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Old Apr 10, 2011, 8:10 PM   #1
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Default My bachelor swan back in the swamp today

Never seen him with any others so my guess is his mate is probably gone. He always makes a bunch of noise when I come out, probably in need of conversation but I don't talk swan : )
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You seem professional. Seems he likes to scare you.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 8:29 PM   #3
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He seems to like having someone around to talk to and show off a little Peru. I enjoy going out to the swamp when he's there.
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Nice series, Eric. I like the first two. Is he coming in or going out?
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......great photos, enjoyable to see, well done
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Eric,

Looks like this Swan is trying to show off for you. You've done a great job of capturing his personality in the frames.

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Few people would get the chance to see a wild swan show off like that. Well done.
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Never seen him with any others so my guess is his mate is probably gone. He always makes a bunch of noise when I come out, probably in need of conversation but I don't talk swan : )
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Nice capture of this beautiful animal.

The last one is just amazing.

Thank you for posting.

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Old Apr 11, 2011, 1:57 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone. I'm still fighting with over exposure. I believe I'm set at -3 but still blow the highlights on bright objects like the swan wings. I have the 510, anyone have suggestions on how to tone down the whites and brights. Guess I'm not camera savvy enough to figure it out.
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Thanks everyone. I'm still fighting with over exposure. I believe I'm set at -3 but still blow the highlights on bright objects like the swan wings. I have the 510, anyone have suggestions on how to tone down the whites and brights. Guess I'm not camera savvy enough to figure it out.
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When I had an E-510, I found my greatest success with limiting blown highlights was to shoot in manual mode. I started with a base sharpness and contrast setting of -1. The manual mode allowed me to completely control all settings based on the prevailing conditions.

I'll also say that, while the E-30 doesn't have the same issues, I've gotten so used to shooting in manual that that is what my camera is set to every time I go out.

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