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Copyright: Tobias Ortmann (Tobias__Ortmann) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 7 N: 171] (681)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS 350D, EF-S55-250mm IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-13 7:57
Viewed: 3715
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi treknature members,
Today it was a very beatifull sunny day,so I took my camera with me and go to a small lake about 400 meters away of my hometown.
There are a lot of families with young childs because of the big playground,which is located very nearly on the lake.
So the parents can relax,maybe going for a walk or watching the many birds and swans they living there.
When I took my camera off my bag to take picture this swan was really near of me.
So I took a lot of fotos of it---this is one of them
Hope you enjoy and can give me some hints
best regards Toba

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Hello Tobias! Very interesting portrait. Good point of view. Lightness and sharpness are very well. Nice capture. Original picture. Good luck!

bonjour tobias
c'est un beau portrait relativement bie nexpos mais pour la prochaine il faudrait avoir le bec en entier.

Hello Tobias,
This is a fine portrait of the swan!
Good point of view to capture a clean profile, fine details in the plumage...
Good sharpness and fine colour reproduction, maybe the tip of the beak is too close to the edge of the image?
Pablo -

Hi Tobias,
As it was already said, this is a good portrait with good exposure, details and lightning. If I can make a suggestion, you could maybe have used a slower shutter speed and this way you could have used smaller aperture which would have brought out more details (even if they are already good)... The other thing is that it would have been better with its whole beak in the frame but the picture is still nice and agreeable. Thanks,
PS, was the camera settled on automatic?

Hallo Tobias
The place were you have taken this photo sounds so peaceful according to your notes. I can imagine that everybody going there are just at peace and enjoying themselves. Very good close-up of this swan. It is a pity the end of the beak fades away slightly. Never the less a well presented image. I never get bored from looking at portraits, so beautiful and close. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Hello Tobias,
a very nice portrait of this mute swann,
focus, colours and background are splendid
well done,

Hello Tobias,
I see you've already received some tips on what you might do better next time..Suffice to say then, the image has some good details. You've also taken a good POV, and I like the catchlight in its eye..
And perhaps it would be better to leave the beak tip in your presentation? Also, you will always have a lower success rate when using auto mode. In difficult lighting situations, the camera cannot compensate adequately.

Hello Tobias,
Very good exposure and focus in this shot, if include the full view of the beak will be even better, only a opinion!
good sharpness, beautiful colour and details
well done

Hello Tobias,
The title describes this swan very well. Very nice close up and well seen image. However, the crop is a bit too tight to my taste. Very well done and tfs.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-14 8:17]

Hi Tobias.
I like your attempt to take portrait shot. Your model is so charming and calm. I'll mark few points. You have used pattern metering mode. I it not the best choice for contrast object. Part of the had is OE a bit. Second, the framing also is not so exact. Tip of beak is cut. However, I welcome your experience and my best wishes.

Hi Tobias,
A beautiful captured portrait of this beautiful swan. Excellent composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

PS: In my view it would have looked much better if you would have kept a little more neck portion.

Hello Tobias

What a wonderful close-up capture with excellent details, especialy its beak!

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