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Tara keeps a close eye on the swans while on a walk in the park..


LARGE + F11 OF COURSE Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:10-20
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Tara and Swans
Username:paulcr paulcr
Uploaded:24 Feb 2010 - 8:15 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
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AnnieKisster
24 Feb 2010 - 8:18 PM

I love the contrasting sharp and softness. Beautiful colours Great.

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youmightlikethis
youmightlikethis e2 Member 121015 forum postsyoumightlikethis vcard Scotland
24 Feb 2010 - 8:19 PM

VERY NICE

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digital_boi
24 Feb 2010 - 8:20 PM

very contrasting moody calm pleasant tranquil

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youngwooly
24 Feb 2010 - 8:20 PM

Makes you wonder what she's thinking great shot

Mark

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 8:21 PM

Brilliant love it

Brian..........................................

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tpics
tpics  4 United States
24 Feb 2010 - 8:25 PM

yes this is a good one...wonderful scene

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 8:26 PM

Superb image .... Colin

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 8:30 PM

Cheers guys.Very quick with the mod Ian Smile Paul

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User_Removed
24 Feb 2010 - 8:32 PM

breathtaking shot, a real gem. My money's on an HC/EC with this one

rgds
Dave

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Eviscera e2 Member 81104 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 8:32 PM

Absolute class.

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borrower
borrower  5 England
24 Feb 2010 - 8:33 PM

Superb capture, lovely detail, and sitter...
Louise

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Imagephotographics

Excellent shot !

Chris

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 8:36 PM

Very kind comments guys, much appreciated. Paul

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nellabella
24 Feb 2010 - 8:37 PM

Great shot with wonderful colours

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luckybry
luckybry e2 Member 4luckybry vcard Scotland
24 Feb 2010 - 8:39 PM

wow
bryan

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 8:47 PM

Thanks folks. Paul

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WillieH
WillieH  8 Scotland
24 Feb 2010 - 8:49 PM

Superb, detail and colours lovely, nice one.

Kind Regards Willie

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 8:56 PM

Cheers Willie. Paul

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polly470
polly470 e2 Member 525 forum postspolly470 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 9:02 PM

Stunning picture .... would love it as a print!
Pauline

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 9:30 PM

Thanks Pauline, everything is for sale Smile
Paul

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 9:34 PM

Beautiful composition, wonderful tones.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 9:39 PM

Love the comp and tones in this Paul, nicely done.
Regards Richard

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 9:42 PM

Picture-book perfect, the swans positioned themselves just right. One of the quietest, quirkiest, most original, inspiring images that I've seen on the site.
Moira

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beckas
beckas  10 United States1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 9:54 PM

Wow! I love this. It looks like it belongs in a story book.

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andy_AHG
andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 10:02 PM

Beautiful shot.

Andy

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24 Feb 2010 - 10:21 PM

wonderful shot!

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 10:39 PM

Smile Smile Smile Really appreciate the great repsponse to this and the lovely comments. A big thanks to Andrew for the award. Paul

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Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 10:49 PM

Very lovely soft focus in the b/g. A beautiful dreamy image.........Sandy

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 10:54 PM

Cheers Sandy. Paul

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BreadandShutter
24 Feb 2010 - 11:03 PM

LOVELY WORK

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BarryC123
BarryC123  643 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 11:19 PM

This is really excellent - great work, Paul.

Mind you, having met Tara, I can't imagine how you got her to sit still long enough to take this...

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rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2010 - 11:20 PM

The bandit ! looking to hold up a swan ! Superb Paul. Ron.

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TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2010 - 12:36 AM

Outstanding work, very deserving of the awards.
Ty

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Sconz
Sconz  7 Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2010 - 12:49 AM

Great shot, love the pastel colours. Get it printed and on the wall, it's worth it.

Sean.

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2010 - 7:28 AM

Thanks a lot guys, appreciate all the great comments. I might just do that Sean Smile
Paul

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GregorP  9 Slovenia
25 Feb 2010 - 8:27 AM

Wow! Stunning shot! Smile Love it...

