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I normally don't shoot images of swans, but I found this swan very photogenic against the dark water and BG, and the droplets of water dripping from its beak just made me press the shutter.

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Stan

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:canon 70-300 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Mute Swan
Username:alpha788 alpha788
Uploaded:17 May 2007 - 6:39 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2007 - 6:44 PM

Like you Stan I rarely take pics of Swans, but this one works well, presentation is spot on too.

Best Matt

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Grim1
Grim1  749 forum posts United Kingdom
17 May 2007 - 6:45 PM

Lovely detail in the feathers.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2007 - 6:48 PM

White swan, dark water and clever timing on the water drops all add to make this a lovely shot Stan. Very nice indeed.
Ron

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DolphinLady
17 May 2007 - 8:56 PM

A beautiful swan.
Love the little dribbles.
Hilary

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84292 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2007 - 8:58 PM

I like this shot, you are right - the pale swan against the dark background is beautiful. Being greedy, I would have liked the whole reflection. But that is a minor niggle and I still like this image a lot! Smile

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2007 - 9:07 PM

You have got a great reflection as well
spot on
Glynnis

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paulxpaul
paulxpaul  740 forum posts United Kingdom
17 May 2007 - 9:22 PM

Lovely image Stan.Paul.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2007 - 9:46 PM

LOL---- How many times did you press the shutter-- I would have around 50 times--a splendid capture indeed!


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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
17 May 2007 - 11:10 PM

lovely image, well caught with the drips..
bunSmile

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2007 - 12:40 AM

You nailed the exposure, nice work! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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DYankee
DYankee  8 United States
18 May 2007 - 1:42 AM

What did you do to the color?? Ohhhh...wait.... is this a glow-in-the-dark swan? LOL I can't help but expect something vivid and retna burning when I see your work. Perhaps it's time to take the UV shield off my computer. LOL

Lovely work, again, Stan!
Dawn Smile

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2007 - 2:28 AM

Excellent capture. Great timing with capturing the water droplets.
Ty

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
18 May 2007 - 6:06 AM

thats a beauty Stan, great work
chris

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2007 - 8:39 AM

No matter how many swan shots I see on here I never get tired of them and this is no exception. You've captured its grace perfectly.
Paul

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franken
franken e2 Member 123143 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2007 - 1:28 PM

A beautiful image, well timed shot.

Ken

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didgpix
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18 May 2007 - 3:41 PM

Beautiful capture, so perfectly exposed.
Les

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BertC
BertC  829 forum posts Malta
18 May 2007 - 6:37 PM

Nice one ... spot on exposure !
Bert

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nolongeramember

Caught beautifully with the drips... excellent work

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Malc_V
Malc_V  8 England
18 May 2007 - 8:47 PM

Superb capture Stan, very nice indeed.


Malc.

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2007 - 9:11 PM

Stark, sharp, and strong Stan.

Mike

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trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
18 May 2007 - 10:00 PM

A brilliant capture Stan, love the water dropslets.

Trish x

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phototime
phototime  8 United Kingdom
19 May 2007 - 12:33 AM

Fantastic capture Stan,excellent exposure and well done on No 30th.


Mo.

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2007 - 2:08 AM

Superb image Stan . Almost monochrome .Love the water droplets xx

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
19 May 2007 - 4:43 PM

Stunning image well caught.
Christine.

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Adrian_Reynolds
29 May 2007 - 8:55 AM

Classic image Stan, very well done, the exposure is excellent, Adrian

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Scott_Scot
7 Jun 2007 - 10:09 AM

Reall classy Stan!!!

Scotty

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AliMurray
AliMurray e2 Member 7AliMurray vcard Scotland
16 Jun 2007 - 4:39 PM

Oops I seem to be following the Scotty trail more than a week later. Oh well, it is another lovely shot.

Alison

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CaroleA
CaroleA  8 England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2007 - 5:44 PM

Lovely capture Stan. Those droplets are a bonus.

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2009 - 11:38 AM

Beautiful image and reflection

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