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A low light image again from Loch Lomond, capturing a couple of swans against a backdrop of the setting sun........the colours are as captured and the only editing was cropping to size and slight sharpening.

My thanks to all who commented on Autumn on the Loch, esp. as I was unable to contribute much for a day or two.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:38mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.3
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:+0.33
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:No
White Balance:Auto
Title:"Swans at Sunset"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:10 Jan 2013 - 12:03 AM
Tags:General, Landscape, Loch lomond, Low light, Sunset, Swans., Wildlife
Votes:Voting Disabled

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 12:06 AM

a blue and gold delight. Very well composed and pin sharp. I love it.

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Jellyfire
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10 Jan 2013 - 12:06 AM

Perfectly composed shot Ronnie, you couldn't have asked for the swans to be any better placed to work with the gorgeous sunset
Lee

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Badgerfred
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10 Jan 2013 - 12:07 AM

Super image Ronnie, lovely light,
Fred.

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debu
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10 Jan 2013 - 12:11 AM

Superb shot.
debu

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 12:13 AM

Well captured with such low light. Hope you're feeling better.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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rontear
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10 Jan 2013 - 12:15 AM

Perhaps too blue a cast for me Ronnie, composition is better.
Ron.

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taggart
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10 Jan 2013 - 12:27 AM

Ohhhh!
How Lovely!

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 1:05 AM

belting colour and light ronnie love the fg detail a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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achieverswales
achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 1:05 AM

Excellent capture Ronnie I love the two tone, it is so natural.

Regards

Trev.

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milky
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10 Jan 2013 - 1:54 AM

Hi Ronnie well capture nice colours---------Milky

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JimV
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10 Jan 2013 - 3:31 AM

An object lesson on being in the right place at the right time indeed Ronnie, this is absolutely perfect and stunning!
Rgds., Jim

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Hermanus
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10 Jan 2013 - 4:11 AM

What a stunning image you have here Ronnie !! A most pleasing photo I say old chap Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 6:15 AM

A beautiful capture, Ronnie, great composition with the swans in the foreground, and what glorious liquid gold on the loch. Carol

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alistairfarrugia
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10 Jan 2013 - 6:19 AM

I have to agree with Rontear, there seems to be a blueish cast from the auto white balance. Have you tried adjusting that and maybe upload as a new version.

Regardless of the cast, it's a wonderful picture.

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nikshot
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10 Jan 2013 - 7:20 AM

Love it as it is Ronnie, it has the atmosphere of the time of day perfectly.

Nick

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PaulLiley
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10 Jan 2013 - 7:35 AM

Great composition and like the portrait format. You've retained detail on the swans very well. paul

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SUE118
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10 Jan 2013 - 7:37 AM

Beautifully captured.

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fentiger
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10 Jan 2013 - 7:48 AM

Beautifully composed and captured Ronnie.


Albert

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platzy
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10 Jan 2013 - 7:51 AM

Fantastic composition and light, stunning image.

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polly470
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10 Jan 2013 - 7:59 AM

Utterly exquisite Ronnie.
P
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netta1234
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10 Jan 2013 - 8:15 AM

Brilliant capture Ronnie.Hope you are better nowSmile
NettaSmile

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DicksPics
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10 Jan 2013 - 8:42 AM

Such beautiful colours in this one, Ronnie!

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Lillian
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10 Jan 2013 - 8:49 AM

Wonderful! the scenes that you show us Ronnie of Scotland
make a great advert for the country...'postcards' of beauty
lovely light captured
Lillian

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CaroleS
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10 Jan 2013 - 9:15 AM

Perfectly composed and captured Ronnie.
Carole

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Meheecho
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10 Jan 2013 - 9:18 AM

Beautifully composed with some great detail and light
Steve

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WhiteRose1
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10 Jan 2013 - 10:10 AM

I'm in the 'blue cast' camp, Ronnie. It looks good on the water especially with the contrasting gold, but not so good on the swans.

