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Copyright: Pascal DM (Platypus) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 39] (280)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-31 6:05
Viewed: 3467
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I met this cute little swan on a late evening in June, with his family (parents + 2 brothers or sisters). I really like this shot where he shows so proudly his "wings fully extended", ready for take off :p... but there's still a long time to wait before he can actually leave the surface !

Tech : f/7.1, 1/400, f=220mm
Photoshop : cropped, levels, sharpen

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To glazzaro: true... true...Platypus 1 11-02 18:46
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The subject is good, the detail is there, but the bird has some over exposed areas. Looks like you were shooting in a strong sun. A suggestion, set the camera's Exposure Value (EV) down a couple of stops when shooting in this condition. A good setting to start with would be - 0.03 to - 1.00. This will underexpose the shot and help you keep the details in the whites.


Superbe ... très beau cliché Pascal...peut etre un rien trop de contraste !et lumière aussi Sinon BRAVO

It's a wonderfull picture. Lovely baby swan. Some OE indeed especially on the head, but I like it anyway.

Regards, Petru

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