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Hi all,

Thanks for the comments and votes on yesterday's tufty! Here is one which I appeared to have overlooked from earlier in the year (it was taken in February). As usual, it was taken at the LWT. As I entered Wildside, I saw this swan feeding in one of the pools by the path. I put my bag and tripod down and sat down on the grass. The water was perfect and I took this shot just as it lent across to feed. I just wish that I hadn't cut off a tiny bit of the bird!

Hope you like it!

Oscar Wink

Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:sigma 50-500 f4-6.3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Mute Swan
Username:dewie dewie
Uploaded:28 Jul 2010 - 1:01 PM
Tags:Bird, Feeding, Food, London wetland centre, Mute swan, Nature, Neck, Reflection, Swan, Uk, White, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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pankaj_dutta
28 Jul 2010 - 1:05 PM

Really wonderful
PANKAJ

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W1ldside
W1ldside  4 United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2010 - 1:08 PM

Profound capture....
The colour work is rich and clear and very impactful
Lovely work
Rick

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2010 - 1:37 PM

Shame about clipping the left side of the bird but if you have Photoshop, you could rectify that. If you'd been able to enable modifications, I would have done that and posted it as a mod. Super colour and a lovely pose.

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TonyWatson
28 Jul 2010 - 1:47 PM

Nice shot with great impact ~ As Lynne mentions if you have a post processing software this can be rectified or on camera by using a little more wide angle and careful composition in the viewfinder.
If in doubt a little more wide angle which will make cropping easier.
Very Good image Oscar
Well done
Doc

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dewie
dewie  4 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2010 - 1:51 PM

Ahh thanks Lynne and Tony, but I dont think I can change that now. I am not all that interested in that anyway as, in my mind, photographs should not be manipulated to that extent as it is not th eoriginal photograph. I have no problem with brightness/contrast, levels, curves, sharpening, cropping etc, but other than that I believe that the photo should show what was taken. Anyway, competitions like Wildlife Photographer of the Year dont allow it Smile

Thanks

Oscar

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84282 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2010 - 2:32 PM

A good capture, the low point of view is perfect.

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Graham-Mead
28 Jul 2010 - 4:11 PM

What an excellent shot.

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RachelMB
RachelMB  842 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2010 - 7:52 AM

Great shot Grin I agree with you that it's a bit of a shame that it's slightly cropped on the left side, but at least you noticed and it's something you can fix next time Smile

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rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2010 - 12:35 PM

Beautifully observed Oscar. Ron.

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