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Belgium swan

Belgium swan
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Copyright: Iulian Gherghel (IulianGherghel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 2 N: 372] (1413)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica Minolta Dimage Z10, Transcend 1GB SD
Exposure: f/3.4, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-16 3:40
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Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Mute Swan is the common British swan, huge and white with a gracefully curved neck. The black and red beak separates it from the other swans. Cygnets start off grey then turn into brown juveniles which already show the distinctive black around the base of the bill.
Breeds and winters on lakes, streams, rivers, estuaries, and marshes.
A familiar bird throughout Britain, commonest in lowland areas. Birds can be remarkably tame and approachable.
Occurs widely in small numbers, especially in western Europe.
In Britain there are an estimated 25750 birds, with probably as many as 20 000 birds in Ireland.
About 50,000 breeding pairs Russian population 7000-9500 Turkish population11-40

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Hi Iulian,
Splendid shot! Wonderful swan!
Excellent definition, interestin framing.
Congratulations for the beautiful work!
Best wishes,
Josť Roberto

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-16 21:14]

Hi Iulian,
Wonderful shot with very impressive sharpness and colours. Great light and exposure management and I like the position of its neck. The BG looks great too. Excellent POV to portray it and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Dear Iulian, Nice composition. Very beautiful curve and soft white colour and feathers are so beautiful. Nicely done. With best regards.vab.

Super foto.

Hi Iulian,
A nice shot of this nice and beatiful swan!
TFS friend,

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