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You're in the army now

You're in the army now
Photo Information
Copyright: Normunds Sp (zbmono) (169)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 300D, Canon 70-200 f/4L
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): posts with a difference [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-03 1:41
Viewed: 7643
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another swan in action. This one was shot last winter on river Daugava, where people are feeding them. Two more swan action photos are coming.
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Excellent worj here Normunds, with details all round being white the focusing is good. Well done on DOF and BG good work.


You should be pleased with your shot, you have done an admirable job of controlling the exposure and keeping the detail in the white plumage.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-02-03 2:34]

Wow, beautiful, Normunds.
What a great pose. Well captured with good exposure on the whites.
Sharp details and wonderful POV. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-02-03 3:31]

This is so cute!! Excellent capture Normunds - he looks so funny, yes, in the army now! Good title. Very well done, thank you

Hi Normunds

You have done a great job here. So much white, but you have managed it extremely well. Love the title. Good work. Thanks.

Yes, Sir! Perfect pose and motion, and good colours and details. To my opinion, cropping the upper border with those distracting five distant spots might further concentrate this marvellous picture without reducing its depth. Looking forward to more swans to come!
Best regards,

Wow ,

What a shot, Exposure is spot on especially when everyting is white!!.
Great Pose. The position of the head in golden mean is perfect!
Eager to see your 2 more photos!!

Goutham R

Hi Normunds,
you did well with the exposure with all snow and a white bird.
Good details, nice POV and pose.
Well done.

Hi Normunds,

Amazing moment op pushing the button! The colors are excellent.


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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2006-02-03 15:50]

Excellent! No nits here - great title too!

Hahahahaha, I had to laugh out loud so that my husband was looking what I'm doing, and he also had a big smile on his face.
Sooooo cooooool - together with the headline realy excellent. Thank you so much for this funny shot in this perfect quality, bye
Sabine - wishngaruda

Excellent capture Normunds perfect quality.

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  • voodoo (48)
  • [2006-02-05 1:37]

impresive exposure!!
Very funny as well

Woh, woh, woh.... excelent moment. Super details on white.

German goose step? Beautiful bird, wonderful shot. I never saw a bird in this pose before! Wow! Majestic!

This is a fantastic photo, a very unusual pose for a swan, compared to what we're used to on here. Exposure is excellent, and it's very sharp and well composed.
Well done!

Hi Normunds,

I like this photo a lot. It is very funny actually. Great moment, good timing! The details are really good, even if this was taken white on white. The lightning in its wings is wonderful! TFS,


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-08 15:44]

Hi Normunds,

What a fantastic shot, I think its an amazing pose and quite amusing too, the detail is superb and the colours are perfect which must be difficult with all the White.

TFS Hilary :)

Normunds, this bird makes me say: "Ras, dwah, dray..."

Looks like it came from the East, not?

Great shot, great humour! Puts a smile on my face all around!

TFS. So long,

Super photo. Wonderful capture and title. Excellent exposure with all that white ! Great detail, well done, indeed. TFS

Hello Normunds,
This is no doubt an ultimate catch. Bravo Zulu.

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  • Perro Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 59] (553)
  • [2007-03-28 17:24]

Hi Normunds,
Great moment, great photo.
You must be proud of your shot, it's a success.

fantástica !!!

What is the world coming to!!???
Swans in the army.. aren't they supposed to be graceful, not ruggard and marching!???

This one is making me laugh, it's better than all the jokes i put in my notes!

you deserve many :) :) :) :) :) :) for this well seen picture!

Bellissima foto con la gestione die bianchi eccezionale.

TFS, ciao, Emanuele

A beautiful shot. Well done.

un mot : GENIAL !!!
Bonne journée

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-11 17:29]

Hello Normunds, this is an outstanding shot with a beautiful pov and action from the Swan. I love the clear light showing through the wings. It is an excellent composition with good focus and exposure, also clean and sharp. Great work.

Hello Normunds.

Excellent image, nice composition.
Beatiful bird.

Jose Luis.

Absolutely brilliant. The whites have been well handled, the sharpness and composition are excellent. The humour factor is great!
Well seen and well captured.

Great shot! And really nice title.

hi Normunds,What a great pose and so clear .greetings Willy

  • breton (47)
  • [2009-03-10 8:17]

excellent shot with a good focusing

well done !

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