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The Ugly Duckling.

By Simmo77
Taken withg a Sony a55 early in the morning, I used a 70-300mm Tamron lens and wanted to try and capture the closeness of the family unit.

Tags: Water Young Mute swan Signet Wildlife and nature Swan and young

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8 Jul 2013 7:54PM
A lovely shot and well done on the whites, not blown as is the usual case, however you have the bird pretty well central in the frame but there needs to be more room on the right hand side so that the Swan has room to look into, that would improve the composition. It looks like you have put a vignette on the image so it's very difficult for me to expand the canvas to show you what I mean but with the use of shadows and highlights I have got rid of some of it. I have added a little more sharpening and tweaked the catch light in the eye with the use of the dodge tool. Hope you like the 'mod'

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11 Jul 2013 8:11AM
Thank you very much FeatherFriend, It looks much better. I've taken the vignette off the original too!

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