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Down to their level

By looboss    
Taken at my local pond late evening at ISO 500 so the sky looks a bit grainy.
used a flash fill with slow sync and was hand held right at water level to get this perspective( no chance of using a tripod in that situation!) Any way it was an experiment which brought acceptabel results.

Tags: Sunset Wildlife Birds General Water Night Swan Lake Pond Dovercourt Foul Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting

Voters: tommyl, GillyB, Mavis and 27 more

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CAVALLO 14 3 Gibraltar
17 Feb 2007 4:08PM
Interesting perspective

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Nikki_W 12
17 Feb 2007 4:37PM
I like the way everything is sillouhetted.
The sky is gorge and so are the swans.
Great picture =]
GaryR 13 1.3k England
17 Feb 2007 5:08PM
I really like what you have tried to do with the composition here.

CP_01 14 1
17 Feb 2007 5:09PM
Interesting image....i love the colours in the b/g and the beautiful swans in front.
17 Feb 2007 5:17PM
Brilliant view point.
thorn 15 124 2 Scotland
17 Feb 2007 8:54PM
Hi Luis,
this is much more than acceptable,it's got a brilliant perspective,saturation,details,lighting and exposure.Quality written all over it.Take care.AnnSmile
17 Feb 2007 11:15PM
I think this is a wonderful shot.

looboss 13 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2007 11:46PM
Thank you all for your kind comments, keep them coming Wink
TonyA 14 11 Spain
18 Feb 2007 1:14AM
Love the viewpoint getting so close to the beautiful swans and that great sky as a backdrop.

Sus 15 3.2k 9 England
18 Feb 2007 9:14PM
oh this is great! (except I wouldn't want to be so close to those beaks!)
18 Feb 2007 10:29PM
Well done Luis, this is brilliant. Did well with the mixed lighting.

Regards, John.
cadman359 13 3
19 Feb 2007 8:25PM
Great image very nice job !
20 Feb 2007 1:35AM
the swans and the sky are beautiful! i like this photo alot.
angelamary 14 6 England
21 Feb 2007 11:29AM
A good idea! Lovely angle. Hope you get the chance to try again.
MrJingles 14 8
22 Feb 2007 1:15AM
I find that taking this low angle usually provides the best results when photographing swans....I've had a bit of practice!
Nice shot !
18 Mar 2007 10:44AM
I like it! helen

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