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Taken withg a Sony a55 early in the morning, I used a 70-300mm Tamron lens and wanted to try and capture the closeness of the family unit.

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony Alpha SLT-A55V
Lens:70-300mm f4-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jun 2013 - 5:33 AM
Focal Length:150mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:The Ugly Duckling.
Username:Simmo77 Simmo77
Uploaded:26 Jun 2013 - 1:43 PM
Tags:Mute swan, Signet, Swan and young, Water, Wildlife / nature, Young
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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 733 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 7:54 PM

A lovely shot and well done on the whites, not blown as is the usual case, however you have the bird pretty well central in the frame but there needs to be more room on the right hand side so that the Swan has room to look into, that would improve the composition. It looks like you have put a vignette on the image so it's very difficult for me to expand the canvas to show you what I mean but with the use of shadows and highlights I have got rid of some of it. I have added a little more sharpening and tweaked the catch light in the eye with the use of the dodge tool. Hope you like the 'mod'
Geoff.

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Simmo77
Simmo77 e2 Member 3Simmo77 vcard United Kingdom
11 Jul 2013 - 8:11 AM

Thank you very much FeatherFriend, It looks much better. I've taken the vignette off the original too!

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