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The final step

The final step
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Copyright: Jeroen Gerdes (Belgerdy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 6 N: 877] (7664)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKKOR 200-400mm 1:4G AF-S VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dutch birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-05-03 8:54
Viewed: 3247
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was the last moment of an intimate get together of these two mute swans. I was lucky to be able to observe the whole ritual before, the mating, and the ritual after

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-03 9:05]

Pure Tchaikovsky Jeroen!
Wonderful capture of this pair of Mute Swans showing pair bonding.
Excellent technically and esthetically. I especially like the lighting and composition.
Great to view!

Hello Jeroen,
Beautiful capture delightful couple, their gorgeous position with native elegance, excellent point of view and sharpness, great contrast with the water, very touching picture!
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hello Jeroen!
What can I say?! Fabulous moment, very good light mnagement and perfect composition! Very good POV and perfect DOF!

Superb photograph, you did well to capture the moment. regards yiannis

Hi Jeroen,
very nice photo of these swans and their final step :)
Great point of view. Excellent sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

Excellent photo, sharp, colourful and nice

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-05-03 10:24]

Hello Jeroen!
One of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen in TN !A Breathtaking pic, my dear friend! You must be very proud of you! Many congrats and many thanks for sharing! Great job, indeed!

Good time and perfect compo for the tender moment! Imèpressivedetaisl and light's management. Well done Jeroen!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-03 11:48]

An excellent timing and a fantastic result! What a beautiful pic and what a magnificent quality,white balance,sharpness and details at the top.Very well done,have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Jeroen,
WoW! great composition and presentation ,
beautiful pose and colors too,
Excellent capture well taken at the good moment,
Lovely couple..

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-05-03 13:56]

Hello Jeroen,
Very romantic shot..these two seem to be perfectly in harmony. I suppose that you mus have a lot of other pictures of them.
Fine decentred presentation and natural colors. Very well seen.
Kind regards

Hi Jeroen,
Wow they look so perfect and elegant together. This is a great scene with their heads together. You have capture them perfectly. Well done.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-05-03 21:48]

Hi Jeroen,
Very nice moment, excellent photo with very fine details, TFS!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-03 22:50]

Lovely step towards the eternal bond, beautiful image. tfs.

fantastic and romantic, TFS Ori

GREAT photo Jeroen!! The composition and sharpness are excellent. The colours and the lighting are fantastic.

Bonjour Jeroen,
Agréable et charmante scène de la vie sauvage bien restituée sous une lumière maitrisée et une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-04 8:21]

Hallo Jereon,
Prachtige foto van deze zwanen. Perfecte timing! De kleuren zijn schitterend en de scherpte erg goed. Uitstekende compositie keuze. De achtergrond past hier perfect bij. Wat een schoonheid van een foto.
Net terug van Lesbos. Heb enkele plaatsen van de orchideeën gevonden. Ik stuur je daar wel even een mailtje over.

Ciao Jeroen, lovely couple in nice pose, beautiful composition, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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