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Many thanks for all your C&C's and votes on my Barn Owl Portrait, very much appreciated.
Today I've delved into the archive quickly to find these two images. I still haven't been out with the camera since the Shoreham airshow and have had little time to catch up with you all, so apologies.
This pair of Mute Swans had a fair number of Cygnets to parent, I quite liked the way the sunlight was sparkling on the water although the light was very harsh and has blown some of the whites of the Swans, I thought they maybe worth uploading. I will judge that by the number of responses I get, we will see. Best viewed Large to be honest, I'm not sure whether the thumbnails do them justice.
Best wishes and have a great weekend. I have a busy day, unfortunately not with the camera, so I will catch you later.
Steve.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:sigma 150-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Sparkling Swans
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:2 Oct 2010 - 9:36 AM
Tags:Cannop ponds, Cygnets, Flash / lighting, Mute swan, Sunlight, Swan, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:44
Voters:andylea · teocali · CarolG · User_Removed · NeilWigan · EAS · Pegon · franken · Maiwand · Roly · Alan_Baseley · bromley-smith · goso · Ray42 · tomcat · gingerdelight · morpheus1955 · Techno · terry_cavner · fentiger · GillyB · photophantom · RTDS · Glyn1 · Cor · VidB · FeatherFriend · AnneWorner · KevinWalsham · AlanWillis · Herge88 · Suehh · Jekaro · TerryMcK · Rock · ChristineD · Mike_Smith · rontear · maratsuikka · Glostopcat · hyd · DRicherby · SandraKay · chalkhillblue ·
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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2010 - 9:45 AM

two wonderful captures steve wonderful detail and colours v1 for me today love the light nice one Wink
andy

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8153 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2010 - 10:14 AM

Two enchanting images, Steve, very well presented. One slight niggle, the correct spelling is 'cygnet' ! Carol

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding Plus Member 6SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2010 - 1:30 PM

Thanks, Carol.

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EAS
EAS Plus Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2010 - 4:43 PM

Both lovely. Think my vote goes to V2. Rather like the composition, the proud look of the adult Swan and that little drip of water from its beak.

Ann

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franken
franken Plus Member 123321 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2010 - 5:21 PM

These are beautiful.

Ken

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2010 - 7:15 PM

V1 is excellent and imaginative. I love the light, possibly a little strong but it sure does make the water sparkle.
Ron

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Roly
Roly Plus Member 7Roly vcard Wales
2 Oct 2010 - 9:00 PM

Two belters here Steve.

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bromley-smith
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2 Oct 2010 - 10:26 PM

Fabulous images Steve, both great shots.
Tony

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goso Plus Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2010 - 3:55 AM

Very unusual and well done Steve - both great...Bill

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tomcat Plus Member 96209 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2010 - 9:58 AM

V2 for me Steve

Adrian

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gingerdelight
gingerdelight Plus Member 8298 forum postsgingerdelight vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2010 - 3:06 PM

Two super images, well captured. I think I just prefer V2 today.
Carol

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RTDS Plus Member 6RTDS vcard Cyprus
4 Oct 2010 - 4:54 PM

Excellent set of captures.
Really like the sunlight in these images.
Robert

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Cor Plus Member 5Cor vcard Belgium
4 Oct 2010 - 6:56 PM

V2 for me Top +++++
cor

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FeatherFriend Plus Member 735 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2010 - 8:24 PM

The light was very unkind in V1 Steve and you did well under the circumstances, I rather like V2 best for comp and detail,
Geoff.

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KevinWalsham
5 Oct 2010 - 7:36 PM

cracking images v2 for my vote

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Suehh
Suehh Plus Member 839 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2010 - 3:48 PM

V2 is lovely

Sue

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TerryMcK Plus Member 671 forum postsTerryMcK vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2010 - 9:30 PM

Good work with both, Steve, although I do have a preference for V2.
Terry

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Glostopcat Plus Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2010 - 6:06 PM

V2 is my preference, you should definitely upload that one again

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DRicherby
DRicherby Plus Member 6269 forum postsDRicherby vcard United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2010 - 10:56 PM

I don't think the blown highlights are a problem in #1: the sparkle makes it special. Smile

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