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Copyright: thomas lemoine (lemoineth) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 388 W: 1 N: 143] (2286)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-02 16:25
Viewed: 3691
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The brawl begins, at the beginning, intimidation, blow of wing and much of displacement of water.
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Bonjour Thomas,
Great action shot, nicely capturing the fight between black and white swans.
Well done


Hi Thomas.
Great capture of the moment between these two. Wonderful behavior image, to be able to see when all is not well in the camp. Well seen and done for freezing the action for a great shot.

New Zealand

bonjour thomas
ah oui la ça barde!!
l'action est spectatucaire.
bravo pour avoir été là au bon moment

Hello Thomas,
Ahhh, rough action is well captured!
The stir and the splashing is very well framed, good details and the drops are well frozen!
Pablo -

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-03 12:16]

Hi Thomas.
What an expressive and nice scene you have pictured. Amazing pose of the birds, impressive water spray, perfect exposure parameters and composition of whole image. Great active picture. My compliments and TFS.

mais bien sur que si que tu nous en a mis une nouvelle
je vois que chez toi la bagarre est au rendez vous, et ceci même entre animaux !!!!!!
belle capture interressante
merci bien a toi

Hello Thomas,
I enjoy the scene, with the waters action, wings a flapin' and tempers a blazing :)

Hi Thomas
J'aime ausi le déploiement de leurs ailes, qui leurs donnent un air... majestueux! Focus excellent, bonne pose. Bravo!
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-04 8:32]

Bonjour Thomas,
nice action shot, wonderful show off of the water birds.
Great timing, very nice POV and details and sharpness are good.
Well done.

First of all, thanks for looking at my recent picture and writing your critique on it, Thomas.
This is a wonderful action shot of a brawl between two different coloured birds. Makes an attractive composition in terms of colour contrasts.
The displacement of water has been well captured at 1/800.
TFS and regards.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-04 11:55]

Hello Thomas,
Beautiful action capture.POV,waterspreads,moment you caught and composition are excellent.

Hola Thomas,
¡Que buen momento el capturado! preciosa la composción que nos presentas, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

very good sense of movement


Superbe photo Thomas, la texture est de toute beauté, ça ressemble à une toile! Bravo!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-06-05 1:24]

Bonjour Thomas,
Waouh ! Il y a de l'orage dans l'air ;-) C'est la première fois que je vois une pareille scène... Vous étiez là au bon moment, impressionnant leur poses et les belles gerbes d'eau.
Compliments et merci por le partage.

Hi Thomas, splendid action shoot with great exposure, great composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2007-06-05 13:12]

Hi Thomas,
I'd have to put my money on the Swan, although the Canadian Goose is a real battler. Good action image, nicely frozen water movement and the focal length is short enough to give us a good view of the whole scene. Good capture.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-06-05 16:57]

selam ; excellent shot of this birds,good details presented ,very nice BG and POV well captured with splendid colours TFS

Quelle agitation !
Bonne journée.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-06 8:50]

Hello Thomas,
I've missed this drama of the 2nd June!! It is a brilliant and well-timed capture, rather like a painting! Swans are so photogenic in all situations and I love its pose in this shot. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-06 10:40]

Hi Thomas,
Wonderful action shot and a great moment captured. The splashing waters are marvellosly freezed. I like your POV to portray this queer behaviour. The black and white swans add a different dimension to the shot. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-06-06 12:11]

Hello Thomas, beautiful capture, the collors and details are fantastic, great POV and composition.. well done.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-06 15:12]

Hi Thomas.
Excellent capture of this action scene.I like him very much moment that the did you captured.Water droplets in air and pose both swans,it everything is splendid.Superb done!
TFS,with greeting Milos.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-06-06 15:15]

Hello Thomas
You got an impressive capture of the duel between those winged masters! The display of the white swan is really stunning and amazing.
Really fantastic.
Congratulations and TFS

Hi Thomas,

That's a great action shot. Good capture of the splashing water and a impressive moment.
Very nice colours, good sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Nel

Bonjour Thomas,

Great capture between this two (no little) birds. The canadian goose can be also very agressive, but she lose always from the swan. Naturel colours and very good details. Specialy the exploding splashing water. Wonderful. Weldone. Regards and TFS Bob

Hi Thomas,

thanks for this "scoop". Very interesting. Water drops well taken.



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