwan 1/30/2011 5:27:45 AM

Oh for heavens sake Terry, you are everywhere at the right time, one incredible shot WTG #9201789

Ellen Hodges level-classic 1/30/2011 6:32:47 AM

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. #9201921

Terry Cervi level-classic 1/30/2011 7:06:04 AM

Here's another shot of the gosling, still halfway inside his egg. #9202012

Agnes Fegan level-classic 1/30/2011 7:31:32 AM

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


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Gail P. Sullivan level-classic 1/30/2011 7:34:45 AM

Terry...what an amazing capture and story! #9202051

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/30/2011 8:47:53 AM

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

Melissa #9202201

Tiia Vissak level-classic 1/30/2011 10:46:23 AM

very sweet! #9202320

Julianne Bradford level-classic 1/30/2011 1:35:53 PM

How perfect Terry! Wonderful capture for MT! #9202583

Rony Sagy level-classic 1/30/2011 3:06:47 PM

Amazing capture, Terry. #9202688

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 1/30/2011 4:40:09 PM

Amazing series! I have never had the chance to witness a hatching! Awesome! #9202790

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 1/30/2011 5:07:05 PM

So sweet Terry, great story and wonderful that you were there to capture that whole beginning... glad it got a good home. #9202823

Joanne E. Bohenstengel 1/30/2011 5:28:09 PM

So glad there was a happy ending.. #9202845

Kathy Salerni level-classic 1/30/2011 7:08:00 PM

What a perfect capture for the MT, Terry! So glad you were there for the moment of birth and there was a happy ending! #9202991

Nadia Paul level-classic 1/30/2011 7:13:13 PM

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! #9203003

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 1/30/2011 8:33:22 PM

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! #9203095

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 1/31/2011 5:01:57 AM

All I am going to say Carol is...WINNER...WINNER...WINNER!!!! :) #9203504

Carla Capra level-classic 1/31/2011 7:05:34 AM

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 #9203685

Karen Celella level-classic 1/31/2011 7:11:01 AM

What an awesome experience, Terry. You have captured it beautifully with a heart warming story to top it off! #9203700

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 1/31/2011 7:50:40 AM

Absolutely amazing captures, Terry!!!
Look like winners to me!!!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #9203793

Val Feldman level-classic 1/31/2011 8:38:02 AM

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!) :) #9203872

Maria A. Gonzalez level-classic 2/2/2011 5:31:25 AM

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. #9207526

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic 2/2/2011 4:10:06 PM

How special! Such a touching story and incredible photograghy. Very beautiful work Terry. A perfect monthly theme entry. #9208764

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 2/4/2011 5:53:22 AM

Oh how wonderful to have witnessed this event Terry....so glad to hear a happy ending. Beautiful capture! #9212238

Kathy Salerni level-classic 2/10/2011 10:13:54 AM

Big congrats on this well deserved Finalist and good luck in the next round, Terry! #9224988

Jeana Clark 2/10/2011 10:40:10 AM


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

~J~ #9225142

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 2/10/2011 10:47:00 AM

Congratulations on your adorable finalist Terry! Great story and happy ending! #9225189

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 2/10/2011 11:06:29 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Terry. Good luck in the next round. Wonderful story. #9225371

Tiia Vissak level-classic 2/10/2011 11:34:06 AM

Congratulations! #9225630

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 2/10/2011 12:24:01 PM

No surprise here, Congrats again, Terry. #9226124

Bojan Bencic level-classic 2/10/2011 1:24:12 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Terry. WOW! #9226549

Ellen Hodges level-classic 2/10/2011 2:22:33 PM

CONGRATS on a fabulous finalist, Terry!! Very best luck in the next round!! #9227012

Julianne Bradford level-classic 2/10/2011 2:24:48 PM

Such a great finalist Terry! Congatulations! #9227025

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 2/10/2011 3:04:59 PM

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! #9227339

Debra R. Harder level-classic 2/10/2011 3:24:10 PM

OMG...this is absolutely incredible, Terry!! I bet we see GOLD here. Huge congratulations on your superb finalist! Deb #9227480

Danny B. Head level-classic 2/10/2011 3:49:23 PM

Glad there was a happy ending! Congrats...A true winner! #9227658

SaMi Martin level-classic 2/10/2011 3:50:00 PM

A winner in my book; and what a Happy Ending! Congrats Terry! #9227665

Raymond Pauly level-classic 2/10/2011 3:52:57 PM

Lovely finalist here, Terry. Congratulations! #9227694

Carla Capra level-classic 2/10/2011 4:02:14 PM

Hi Terry;
I'm so glad this adorable image rec'd a finalist award. Love it.
Congratulations.
;) CC #9227785

Ann Coates level-classic 2/10/2011 4:04:20 PM

Fantastic finalist, congratulations. I'm so pleased it had a happy ending. #9227810

Tammy Espino 2/10/2011 4:23:29 PM

Congrats on your finalist!! :) I like the story!! #9228017

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 2/10/2011 4:39:02 PM

Congarts! I know it's going to win BIG! #9228148

Karen Celella level-classic 2/10/2011 5:29:51 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous finalist, Terry. Get ready for the gold! #9228476

Carol Eade level-classic 2/10/2011 6:16:07 PM

A wonderful finalist, Terry, congratulations! #9228839

Evy Johansen level-classic 2/10/2011 6:17:35 PM

Big congratulations on this adorable finalist, Terry! #9228851

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 2/10/2011 6:27:12 PM

Congratulations Carol on this outstanding Finalist. Hope we see it with Gold. #9228930

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 2/10/2011 6:35:41 PM

WTG Terry, congrats on this WONDERFUL finalist! #9228998

Patricia A. Coblentz level-classic 2/10/2011 6:58:06 PM

Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Terry!! #9229210

Mary Timman level-classic 2/10/2011 7:31:57 PM

Congratulations and good luck! This is a fantastic capture! #9229461

Nadia Paul level-classic 2/10/2011 7:34:18 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Terry! #9229482

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 2/10/2011 7:43:43 PM

WOW, CONGRATULATIONS once again, Terry! WTG! #9229535

Kara Hendricks level-classic 2/10/2011 7:48:05 PM

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #9229561

Renee Doyle level-classic 2/10/2011 9:00:06 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Terry!! #9229851

John Rivera level-classic 2/11/2011 5:19:13 AM

Great work Terry!
Congrats on your fine Finalist! #9230925

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 2/11/2011 12:49:13 PM

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


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Marijana Fajgl level-classic 2/11/2011 2:01:36 PM

This is precious, Terry! Amazing capture. Big congratulations! #9232762

Orsi level-classic 2/11/2011 4:27:46 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Terry! #9233091

Jessica Jenney level-classic 2/11/2011 4:39:52 PM

I hope to see gold here very soon, Terry! Congratulations! So adorable! #9233157

Leslie McLain level-classic 2/11/2011 4:59:30 PM

Congrats on a terrific finalist, Terry. #9233269

Linda Blair 2/12/2011 7:39:35 AM

Congratulations....on this wonderful finalist!!! #9235332

Karen Celella level-classic 2/13/2011 5:37:12 AM

I wanted the gold on this, Terry! Please try it again! #9237462

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 2/15/2011 5:02:30 AM

Congratulations on this sweet Finalist, Terry! #9241763

marcia A. molnar level-classic 6/14/2011 3:35:20 PM

This is really wonderful! I am really enjoying looking at your beautiful gallery! You have a great eye! #9460644

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Sigma 150-500mm, 1/4000, F8. ISO1600
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.

Uploaded on 1/29/2011 8:53:04 PM

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