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This swan was trying to fly off but the thin ice on the lake kept breaking.Just had time to take the picture.Not perfect but I like the reflections of the swan and trees.Thank you for your great comments on my last picture.

Camera:Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Swan Lake
Username:sweetpea62 sweetpea62
Uploaded:10 Jan 2011 - 11:22 PM
Tags:General, Sports / action, Swan lake ice nature, Wildlife / nature
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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 11:28 PM

Magical! What a wonderful capture. The timing is amazing.

Ann

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 11:44 PM

brilliant timing wonderful detail a cracking capture nice one Wink
andy

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JPatrickM
JPatrickM  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 11:58 PM

Great timing, and a nice composition, well done.
Patrick

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 12:08 AM

Superbly well timed shot, very well done.

Hugh

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 12:29 AM

I love the way they paddle over the water once they have raised their weight just clear....you have caught the foot splashes so well here in this take off shot. Nicely captured, Linda.
Ronnie.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 12:36 AM

cracking action capture ,a belter.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 12:39 AM

Glad to make my vote, # 10. Great shot...LEx

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HectorRivera
11 Jan 2011 - 1:01 AM

Great shot

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fudgy
fudgy  348 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Jan 2011 - 1:06 AM

wow sweetpea thats a fabulous shot , you caught him well

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 1:10 AM

Nicely captured - well composed with the foot splashes coming out of the corner at a diagonal. Not bad for just making the shot in time Smile
Anne

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 6:03 AM

Well timed and captured, and I like the reflections bordering the top of the image. Carol

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 7:18 AM

Fantastic timing, caught just at the right moment I'd say!! Superb x x

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Adderwatcher
11 Jan 2011 - 7:25 AM

This is a wonderful capture, one to be proud of!!
Scott

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
11 Jan 2011 - 7:33 AM

Absolutely fantastic capture. You have caught the splashes well, the action of the swan and the reflections are beautiful. Moira

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Nikola
Nikola  4 India1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 7:36 AM

This is one excellent image for the day.
Regards Uttam

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41108 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 9:15 AM

Excellent shot well caught.
Ian.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 9:22 AM


Quote: Nicely captured - well composed with the foot splashes coming out of the corner at a diagonal.

I agree - great shot

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
11 Jan 2011 - 10:37 AM

A wonderful capture well taken.
Brian

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Imagephotographics

Wonderful capture - well done

Chris

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 11:22 AM

Well captured,
alan

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 4:35 PM

Brilliant !!!Great shot. Well done.
Alvar

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JackieB
JackieB  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 4:40 PM

Stunning shot....well done

Jackie

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 4:45 PM

Wow, what fantastic timing and choice of shutter speed.

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bluetitblue
11 Jan 2011 - 5:02 PM

Excellent capture great timing well done.

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pankaj_dutta
11 Jan 2011 - 5:37 PM

Excellent timing. Great shot.
PANKAJ

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
11 Jan 2011 - 6:05 PM

That is a cracker Pauline, superb timing and detail.

Len

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2011 - 7:14 PM

Fantastic shot - great timing.
Vivien

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 9:11 PM

A stunning piece of work, I love the action of the swan and even more of the water!
Jann
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Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 11:07 PM

Brilliant capture and timing . Excellent, well done
Take care....Pauline

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gabriel_flr
12 Jan 2011 - 9:36 AM

It is definitely a great capture, love it!
Gabriel

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
12 Jan 2011 - 2:22 PM

What a superbly timed and captured action shot, Linda.
Roy

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Cat&Mouse
Cat&Mouse  11101 forum posts Russian Federation
12 Jan 2011 - 4:13 PM

Nice "starting to fly" capture!

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Declanworld
12 Jan 2011 - 7:55 PM

Great moment, expertly captured.

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OVrtnarHigi
12 Jan 2011 - 10:12 PM

Tip top diagonal takeoff and reflections.

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Vince52
Vince52  4 Wales
12 Jan 2011 - 10:14 PM

Fantastic capture, well done.
Vince

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HobbitDave
13 Jan 2011 - 12:40 AM

Wonderful capture, great timing and the reflections are beautiful.
Very fine image.
Dave.

Last Modified By HobbitDave at 13 Jan 2011 - 12:42 AM

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thevamaranr
13 Jan 2011 - 4:01 AM

Brilliant shot. Smile

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2011 - 6:25 PM

A very nice capture indeed!

Sue

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digital_boi
14 Jan 2011 - 3:51 AM

well timed great shot

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accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2011 - 4:49 PM

Superb timing - a wonderful image. A

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 4:13 PM

superb action shot

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 6:27 PM

Not perfect, as you say, but this is a very nice photo indeed. Your timing is superb and I love the breaking ice under the swan.

Technically, the brightest parts of the swan are a little over-exposed but it's not a large area so, at this resolution, I don't think it's much of a problem. However, the darker parts of the swan (the neck and the lower edge of the wing are, I'd say, a bit too dark. A gentle curves adjustment would lighten those parts without having a significant effect on the over-exposed parts.

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cazzycool
cazzycool  6 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2011 - 10:35 PM

Amazing capture.

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