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I loved the patterns in the water surrounding this immature swan whilst he was foraging for food.

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Almost mono
Username:barbarahirst barbarahirst
Uploaded:2 Dec 2010 - 7:51 AM
Tags:General, Swan, Water, Wildlife / nature
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jeb2012
jeb2012  4 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 - 7:53 AM

An excellent capture

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BettyFlashlight

lovely animals so mute but powerful

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 7:59 AM

Excellent - nearly abstract. A

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 8:13 AM

Very effective indeed, Barbs.

Ann

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 8:14 AM

brilliant detail barbara wonderfull tones love the water a cacker nice one Wink
andy

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 8:18 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

If you have photoshop Barbs have you ever tried shadows/highlights this question is not meant to offend but your image appears a little dark on my screen - having said this I do like the abstract with the swan included. I just tried the shadows thing on my pc with your picture you would be amazed at the difference - another epz member made me aware some weeks back and I use the shadows tool a lot now and very pleased with the result it gives, dunno why I never found it before.

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 - 8:23 AM

Great shot

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Cat&Mouse
Cat&Mouse  10101 forum posts Russian Federation
2 Dec 2010 - 9:04 AM

Fine close up shot, great detail!

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susanbarton
2 Dec 2010 - 9:29 AM

Beautiful detail Barbs, love the pattens in the water too

Susan

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 - 9:32 AM

Yes the water is lovely but I think pluckyfilly has given you some good advice. I always think curves helps too.
Mavis
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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 6DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 9:35 AM

Its a lovely image and its what we would call "A Mucky Duck" well caught.


David.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom970 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 9:51 AM

The curves of the neck are part of the abstract swirls, interesting.
Moira

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 10:43 AM

Like the curve of the neck against the water patterns. Well seen Barbara.
Regards Richard

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
2 Dec 2010 - 11:20 AM

Agreat shot Barbara great swirls and comp.
jj

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 11:42 AM

Beautiful shot young one,thanks for the pm,

Aidan,,

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 12:13 PM

Well done Barbara, you have captured some nice detail here, a little dark but as has been mentioned, highlights and shadows would improve it,
Geoff.

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 - 12:22 PM

A super capture.
Dave

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7102 forum postsTrev_B vcard England63 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 1:31 PM

Hi Barb, these are wonderful birds to photograph, they don't tend to fly off as soon as you get close. As Richard says the curve of the neck against the water is very nice.

Do you shoot in NEF format (RAW) ? if not give it a whirl as it will get you out of all types of problems.

Trev

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 1:34 PM

Brilliant shot Barbara, superb detail and I love the composition, beautifully captured.

Hugh

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 2:05 PM

The shadow/highlight tool would work well, there is also another tool--- IMAGE.adjustments.brightness/contrast in PS that would alter this image enough to bring out highlights and lighten it----- HOwever, I like the tones and details as it is, maybe just a tad dark--

fantastic composition and textures!
JEnnnnnnn

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 2:14 PM

A fine image, Barbs, wonderful water movement, well captured. Carol

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 2:53 PM

A super capture, Barbs. Yes, maybe a little dark in the shadows, but you've captured some lovely detail and textures, which must be seen large to appreciate.
TrevB Smile

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gingerdelight

Sorry Barbara! Meant to comment on this earlier but my internet went walkabout!
A great shot, lovely detail!
Carol

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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
2 Dec 2010 - 3:12 PM

Lovely image!Simply beautiful.

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samlw68
samlw68  4 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 - 3:58 PM

great capture, good detail

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 4:05 PM

Yes you are right Barbara. They are lovely patterns.

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 4:16 PM

Lovely black water abstract created by the swan.
Barbara

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 5:31 PM

Great picture, I suspect the water patterns would not work so well lighter, but that is all subjective anyway.
jon

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 6:57 PM

You certainly have some lovely movement in this Barbara, a good shot
Lillian

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 - 7:26 PM

Wonderful water movement, Barbara, fabulous details on the swan, a cracking image.
Roy

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 8:50 PM

A lovely shot Barbara - full of interesting patterns and ripples.

Sue

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 9:13 PM

Lovely close up, beautiful stuff, I liked it
Astyag

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2010 - 12:33 AM

Beautiful shot.well done.

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LV426
LV426  5 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2010 - 1:12 AM

I like those drained colours in your picture here.
Make it look somber and eerie.
Good observations.
Tarek

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tashi
tashi  32 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2010 - 8:12 AM

Interesting shot! Well taken.
Rani

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2010 - 3:17 PM

He looks a right mucky duck barbara

bernie

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
4 Dec 2010 - 3:44 PM

Simply a great capture.
Well done.
Robert

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2010 - 11:08 PM

Superbly captured Barbara.
Pete.

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NobbytheNobster

Super shot Barbara Smile
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digital_boi
16 Dec 2010 - 12:17 PM

love it the darkness of the water makes it for me click

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