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I went to a Swannery in Abottsbury, Dorset and there was lots of cygnets (Baby Swans) so I took a few pictures.

Please I want people to criticize me so I can learn before I actually get photography lessons in my boarding school I'm going to next year, don't worry it's a cool very social boarding school, you can wear your own clothes and the teachers are awesome, there's only about 70 people in the school.

Anyway that was totally random, me telling you about my boarding school which except for the photography lessons has absolutely nothing to do with this photo,lol.

Anyway, please tell me how I could have possibly made it more interesting, or generally a better picture.

Thanks for reading stuff you really didn't have to know and generally showing interest.

James

Camera:Fujifilm Finepix S1000fd
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Abottsbury Cygnets
Username:PhotographicHuman PhotographicHuman
Uploaded:2 Jun 2009 - 1:47 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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whiteswan01
2 Jun 2009 - 1:51 AM

great shot but next time try and get both in and kneel down so you got lower angle
Dawn

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Thanks Dawn, the swannery is very local so will definitely go back there to get better shot.

-James

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 74167 forum postsKarenFB vcard England159 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2009 - 6:25 AM

I feel there is nothing to really criticize with this image. The cygnet is in focus, it's doing something interesting, the lighting is good and the sepia effect adds to the image. But I agree there is an even better 'next time' shot.

As Dawn has suggested, getting down as low as possible (being careful not to dunk the camera! Wink), and if possible isolating just one cygnet (getting the whole bird in frame) or getting a group, but making sure there are no half birds in frame (not easy I know). Obviously be very careful not to annoy the parents!

As it's local you have plenty of wonderful opportunities - don't be afraid to take dozens of shots - then you will have the pick of the very best!

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2009 - 7:33 AM

Excellent shot.
Dave

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MrsS e2 Member 74527 forum postsMrsS vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2009 - 5:58 PM

I really love the subject and the toning. Good advice from Karen too Smile

Fran x

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