Shake it, If you got it !!

© Derek D. Dafoe

Shake it, If you got it !!

Susan Weisensel level-classic 5/19/2008 6:01:29 AM

So very cute Derek, outstanding detail. So sorry they did not make it. #924321

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 5/19/2008 6:07:34 AM

Oh my, great capture, Derek.

Dominick #5941439

Dianna Hauf level-classic 5/19/2008 6:28:50 AM

Oh my goodness Derek!!! What an adorable, precious capture!!!! I squeal with delight over such a capture and then my heart breaks at how cruel mother nature can be! I am glad you got this shot! It really is terrific. #5941548

Jennifer L. Taranto 5/19/2008 7:26:08 AM

aww ... what an adorable little one!! shame to hear that this cutie didn't make it :( beautifully captured!! lovely clarity!! #5941767

Anne M. Young 5/19/2008 7:47:19 AM

Another stunning shot - can see this a winner! Love it #5941839

BILLY R. PARKER 5/19/2008 8:02:36 AM

HOW SAD !! SORRY TO HEAR THEY DID NOT MAKE IT !! BEAUTIFUL IMAGE !! BILLY #5941895

Chua Wee Boo 5/19/2008 8:04:21 AM

How terrific this shot is,Derek!A winner to me! #5941902

cheryl m. phillips level-classic 5/19/2008 8:20:04 AM

Ohhhh.....
Poor things.
This is really cute! Glad that you were able to get these shots though!
~cheryl #5941966

Lisa R. Buffington level-classic 5/19/2008 8:28:03 AM

So adorable yet so sad! Beautiful image of this cute little one. Mother nature can be cruel. Glad you were able to get the shot. #5941999

Martie Last 5/19/2008 9:27:56 AM

What a great moment in time! I love the way the water is dancing off that little body. #5942227

Mike Umbreit level-classic 5/19/2008 7:33:39 PM

Derek - This is such a neat shot!! Love the details and colors! Sometimes I wish there were a few more predators in the pond near me as the geese become overly abundant and cause other problems. A balance would be nice. - Mike #5947715

Jim Huffield 5/19/2008 8:21:47 PM

Derek your photography is awesome, keep up the good work. Jim #5948062

Brett Dolsen 5/20/2008 2:01:49 AM

An amazing capture and clarity Derek!!Id hope we see this again!!
Brett #5949427

Derek D. Dafoe 5/21/2008 10:38:30 AM

Thanks everyone for taking the time to comment!! #5957706

Dawn M. Schneider 5/22/2008 7:03:32 AM

Oh my gosh is this fantastic!!!! I love everything about it. I hope you entered this image in one of the contests. winner!! #5961913

Jennifer L. Alder 5/23/2008 1:26:34 AM

LOL!!!
How did I miss this one?
SUPER CUTE- Love your pov and the setting. :) #5965188

Elida Gutierrez 5/23/2008 10:21:39 AM

Gorgeous capture!!!

Love it!!! #5967187

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 5/23/2008 10:23:03 AM

Perfect timing, Derek! I love how you captured the trail of water drops with your fast shutter speed. #5967189

Kimi A. Phillips 5/23/2008 12:18:28 PM

Adorable image! Great timing, Derek! #5967555

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 5/23/2008 5:32:48 PM

Outstanding capture Derek.... Nature is tough and it hurts to see that the little ones have disappeared. Your photography really has given this baby a life through your work and we all benefit from your talent!! Jeff #5968659

Kathy Cline level-classic 5/24/2008 6:25:34 AM

AWWWW I LUV HIM/HER!! Actually I "LOVE" all your animals. Your web site name is also adorable.
BLESSINGS Kathy #5970663