Dave

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Cliff1944
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10 Jan 2013 - 11:23 AM

Glad to see that you are back at your computer.
This is a wonderful scene with great depth from the reeds in the foreground back to the mountains. You couldn't have positioned those swans any better (or are they radio controlled models)!
Cliff

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lonely_oryx
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10 Jan 2013 - 11:31 AM

Love the position of the swans and the light

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danbrann
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10 Jan 2013 - 12:07 PM

It must have been magical to be there Ronnie and you have produced a cracking image.

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EMJAYCEE
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10 Jan 2013 - 12:07 PM

Hope your back pain has gone away Ronnie, and more importantly that it stays away! This is a beautiful "Swan Lake."
Joan.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Good light Ronnie and well composed,

John

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morpheus1955
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10 Jan 2013 - 1:00 PM

Absolutely stunning image Ronnie, fabulous light and great composition, love it Smile

Hugh

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Daisymaye
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10 Jan 2013 - 1:27 PM

A lovely image Ronnie. Wonderful low light.........Sandy

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rayme330
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10 Jan 2013 - 1:34 PM

Lovely sunset Ronnie with the added bonus of a pair of obliging swans for foreground interest.

Ray

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hasslebladuk
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10 Jan 2013 - 1:53 PM

Excellent shot the swans in the foreground add to the image so well
mike

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TrevBatWCC
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10 Jan 2013 - 2:38 PM

A very beautiful shot, Ronnie, with super light...and the swans perfectly positioned in the frame too! Wink
Trev Smile

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maggietear
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10 Jan 2013 - 3:06 PM

I'm enjoying scrolling down the image and looking at the different elements in it, all very effective!
Maggie GrinGrin

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mashwood10
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10 Jan 2013 - 3:51 PM

I like the blue Ronnie. In fact, for me, it enhances the image. But, everyone has a right to differ don't they ? xGrinGrinGrin

Pam

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Fefe
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10 Jan 2013 - 3:59 PM

I love it as it is too Ronnie................. its lovely, so prettyGrinGrin
Diane

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bricurtis
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10 Jan 2013 - 4:06 PM

Superb scene Ronnie - great composition in portrait mode.
Brian.

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luckybry
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10 Jan 2013 - 4:26 PM

this would make a grt canvas print Ronnie

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10 Jan 2013 - 4:28 PM


Quote: A blue and gold delight. Very well composed and pin sharp. I love it.

Ditto!

Ann

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Niknut
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10 Jan 2013 - 4:58 PM

Beautiful shot !!!!.....lovely bit of f/g to compliment the scenery.....

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tomcat
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10 Jan 2013 - 5:32 PM

Must have been a pleasure to stand and watch them

Adrian

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lifesnapper
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10 Jan 2013 - 5:36 PM

Smashing shot Ronnie, lovely comp' and Light.

John Smile

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johnjo58
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10 Jan 2013 - 6:04 PM

A really interesting use of available light here Ronnie, I like it
David

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JOKEN
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10 Jan 2013 - 6:10 PM

What a wonderful shot -- in every way.
Ken

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Brian65
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10 Jan 2013 - 7:03 PM

What a lovely peaceful shot Ronnie.
Brian

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Paul_cats
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10 Jan 2013 - 8:04 PM

Nice evening sunset shot well composed.
Paul

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leontari
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10 Jan 2013 - 10:21 PM

Lovely sunset
Effrossini

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digital_boi
11 Jan 2013 - 3:27 AM

very pleasing to the eye Ronnie

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Tibetan
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11 Jan 2013 - 11:27 AM

Excellent light on the rippling water Ronnie, a very pleasing photo, nice swans in the fore ground, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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NeilWigan
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11 Jan 2013 - 10:41 PM

The blue and gold colours and tones work well together Ronnie,and the swans are nicely placed .

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tonyng
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13 Jan 2013 - 10:52 AM

A delightful comp Ron.

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Glostopcat
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19 Jan 2013 - 10:06 PM

A beautiful and tranquil end of the day scene which is enhanced by the inclusion of those elegant birds

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avacreates
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23 Jan 2013 - 2:17 PM

this is a spectacular image - the colours are beautiful and the swans just give it that magical touch
AVA

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