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Copyright: Jonas Schmitt (Jonas_Schmitt_) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 43 W: 4 N: 54] (182)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-29
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-30 1:41
Viewed: 4073
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

When I went to a park yesterday I saw this beautifull swan.Immediately I took my tripod and my camera and took some photos.I used and exposure time of 1/125 second and en exposure of f/8 (there I get the best sharpness with my camera).


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Anserinae
Genus: Cygnus

There are swans in different colors,but the one I saw was completely white (except the beak).

PP Work:

In the photoshop I edited the colors and contarst a little bit,made a freame and sharpened the picture a little bit.Eventually I got this picture........

I hope you´ll like it and can give me some good hints,

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Hello Jonas,
A beautiful bird has been captured with fine details!
Good colour palette and the water makes a fine background...
Composition wise I'd leave a bit more room behind and under the bird!
Pablo -

Hi Jonas,
Good POV, detail, and pose with the swan looking your way..Good color, some over exposure. I would've composed with a bit more space around the bird. And a little more FG showing the reflection, and a bit more space behind.
Well done.

Hi Jonas,
Dein Schwan ist sehr majestätisch und mir gefällt das gekreuselte grüne Wasser so gut.
Auch Dein POV auf nahezu gleicher Höhe ist gut gewählt. Hinterleg' doch mal im Equipment welche Kamera Du verwendest, das ist auch immer interessant.
Viele Grüße aus dem 30 km entfernten TRU
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Bom Domingo!! Andréa

Hi jonas,
geiles bild super Farben und guter fokus
vll hättest du noch ein bisschen mehr platz auf der rechten seite gelassen aber auch nur ein bisschen
Aber ist voll gut
Tfs Toba

Hello Jonas,
great composition with the beautiful swan!
good clarity and beutiful ripples of water, just wonderful
thanks for sharing

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-30 10:30]

Hi Jonas.
Swan is grateful subject for shooting and at the same time difficult task. Pose of the bird, colours and sharpness of whole image are very good. I want to comment only two points. White tone is overexposed a bit. I usually photograph contrast white object with underexposure. For my taste cropping on the bottom is strong a bit too. Reflections in the water are very impressive and decorate the scene. However, very good job. My best wishes and TFS.

Hello Jonas,

This is another beautiful photo from you! I like the way you handled the composition. This subject is difficult not only because of the bright white plumage which can cause exposure problems in strong sun light but also from a compositional POV because you end up by placing the swan's neck in the middle of the frame. However, I found the empty space to be correctly distributed thus creating a balanced and harmonious picture. I love the blueish green hues in the water. They make a great background for the white bird! Well done! TFS!

With Friendly Regards,

Hi Jonas, lovely swan, beautiful composition with great light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Jonas,
the restricted spectre of emerald green and red looks appealing and aethetically pleasing. Good feeling for composition revealed by allowing plenty of space in front of the swan. Simple, powerful, pretty. Well done!
Thank you! With best regards,

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