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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.

Thanks for stopping by!

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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Votes:44
Voters:Herge88 · Grim1 · Maiwand · pitball45 · tim g · sharon_burleson · DolphinLady · KarenFB · GlynnisFrith · paulxpaul · taggart · geoffrey baker · bunbeam · glazzaro · DYankee · TyChee · chrissd · Paul_cats · franm · franken · pamelajean · didgpix · piccy · BertC · nolongeramember · User_Removed · Malc_V · oldgreyheron · trissie · phototime · Mavis · Mrtaz30 · ChristineD · carmenfuchs · MickS · Adrian_Reynolds · Buffalo_Tom · Dotrob · Scott_Scot · AliMurray · CaroleA · Glostopcat · ChazB · Growmore ·
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Herge88
Herge88 Plus Member 840 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  849 forum posts United Kingdom
17 May 2007 - 6:45 PM

Lovely detail in the feathers.

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 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 94460 forum postsKarenFB vcard England164 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 Plus Member 8GlynnisFrith 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  840 forum posts United Kingdom
17 May 2007 - 9:22 PM

Lovely image Stan.Paul.

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 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!


Jennnnn

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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 Plus Member 1070 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  9 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 Plus Member 10260 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  9304 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  961 forum posts 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 Plus Member 123517 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

Nikki Smile

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Malc_V
Malc_V  9 England
18 May 2007 - 8:47 PM

Superb capture Stan, very nice indeed.


Malc.

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oldgreyheron Plus Member 8124 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  9 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 Plus Member 13143 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
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
Scott_Scot  10 Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2007 - 10:09 AM

Reall classy Stan!!!

Scotty

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AliMurray
AliMurray  8 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  9 England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2007 - 5:44 PM

Lovely capture Stan. Those droplets are a bonus.

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Growmore Plus Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2009 - 11:38 AM

Beautiful image and reflection

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