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This unusual swan was at the WWT Arundel and I think comes from the west coast of America if I remember correctly. I've given him a bit of a textured background.
Thank you everybody who helped me with their comments on Take one clove... I'm really grateful for the time you took to explain and encourage me with this image. I'll have another attempt, hopefully over the weekend.
Big thanks also to John (lifesnapper) for his UA.
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Dec 2012 - 1:07 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture priority
Metering Mode:Pattern
White Balance:Auto
Title:Trumpeter Swan
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:7 Dec 2012 - 6:05 PM
Tags:Swan, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:46
Voters:EAS · AnnJ · Badgerfred · morpheus1955 · CarolG · christinecilia · banehawi · pascalg · marktc · lonely_oryx · Rock · andylea · NaturesHaven · rontear · achieverswales · Hazelmouse · mrswoolybill · bricurtis · cabbie · franken · MandyD · Irishkate · abeeror2 · fentiger · EMJAYCEE · LynneJoyce · taggart · Alan_Baseley · digital_boi · ValSaxby · Scottishlandscapes · saltireblue · M_squared · CaroleS · nikshot · 213hardy · carper123 · MalcolmM · pamelajean · kazza12 · Lillian · derekhansen · nicedayout · Tibetan · Glostopcat · jasonrwl ·
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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 6:08 PM

A fine portrait of him. Nice details. He does look so serious!

Ann

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AnnJ
AnnJ  3 Scotland
7 Dec 2012 - 6:11 PM

Lovely detail and I like the use of the textured background. Have never mastered how to do this! Have never seen this breed of swan. Ann.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 Dec 2012 - 6:11 PM

Super close up Ann, excellent detail captured,
Fred.

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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 6:16 PM

A beautiful presentation, Ann. Carol

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christinecilia
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7 Dec 2012 - 6:21 PM

beautiful love how you have done it great photo. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 101129 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3119 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 6:25 PM

I like how youve done this, very nice, and complementary.


Willie

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pascalg
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7 Dec 2012 - 6:27 PM

nice close up!

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marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 6:31 PM

Excellent capture Ann, the level of detail is superb, and I love the catch light in his eye!

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lonely_oryx
7 Dec 2012 - 6:43 PM

Good detail and BG

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3276 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 7:25 PM

The texture compliments the swan perfectly..............GrinGrinGrin

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 7:29 PM

He's American, what elseWink Excellent Anne. Fills the frame.
Ron.

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achieverswales

Excellent use of texture Ann used correctly as you have done can enhance an image.


Regards

Trev.

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91975 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 8:34 PM

Ugly brute - texture suits Ann.Wink
Brian.

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franken
franken Plus Member 123450 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 9:26 PM

Excellent portrait Ann.

Ken

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 9:51 PM

Unusual to see this swan and makes a lovely change.
Texture works really well.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
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7 Dec 2012 - 10:41 PM

Great swan portrait - good detail.
Joan.

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8 Dec 2012 - 12:24 AM

What wonderful detail on that bill.

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Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
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One of the most of elegant birds we see, and the portrait is very good indeed. The "patent leather" bill is wonderful.

I see from the exif that you underexposed by 1/3 rd of a stop, I would suggest that with whites, like snow they work better overexposed by 1/3 stop, that tends to give cleaner whites.

Dougie

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AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 11:37 AM


Quote: One of the most of elegant birds we see, and the portrait is very good indeed. The "patent leather" bill is wonderful.

I see from the exif that you underexposed by 1/3 rd of a stop, I would suggest that with whites, like snow they work better overexposed by 1/3 stop, that tends to give cleaner whites.

Dougie

Thanks Dougie - something for me to remember next time! Smile

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8 Dec 2012 - 3:14 PM

Well worked Ann, a very good texture and good detail in the swan.
Carole

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taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 3:33 PM

Bedstead---- The Round Barn being now a tourist attraction-- one can find many anomalies there-- the bedstead will be a garden bed come spring/summer-- gone to bed now to sleep out the winter! LOL!

Last Modified By taggart at 8 Dec 2012 - 3:34 PM

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carper123 Plus Member 3194 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 5:52 PM

A stunning image, Ann, fantastic detail and very sharp, luv it.
Well done.
Darryl. x SmileSmile

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Lillian
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9 Dec 2012 - 5:06 PM

Brilliant shot Ann,
He was a beauty and most unexpected to see.
Lillian

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9 Dec 2012 - 7:29 PM

Nice detail and the background works well Ann
Derek

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
10 Dec 2012 - 10:00 AM

Nice one like the water droplets a good detailed shot, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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26 Dec 2012 - 4:33 PM

An excellent portrait of this huge swan, I've seen these at Slimbridge and they are very big birds indeed

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