Dennis Flanagan level-classic 6/10/2008 7:44:28 AM

Fun shot Derek. #6042761

Kimi A. Phillips level-classic 6/19/2008 9:17:41 AM

BIG CONGRATS!!!!!:) #6078547

Kathy L. Clark level-classic 6/19/2008 9:48:06 AM

Derek congratulations on your fabulous finalist. This is so..... cute. #6078934

Daniella Puente level-classic 6/19/2008 9:49:31 AM

Superb finalist!!!! #6078957

Jennifer L. Alder level-classic 6/19/2008 10:08:54 AM

So happy to see this one again, Derek! Big congrats on your finalist ! :) #6079196

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 6/19/2008 10:32:51 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Derek! #6079492

Michelle L. Frick level-classic 6/19/2008 10:56:48 AM

Congratulations Derek!! #6079765

Dianna Hauf level-classic 6/19/2008 11:36:31 AM

So happy to see this as a finalist! Congratulations Derek!!! #6080126

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 6/19/2008 11:56:29 AM

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE, So sad of a story!

BIG Congrats on your finalist!
Best of Luck in the next round! #6080266

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 6/19/2008 12:59:19 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Derek! #6080607

Mike Umbreit level-classic 6/19/2008 2:37:41 PM

Derek - Congratulations on your shakin' finalist! - Mike #6080954

Sandy Hawkins level-classic 6/19/2008 4:37:43 PM

Derek,

Congrats on this darling finalist!

Sandy :-) #6081472

Deb Koskovich 6/19/2008 5:02:00 PM

Adorable! Congrats on your great finalist, Derek! #6081603

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 6/19/2008 5:12:10 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Derek! #6081664

Anne M. Young 6/19/2008 5:26:45 PM

Congartulations a great finalist - the little fella lives on despite the turtles! Good luck #6081759

Stephanie Frey 6/19/2008 6:28:04 PM

Congratulations Derek! #6081948

Sam Britt level-classic 6/19/2008 7:00:12 PM

Congratulations, Derek!! #6082095

Colleen Farrell level-classic 6/19/2008 8:23:15 PM

OMG, this is sooo cute! Congratulations on an awesome finalist, Derek! Sorry to hear none of the babies survived. #6082502

Sharon level-classic 6/20/2008 1:01:51 AM

Congratulations on your amazing finalist. #6083240

Brett Dolsen 6/20/2008 1:29:30 AM

Congratulations Derek well deserved!!Brett #6083263

Michelle Alton level-classic 6/20/2008 2:07:25 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful FINALIST Derek! Next step: Winners' Circle! Michelle #6083331

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 6/20/2008 5:33:58 AM

Congrats Derek on this Excellent Finalist! Jeff #6084017

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 6/20/2008 6:09:58 AM

Totally gorgeous Derek!!!! A big CONGRATS on your Finalist! #6084220

Erica Murphy level-classic 6/20/2008 10:09:00 AM

Congratulations on this great finalist! #6085352

Jim Huffield 6/20/2008 12:15:07 PM

Awesome win, Derek. Jim #6085695

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 6/20/2008 12:30:03 PM

A huge congratulations on your well-deserved WIN Derek! #6085760

Jennifer L. Alder 6/20/2008 12:33:53 PM

Big congrats, Derek, on your winning image!!! Yay! :) #6085795

Tiia Vissak level-classic 6/20/2008 12:40:23 PM

Congratulations! #6085847

Kimi A. Phillips 6/20/2008 12:48:55 PM

CONGRATS!!!:) #6085943

Amber Kennedy level-classic 6/20/2008 12:53:35 PM

congrats on this well deserved win! #6085987

Sharon F. Morris level-classic 6/20/2008 1:02:31 PM

So cute!! Wonderful capture. Congrats on your win. :-) #6086076

Sharon level-classic 6/20/2008 1:19:43 PM

WTG, Derek. Congratulations on your Second Place win... did I hear beer this weekend ???? LOL Have a great time celebrating and have one for me. #6086213

