Saturday, October 11, 2008

Thematic Photographic 19: "Grounded" - v.3.0


"Ugly Duck Goose I"
Raleigh, NC - April 2000 (Click to embiggen)

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"Ugly Duck Goose II"
Raleigh, NC - April 2000 (Click to embiggen)

Thematic Photographic hosted by Carmi - Button Image by Smarmoofus Hosted by Written Inc.

This has got to be the most singularly ugly bird I've ever seen. I was never sure if he was deformed, or just some odd mutant version of a Canada Goose I'd never seen before. I don't recall ever seeing him fly, and with those wings I'm not sure he could. Doesn't seem like he'd have enough wing there to hold him up. That's how he came to be a subject for the "Grounded" theme.

What I can tell you is that he was strong enough to toss a 100-pound woman around like a rag doll, and leave some pretty interesting bruises in the process. (I saw him do it.)


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5 comments:

Mimi Lenox said...

Does he play dodge ball? He looks oddly familiar....

photowannabe said...

That is one ugly critter. I don't think I want to mess with him-thank you...
Great grounded theme Mojo.

Mona said...

she does have a nasty 'expression' on her 'face' :D

No way! she couldn't have possibly done that!.. The dragging of the woman part!!

ciara said...

'duck, duck, GOOSE!' ha ha sorry..couldn't help myself. great photos...even if he is a bit weird looking lol

NovaS said...

who knows it might turned out one day into a beautiful swan.. just like the ugly duckling story... happy weekend