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This swan even with youngsters kept getting closer without fear
V2 showing the fuller look and beak detail!!Wink
I know it could probably do with a little sharpening, but like this out of camera just made a square crop!
taken on a very dull day...but full of exploring around the north of France

Thank You to Nathan and Lucien for your User Awards yesterday
and to you all for your comments

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF70-200mm f/4L USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Jun 2013 - 12:36 PM
Focal Length:257mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Closer
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:28 Jun 2013 - 7:22 AM
Tags:Feather, France, General, Swan, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

Comments

User_Removed
28 Jun 2013 - 7:27 AM

Beautiful detail in both captures,

Lucien.

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1624 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 7:38 AM

Beautiful captures of this male Mute Swan.
Nigel

capto
capto e2 Member 2989 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 7:40 AM

Good portrait of this graceful creature.Smile

ivor

M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 - 7:45 AM

Stunning portrait.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32885 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 7:48 AM

Two most beautiful captures Lillian.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
28 Jun 2013 - 7:51 AM

Beautiful captures Lillian, love the detail captured in V1 which is my favourite,
Fred.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 7:52 AM

Great detail in both the whites and the blacks around the head, Lillian: like both equally but the close up in V 1 is my favourite.
Ronnie.

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 7:52 AM

brilliant detail lillian wonderful comp and colours v1 for me today nice one Wink
andy

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 7:58 AM

Super detail Lillian.
Ann

widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 8:05 AM

Lovely detail V1 for me . Im going tae swan off tae work now WinkWink

Rod

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 8:13 AM

Superb detail in this lovely swan portrait.

Albert

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 8:41 AM

Two super images Lillian, V1 has to be my favorite but only just Smile

Hugh

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 8:56 AM

Both very lovely but for the serene mood it's got to be V2.Smile
Joan.

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9472 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 8:58 AM

I will go with V1. This is a super portrait with detail throughout those whites.

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 9:03 AM

Sharp and well exposed Lillian. Lovely shot.GrinGrin
Ron

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 9:04 AM

Very nice image..
Good whites in image..

Dave

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 9:10 AM

Nice Images!!

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 9:13 AM

Nice images Lillian, V1 for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 9:34 AM

Two lovely images.

Caziwinkles
28 Jun 2013 - 10:06 AM

Lovely detail in him Lillian - he looks to have his beady eye on you!! Smile

Carol

Bravdo
Bravdo  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 11:08 AM

2 great captures as always lillian has to be V1 for me. Loving your P/F

Barry

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 11:09 AM

These are two stunners, Lillian!
V1 is my favourite but there's little between them!

Richard

Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 11:23 AM

Great detail in this pair of images Lillian, you have captured his grace and beauty superbly.

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
28 Jun 2013 - 11:54 AM

Beautiful Lillian, I love swans.. wonderful capture GrinGrin

LynetteGrinGrin

bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 1:02 PM

Two crackers Lillian love the detail in V1SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Rob .Smile

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85859 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 1:30 PM

Looks OK to me Lillian
Spot on exposure and detail

A long way to go, to nail a SwanWink

Adrian

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 2:00 PM

Superb detail and exposure on those white feathers LillianSmile
Carole

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
28 Jun 2013 - 2:02 PM

Two great captures Lillian. V1 an excellent portrait.
Effrossini

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 3:01 PM

Great whites and details held well! Super togging!

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 3:06 PM

Two beauties, Lillian, very rarely see swans here. Carol

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 4:40 PM

Stunning images Lillian, V1 a superb portrait....love the feather in the beak

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
28 Jun 2013 - 5:32 PM

Beautiful shots and V1 for me. What a beautiful portrait. Moira

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 5:34 PM

A lovely Duo Lillian, love the Feather in the Beak on V2 Smile

John Smile

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 6:17 PM

Hello Lillian where you been hiding lol. Two beautiful shots here, you have handled the whites greatly

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 7:21 PM

Two stunning shots Lillian. I love these elegant birds but they do make me a little nervous!

Kathryn

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 7:41 PM

To copy Ronnie's comment - wonderful detail in the whites and blacks - not as easy as you make it look.
V1 for the amazing detail.
KateGrinGrinGrin

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 7:51 PM

Two super detailed shots & love the close up
Ju

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 8:19 PM

An excellent portrait of this elegant bird, so expertly exposed to capture some wonderful feather detail

bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 9:19 PM

Hi Lillian a stunning sharp image as always

Bob

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 - 11:58 PM

Looovely shots Lillian. Cathy

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2013 - 8:34 AM

Difficult to get the exposure right on swans but you have done so beautifully. Lovely shots.

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2013 - 6:47 PM

I really like the detail and close-up in V1, Lillian. Very handsome portrait.

Andrew

digital_boi
3 Jul 2013 - 12:17 PM

Has to be V1 for me Lillian excellent detail excellent think I have finally caught up again.

G

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