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Hi all, hope you all had a lovely Christmas and may I wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year. As it's been a bit hectic here of late this is a re work from the archives. I haven't altered the BG in any way, it just happens that the Swan was under a canopy of overhanging trees on the edge of the lake and the light wasn't all that good either.
Many thanks to those of you that took time out to view and vote on my Christmas Card and a special thank you to Lillian for the UA, really appreciated,
Regards,
Geoff.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 80-400mm VR f/4.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:250mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Swan 2
Username:FeatherFriend FeatherFriend
Uploaded:28 Dec 2011 - 11:56 AM
Tags:Lake, Stover park, Swan, Wildlife / nature
Votes:83

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 12:02 PM

A fabulous shot of this elegant bird Geoff, it looks so streamlined and graceful. The dark background works perfectly

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 12:10 PM

well exposed image Geoff, elegant looking with nice reflections.
regards
Yung

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 12:36 PM

A stunning image, Geoff, perfectly exposed, captured and presented. A very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year to you, and many thanks for your wonderful help during the past year. Carol

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 12:56 PM

Against the dark background Geoff this is perfect!
Good plumage detail and eye well captured
and the icing on the cake...reflection...perfect shot
Lillian

Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
28 Dec 2011 - 1:00 PM

Excellent detail and presentation,very well taken............Grin

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 1:02 PM

A beautiful image, wonderful against the black...........Sandy

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 1:07 PM

so serene

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54169 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 1:12 PM

The dark b/g has brought out all the lovely feather detail.
Chris

PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 1:26 PM

Beautiful! Smile

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 1:50 PM

Marvellous: looks so serene and elegant with it's reflection well recorded.
Ronnie.

OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 - 3:27 PM

This is stunning Geoff that super b/g really shows him off well, the detail and exposure are spot on, very well done indeed.
Regards Shaun
PS love your gymnastic friendsWink

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 3:54 PM

Fantastic capture Geoff !! The detail in the plumage of the Swan is quite outstanding with every feather perfectly in place.
A stunnerGrin
Ron

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 4:15 PM

fantastic reflection, almost abstract!

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6515 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 4:17 PM

This is fantastic Geoff, I have put up a few bird images lately that I would like your expert opinion on when you have the time mate. - gary

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 - 4:40 PM

Wonderful detail Geoff, so hard with swans.
Brian

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85835 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 5:32 PM

I was willing the full reflection to be present, when I scrolled the image.

Perfect detail & spot on exposure, coupled with just enough catch-light in the eye, makes this a winner IMHO

Adrian

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 5:39 PM

Thanks everyone for popping in and a special thank you to Adrian (tomcat) for the GEA, thanks Adrian, that's made my day Smile
Regards,
Geoff.

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 7:05 PM

Like the details in the stands out well against the black, congrats on the GEA
Regards Richard

Silverzone
28 Dec 2011 - 7:44 PM

Lovely contrast and reflection. Sylvia

andyJ88
andyJ88  2 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 - 7:59 PM

Wow! I hope I can get my pictures to such a high standard one day

Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 8:29 PM

Fantastic image Geoff, very professional looking... have a great new year!
Shell

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 9:08 PM

well exposed with a great reflection Geoff

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 10:07 PM

Beautiful Geoff.Have a great New Year..Lin

ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 11:20 PM

A perfect photo - couldn't be more beautiful!
Christina

Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 11:54 PM

My congrat's Geoff, a very beautiful image!
I hope you had a lovely Christmas too and I send you my Best Wishes for 2012!

Sarah *

Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2011 - 9:58 AM

A stunning shot - the reflection just makes all the difference, beautiful photography Geoff - Ina

teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2011 - 12:23 PM

Exposed to perfection with a wonderful reflection, Geoff. Congrats on the GEA - very well deserved
Sylvia

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
29 Dec 2011 - 5:20 PM

Congrats for your award Geoff, No teddy bears only birdsTongueWinkWink
Brian

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91885 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2011 - 9:38 PM

Lovely Geoff - very tranquil.
Congrats on the GEA.
Brian.

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2011 - 3:46 PM

Lovely detail as always hope you have a good new year
mike

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2011 - 4:33 PM

Such a beautiful capture of this swan - simple and elegant, same as the bird. Wonderful reflection.

May I wish you and yours the very best for 2012.

Anne

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2011 - 6:09 PM

This is gorgeous Geoff.
Congrats.

B.

STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6155 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2011 - 7:26 PM

great capture geoff well taken, and a happy new year to you and your family.
steve

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2011 - 7:41 PM

A beauty - congratulations on your GEA and best wishes for 2012
Helen

Imagephotographics

Super capture Geoff, wishing you all the very best for 2012

Chris

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2011 - 1:10 PM

Many thanks all for popping in, really appreciated,
Geoff.

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
1 Jan 2012 - 12:33 PM

Hope for a picnic Mon if weathers betterTongueTongueWink
Brian

Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2012 - 6:20 PM

Lovely capture Geoff. Happy New Year to you and Fran
Richard

A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 11:16 AM

stunning profile portrait, works well against the dark background, excellent composition.

DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9100 forum postsDerekL vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 1:37 PM

Great image Geoff.
A well composed and exposed image under difficult light conditions, still retaining wonderful detail in the plumage.

Derek

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 - 3:17 PM

Thanks Geoff for your kind comments.
Brian

Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2012 - 7:51 PM

Superb image Geoff, brilliant exposure mate!
Steve

gingerdelight
3 Jan 2012 - 10:47 AM

Superbly captured and a happy new year to you and yours!
Carol

evelen
evelen  9 England
3 Jan 2012 - 6:46 PM

beautiful image.
eve.

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 5:59 PM

Lovely Image, so beautiful with the background.
Diane

headskiesfly
6 Jan 2012 - 7:05 PM

Good reflections

betts
betts  6 England
13 Jan 2012 - 4:18 PM

Stunning image Dean,,,love the reflection.
betts

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 - 10:51 AM

superb image geoff,well done.ray

1881
1881  2 India
23 Apr 2012 - 6:10 PM

Stunning image.
SANJEEV

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