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A young Mute Swan Cygnet (Cygnus olor), learning from and copying its parent in a search for food. 7.7m from subject, handheld. Virtually a full frame capture with a little cropping from the sides.

Many thanks for your C & Cs on yesterday's upload - much appreciated as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:EF300mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jun 2012 - 10:14 AM
Focal Length:300mm 7.7m from subject, handheld
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Watch and Learn
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:3 Jul 2012 - 4:17 PM
Tags:Cloes-up, Copying, Cygnet, Cygnus olor, Learning, Mute, Swan, Wildlife / nature
Votes:35

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 4:24 PM

Nice one Sylvia, very cute

David

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 4:44 PM

Glorious, Sylvia. Carol

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xleex
xleex e2 Member 2xleex vcard United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 - 6:00 PM

Great swan shot.
Lee

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Pinkreader55
Pinkreader55 Junior Member 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 - 6:09 PM

STUNNING!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 6:10 PM

Top quality shot, Sylvia.
Ronnie.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 6:29 PM

Gorgeous shot - Helen SmileSmile

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 6:35 PM

Nature at it's best Sylvia

Adrian

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 6:41 PM

It could grace any jacket, of a natural world book

Adrian

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 6:52 PM

Wonderful Wonderful work Sylvia Wink Absolutely LOVE IT Smile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 7:53 PM

An enchanting image Sylvia, you've captured this tender moment perfectly. A real delight to view

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 8:04 PM

An intimate moment, beautifully timed and handled - superb...

Mike

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91894 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 8:08 PM

Brilliant Sylvia - what a wonderful moment so beautifully captured. Top notch image.
Brian.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 9:36 PM

Thank you all for your kind comments and special thanks to Adrian, Dean, Ed and Brian for the User Awards - highly appreciated and valued and have done wonders for raising my spirits out of the doldrums this evening Smile
Sylvia

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chensuriashi
chensuriashi e2 Member 8132 forum postschensuriashi vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2012 - 5:30 AM

Love it ...One to try to copy in the park thanks for the inspiration...I have the E1.4 now and the 50/200 so will try next time out. Chen.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54231 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2012 - 7:58 AM

So absolutely charming. Smile

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 - 9:08 AM

Charming. Well captured.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2012 - 1:25 PM

Superb shot.
Carole

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7304 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 9:16 PM

Brilliant image with so much detail.
Love the feathers ....

Keith

Came to it late so can't give my award.....Sad

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