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Registered: December 2009
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I was going to use this image for the Isolation weekly theme a few weeks back but I'm putting it up now instead.

Here I was using the term isolation in the sense of complete separation from others and how more isolated could a creature be than to be left behind when all the other geese have migrated south for the winter and her on the heel of November we find a lone goose swimming in the still open water of the Assiniboine River and as the days past the open water shrinks to a few small open pools and then completely disappears.

Over the last few years I've seen geese like this left behind from migrating because of physical injury or illness but normally if one goose remains behind a few others will stay behind to keep it company but for this goose there was no-one and I'm not sure what eventually happened to it. People will feed it but with the cold of a Manitoba winter and with no open water the goose's goose is cooked so to speak.

Nik detail extractor (25,6,6,normal)
CS5 auto tone

f5.6 1/500 200mm

Taken November 28, 2013.
· Date: Tue October 18, 2016 · Views: 282 ·
Keywords: goose, Assiniboine River
Camera Make / Model: Nikon D90
Lens Make / Focal Length: AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm
Filters / Type Used: uv
Flash / Type Used: n/a
Event e.g. Grand Prix, Birthday, Sunrise: daily walk
State / County / Area Image Taken: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Processing Software Applications Used
Nik, CS5
Country Image Taken

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Registered: October 2010
Posts: 92
Tue October 18, 2016 3:11pm

I feel sorry for that goose, it looks very cold there already.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Wed October 19, 2016 2:39pm

Poor goose - sure hope it had a thick layer of goose fat to keep itself warm over the winter.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,829
Sat October 22, 2016 9:51pm

It always looks sad when any animal or bird is seen alone Jan. Your choice of processing conveys that sadness,

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