Gregor

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DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2010 - 8:32 AM

That's gob-smackingly beautiful Paul .....

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DiegoDesigns
25 Feb 2010 - 10:28 AM

Another lovely shot that's full of atmosphere and shot from a perfect viewpoint... Dave

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2010 - 11:26 AM

Many thanks guys, appreciate it. Paul

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jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2010 - 12:10 PM

This is just a stunning image...Jools

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Cormy  6 England
25 Feb 2010 - 2:40 PM

Absolutely gorgeous image.
Cheers
Alan

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25 Feb 2010 - 4:33 PM

breath-takingly good

Diana

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2010 - 7:39 PM

Ahh, your all too kind Smile Many thanks for all the clicks and great comments and again to Andrew, Pete and Dave for the awards. Chuffed (as is Tara lol) Smile Smile Paul

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Rob_Taylor  10659 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2010 - 7:50 PM

Agree with all the accoloades ....this is superb!

Rob

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
25 Feb 2010 - 9:20 PM

Top shot.

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sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2010 - 10:14 PM

Don't know how I missed this originally Paul, superb work, would love to have taken this one myself.

Paul

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2010 - 10:58 PM

Thanks guys, very kind. Paul

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NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2010 - 4:38 AM

This is just lovely.

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2010 - 7:31 AM

Thanks Nev. Paul

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26 Feb 2010 - 2:26 PM

Paul about bloody time your photography got all the accolades it has deserved for years.Wink

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2010 - 10:44 PM

Coming from the master himself, thats great to hear Victor. Cheers. Paul

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Ganto  8769 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2010 - 2:04 AM

Begob! Where's this Paul? One of them fishing lakes at Corcagh?

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2010 - 11:24 AM

Yep, thats it Pat. Paul

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lauraHB  8121 forum posts Ireland
1 Mar 2010 - 2:24 PM

It's all been said above. This is just beautiful Paul. Worthy of all the awards.
Laura

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2010 - 6:15 PM

Thanks Laura. Smile
Paul

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Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2010 - 12:16 AM

Congratulations and very well deserved. I really love this, beautifully done. What a gem. Amazing work indeed, can only dream like that dog seems to be doing.
Regards
Ann

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2010 - 7:39 AM

Thanks again Ann. We all started somewhere.. Smile
Paul

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 6:20 PM

Many thanks for the award Dave Smile
Paul

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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2010 - 3:10 PM

Stunning shot !!!
Well deserved awards - by the handfull
Helen

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Jalapeno  4127 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2010 - 2:03 PM

Wonderful!!

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 7:12 AM

Thanks Helen and Jennifer, appreciated. Paul

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3 May 2010 - 7:04 PM

Absolutely stunning!
Tony

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 11:02 PM

Cheers Anthony. Paul

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RoxyMoo  4 England
21 Jul 2010 - 9:58 AM

Just amazing!!! Wow
Claire x

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2010 - 6:27 PM

Hi Clare, just noticed your comment. Thanks. Paul

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lesarnott  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2010 - 7:22 PM

Gorgeous shot, love it
Les

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2010 - 8:14 PM

Just noticed your comment Les. Thanks muchly Smile

Paul

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Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2010 - 12:25 AM

Beautiful Paul,this is a wonder full image.
Tara is trying to fiqure out how to stay on top like the swan and avoid the wet doggy smell,lol.

Aidan,,

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 8:34 PM

Lol, she doesn't give a damn about the smell, she just wants the birds Smile
Paul

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jammbulator
17 Dec 2010 - 7:52 PM

I thought I'll come take a look-see what u got. Pretty good shot this dude. Your dog is named after the house in Gone with the wind? neat. give u a vote for this. Congrats for the award

Jamm

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2010 - 4:33 PM

Cheers Jamm, Just noticed your comment now. Paul

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