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Old Apr 6, 2006, 11:28 PM   #1
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A swan that is in my local lake here. It was originally on the other side of the lake, and I only had my 70-210, so I sat there trying to decide if I walk around to it, will it swim away, and as I was pondering, it started swimming towards me. So here's one of my favorite ones from the session. C & C welcome
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Old Apr 7, 2006, 3:08 AM   #2
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Nice capture LT. Nicely cropped and framed, which more than makes up for the missing tail etc.

I took a load of swanshots the other day and was quite pleased with the results. Thing is they can be real tricky sometimes as they invetably tend to have a blown out spot or two somewhere on their plumage, which can make post processing a little limited. Would be better in my opinion if they were a deep blue or purple colour. :?
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Old Apr 7, 2006, 3:36 AM   #3
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Syd,

Thats the beauty of digital photography, post editing, as soon as I get to get to grips with CS2 a pueple swan will be yours!.....now where did i put that manual!


LT7, great capture btw, the orange in the bill is really vibrant!
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great shot

i really like this composition

great work

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Old Apr 7, 2006, 6:08 AM   #5
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mmmm..I think the missing tail adds to the picture...interesting. Nice crisp image!

I like it.
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Old Apr 7, 2006, 8:36 AM   #6
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Thanks Syd, you are right about them highlights and stuff. This Swan was funny though, it was just performing for me. If I show you the series of pictures, you will laugh. It came swimming towards me, ducked behind the wall of the pond, stuck enough of it's head up to look at me, then ducked back down, then stuck it's whole head up, then cocked it to the side as if to say, come here, here I am...then it just swam around in circles, zig-zag, etc, etc. It was an interesting experience.

Thanks Longside1, Ken, and Rubadubdub. This was my favorite of the bunch I took (have about 10-15). First time taking Swans, so was very happy at the results.

Thanks all for your kind words.

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Just came across this. I agree it's a very nice shot...gorgeous effect, contrast with the water really adds as well.

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Old Apr 7, 2006, 9:14 AM   #8
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Thank you KennethKD, I appreciate that.

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Beautiful shot. Did you try to put the water darker?.
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Old Apr 7, 2006, 1:38 PM   #10
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No, I never did try that, BUT I will try it now when I get home tonight. Thanks for that suggestions and you kind words too. I always look forward to seeing your posts andcomments from you because you take great pictures yourself and you're a Maxxum 7D user too.

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