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Mute Swan

By dewie    
Hi all,

Thanks for the comments and votes on yesterday's tufty! Here is one which I appeared to have overlooked from earlier in the year (it was taken in February). As usual, it was taken at the LWT. As I entered Wildside, I saw this swan feeding in one of the pools by the path. I put my bag and tripod down and sat down on the grass. The water was perfect and I took this shot just as it lent across to feed. I just wish that I hadn't cut off a tiny bit of the bird!

Hope you like it!

Oscar Wink

Tags: Wildlife Food Neck Nature White Uk Reflection Swan Bird Feeding Mute swan London wetland centre Wildlife and nature

Voters: pankaj_dutta, W1ldside, LynneJoyce and 10 more


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Really wonderful
PANKAJ

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W1ldside 6 29 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2010 1:08PM
Profound capture....
The colour work is rich and clear and very impactful
Lovely work
Rick
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2010 1:37PM
Shame about clipping the left side of the bird but if you have Photoshop, you could rectify that. If you'd been able to enable modifications, I would have done that and posted it as a mod. Super colour and a lovely pose.
28 Jul 2010 1:47PM
Nice shot with great impact ~ As Lynne mentions if you have a post processing software this can be rectified or on camera by using a little more wide angle and careful composition in the viewfinder.
If in doubt a little more wide angle which will make cropping easier.
Very Good image Oscar
Well done
Doc
dewie 6 9 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2010 1:51PM
Ahh thanks Lynne and Tony, but I dont think I can change that now. I am not all that interested in that anyway as, in my mind, photographs should not be manipulated to that extent as it is not th eoriginal photograph. I have no problem with brightness/contrast, levels, curves, sharpening, cropping etc, but other than that I believe that the photo should show what was taken. Anyway, competitions like Wildlife Photographer of the Year dont allow it Smile

Thanks

Oscar
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
28 Jul 2010 2:32PM
A good capture, the low point of view is perfect.
Graham-Mead 6 12 9 England
28 Jul 2010 4:11PM
What an excellent shot.
RachelMB 10 42 10 England
29 Jul 2010 7:52AM
Great shot Grin I agree with you that it's a bit of a shame that it's slightly cropped on the left side, but at least you noticed and it's something you can fix next time Smile
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
1 Aug 2010 12:35PM
Beautifully observed Oscar. Ron.

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