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Swans nesting

Swans nesting
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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikon 70/200 f2.8 VR + TCII 1.7x AF-s, (digital)
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-20 4:57
Viewed: 3236
Points: 28
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(Cygnus Olor)

Other species of swan:

* Whooper Swan, Cygnus cygnus breeds in Iceland and subarctic Europe and Asia, migrating to temperate Europe and Asia in winter. Whooper Swan is Finland`s national bird.
* Trumpeter Swan, Cygnus buccinator is a North American species very similar to the Whooper Swan (and sometimes treated as a subspecies of it), which was hunted almost to extinction but has since recovered: it is one of the heaviest flying animals, at up to 17 kg (38 lb).
* Whistling Swan, Cygnus columbianus is a small swan which breeds on the North American tundra, further north than other swans. It winters in the USA.
* Bewick's Swan, Cygnus bewickii is the Eurasian form which migrates from Arctic Russia to western Europe and eastern Asia (China, Japan) in winter. The reserves of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Britain are important for Bewick's and Whooper Swans. It is often considered a subspecies of C. columbianus, creating the species Tundra Swan.
* Black Swan, Cygnus atratus of Australia, and introduced in New Zealand. The Black Swan is the state emblem of Western Australia, and is also the symbol of the Sydney beachside suburb of Dee Why.
* Black-necked Swan, Cygnus melancoryphus of South America, formerly Sthenelides melanocorypha.
* Mute Swan, Cygnus olor, is a common temperate Eurasian species, often semi-domesticated; descendants of domestic flocks are naturalized in the United States and elsewhere.

Focal Length: 160 mm

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Ciao Andrea,
fortunata cattura di questa specie di cigni,

ciao GianPaolo

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-07-20 6:01]


nice, these birds are not impressed by Italy's recent success on the soccer pitch, they just want to be themselves ...it is difficult to show white feathers and you show them well ... nice...


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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-20 6:48]

Hello Andrea,
A lovely capture of these resting swans.
The lighting is great and you've handled the exposure very well indeed.The detail of the white plumage is excellent.
Good work,very well done.


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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2006-07-20 9:05]

Ciao Andrea, hai fatto una bella fotografia che emana molta tranquilita. Excellente detali e colori calde.
Complimenti, Dan.

Hello Andrea,
Excellent showing of this couple. Seem they have a good afternoon nap. This is sharp and clear picture. Excellent pov and composition. Well done and cheers.

Hi Andrea,
A great shot with good colours and sharpness. You could have got the bird in the front also fully in the frame.Any how this is an excellent shot.

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  • Anton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
  • [2006-07-20 12:17]

The is a perfect capture of these birds. Tou have managed the exposure perfectly and focus is perfectly sharp. Well done!

You've captured them in a nice natural atmosphere...
Nature at its best...
Well done...

mi unisco alla critica di ANgelo, molto bello però il momento di vita. Quasi fosse rubato. tra le canne, il cigno che dorme ignaro della tua presenza.

per la ninfea esposizione -1

per il lotto: me so scurdate è iucà, mannaggia a maronna!

Hi Andrea,
A cute situation well depicted!
I like the composition and the placement of the birds...
Very good textures in the feather coats, fine natural colours and nice details!
Pablo -

Hi Andrea,
Just time for a quick visit.
Birthday Drinks, dancing and hangovers to get through!!!
Thanks for posting, have a great end to the week.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-07-20 16:51]

Ciao Andrea,
Excellent swan close-up capture.
I like your pov,dof,focus,sharpness,colors,framing and note.TFS

hi andrea
a en voir la coquille vide,les petits sont nés,l'un des deux parents guette pendant que l'autre dort.joli cliché.bien vu pour l'approche.

che dire.
foto molto bella ed intima.

I never knew there were that many different kinds of swans..wow..I am learning alot on this site! :o)
The photo is beautiful. Great details..TFS
Donna :o)

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