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Don't disturb me!

Don't disturb me!
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Copyright: Ruud van den Berg (Robespierre) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 2 N: 329] (1424)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-D 80-200 mm/f2.8 ED, SanDisk Ultra II
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-28 17:01
Viewed: 3932
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cygnus Cygnus. Dutch translation: Wild Swan.
From the 3 of Europe's most common swans is this the most noisiest one. During their flight you can recognise them by their loud trumpetlike sounds.
An exeption are their wing-beats, these are more or less "noiseless" in comparison with other swans.
Remarkable is the pattern of the beak. No two individuals have the same beak marking.
Size: 152 cm
Breeding area: Northern Eurasia e.g. Iceland and Lapland.
In the Netherlands they are only to spot in winter time from November until April.

I photographed this one on a sunday morning. They where with 8 of them, eating grass from the ground. The birds where remarkable calm and easy to reach.

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To Zeno: Wilde ZwaanRobespierre 1 03-03 16:57
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Very nice portrait!
Great sharpness, good details and colour.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-03-01 9:19]
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Mooi portret van een wilde zwaan. Jammer dat de snavel niet helemaal scherp is. Geweldig dat je zo dichtbij kon komen
Waar heb je deze zwaan gezien?



Mooie foto. Inderdaad knap dat je zo dicht bij kan komen. Volgens mij is de snavel wel scherp. Maar ik kan het mogelijk verkeerd zien.
Knappe foto.

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  • eev Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
  • [2006-03-03 18:39]

Now there's a face only a mother could love. You have captured it well. what a look and no doubt a very busy beak. Well done.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-03-04 15:04]

hi ruud,
wonderful portrait! :-)
what a dirty beak. *g*
i really like the sun on the head
bringing out the yellow part of the beak.
great capture, well done,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-03-07 23:18]

This is an excellent portrait of the Wild Swan Ruud. Great colours, good sharpness and great POV. I like this. Well done.

Hello Ruud,
Funny guy, obviously in the middle of his meal..!
Good DOF, nice colours and details... Maybe the lighting is a bit confusing as it brightens the head only...
Pablo -

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