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A trip down to the Thames at Gravesend saw the community of swans waking up as the sun rose.
Derek

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Swans at Gravesend Prom.
Username:derekhansen derekhansen
Uploaded:15 Jan 2013 - 9:51 AM
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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 7:18 AM

A beautiful early morning scene as the world wakes up.
Ann

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
10 Oct 2012 - 8:10 AM

Oh man ! This is such a special image with a special ambience to it - I love it ! Great depth and detail too

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mlseawell
mlseawell e2 Member 4mlseawell vcard United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 - 8:12 AM

Great audience and lovely light!

Mark

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 8:25 AM

An image that illustrates how clean the Thames has become. A very positive sign Derek and that clear light put the emphasis on them !!
Ron.

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 8:28 AM

A very peaceful scene, especially being where you were.

Lovely light on the swans.

Ian

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 534 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 8:32 AM

Beautiful image and comp
Rgds
Jeremy

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 9:00 AM

Like your comp and that low early morning light in this Derek.
Good work
Regards Richard

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41053 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 9:46 AM

Lovely diagonal composition, Derek. I do envy your ability to get up and about for this gorgeous light.

Dave

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 10:03 AM

A beautiful composition Derek, on which really captures this wonderful morning scene superbly well. The glistening light and the swans certainly provides for a really pleasing image.

Regards Nathan

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 10:13 AM

A wonderful living diagonal Derek, an image to please and pry others to get out early.

Dougie

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Fefe
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10 Oct 2012 - 10:15 AM

Lovely image. Love the swan flying off into the waterGrin
Diane

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 1:46 PM

Thanks everyone. I was surprised the swans allowed me to get so close. I think they were too busy preening and cleaning their feathers to worry about me.


Quote: Lovely diagonal composition, Derek. I do envy your ability to get up and about for this gorgeous light.

Dave

It never gets easier to move that foot from bed to carpet. Dave.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 2:21 PM

Fabulous light.......Sandy

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 8:24 PM

That's one beautiful capture, Derek ,m8.
Alun

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 9:36 PM

Nice early light Derek and I am surprised it is so peaceful down the Thames.
regards
Yung

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 10:36 PM

its the early bird that catches the swan. well worth it Derek.

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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 4:25 PM

I really like this Derek, especially the composition, the swan in the bottom corner. Like how the long shadows and row of swans lead you to that early morning light - excellent work!

Sarah *

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2012 - 10:05 PM

What amazing light - I really like the pink tones on the swans - super shot SmileSmile
Helen

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