Deb Koskovich 6/20/2008 1:37:20 PM

Congrats on your very deserving win, Derek! #6086304

Mike Umbreit level-classic 6/20/2008 1:39:52 PM

Derek - WTG there buddy!!! - Mike #6086328

Bojan Bencic level-classic 6/20/2008 2:52:02 PM

Congratulations, Derek! #6086642

Elida Gutierrez 6/20/2008 7:54:36 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The Golden Cup
A Special Trophy for
"The May Winners" #6087720

Tarun Bose 6/21/2008 12:57:58 AM

Congrats Derek, for your excellent winner. #6088466

Derek D. Dafoe 6/21/2008 2:11:36 AM

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments and continued support here at BP!!! #6088613

Michelle Alton level-classic 6/21/2008 2:52:13 AM

Derek, I'm thrilled to see this fantastic photo as a winner! Really big congratulations!
Michelle #6088651

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 6/21/2008 2:57:05 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!!! WTG! #6088672

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 6/21/2008 3:47:22 AM

Congrats Derek on your well deserved Win! Jeff #6088824

Michael G. Marshall level-classic 6/21/2008 5:48:56 AM

Congratulations Derek on your winning image! Michael #6089317

Colleen Farrell level-classic 6/21/2008 11:06:10 AM

WTG, Derek! A most well-deserved win! #6090483

Stephanie Frey 6/21/2008 2:42:55 PM

Congrats Derek on your beautiful win! #6090937

Laura E. Swan level-classic 6/21/2008 9:55:04 PM

DEREK! This is so exciting!!! So happy for you friend! -Laura Swan #6091838

Martie Last 6/22/2008 6:40:30 AM

Congratulations on this well-deserved award! I knew this was a winner! Way to go, Derek! #6092699

Gary Lange 6/23/2008 7:54:52 AM

SUPERB timing and outstanding comp on this winner, Derek!! Many congrats!! #6096820

Laurie Daily level-classic 6/25/2008 5:33:23 PM

How perfect, Derek! Congratulations on your great winner. So sad to hear of the snappers. I think that is the reason why baby ducks don't stay long in our pond, although I like to think momma duck takes them down into the swamp for safe keeping!
#6107057

Anita Hogue level-classic 6/29/2008 11:05:15 AM

WOW, CONGRATULATIONS! This is absolutely fabulous, Derek! #6120884

Roger Fry 7/2/2008 1:57:55 AM

Must get a 40D and a 500mm lens ! Fantastic ! #6131233

Donna R. Wageman level-classic 7/2/2008 3:27:17 PM

Congratulations! #6133530

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 7/6/2008 4:07:21 PM

Congratulations Derek on your Win.


Dominick #6146890

Elizabeth A. Marker level-classic 7/7/2008 9:51:47 PM

Congratulations on such an awesome capture!! #6152302

Janice Mezzacappa level-classic 7/19/2008 10:55:40 AM

Fantastic capture, the details are just amazing, CONGRATS!!! #6198619

Melissa Wynn level-classic 8/13/2008 8:30:32 PM

AWWWW this is just so cute! Great capture of the gosling shaking off the water. Sorry the little fellows didn't survive. Congratulations on your win. Love it. Missy #6310349

Madison Dafoe 1/1/2009 1:37:59 PM

awwww hes so cute:)i could not get a picture like that #6967764

Jane Hirst level-classic 3/27/2011 6:57:04 PM

Wonder capture....I can hardly wait for this years new crop of babies. I just love it. #9321062

Laura E. Swan level-classic 4/28/2011 12:20:15 AM

Lol! I love your title Derek! Really cute! I just saw this image scrolling on the BP winners circle!

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On You Big GOLD WIN!!!

-Laura :) #9375780


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Description

Baby Canada Goose Gosling shaking the water off of him/her self. Sadly this entire brood of chicks has fallen to predation, likely from snapping Turtles...
Aperture 4.0, 1/800, ISO 400, 500mm F4L IS...
PhotoID: 6208034

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 500.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 5/19/2008 5:42:46 AM

Made With

Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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