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Mute Swan feeding.


Mute Swan feeding.
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Sigma 300-800mm zoom, super telephoto, Sigma Circular Polariser
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-11 2:29
Viewed: 3195
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Having a trip out to our local reserve I came across this feeding Mute Swan and it was near enough to get a portrait picture. I do not think it has reached adulthood yet judging by the feather colouring.
Camera settings:- ISO 400, AV, Spot metering, 525mm focal length, Auto White balance and exposure, Electronic cable release.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-11 6:13]

Hi Peter
What a lovely swan portrait.Very sharp image whit nice details.Colors and DOF are excellent.I love those little spak on the beq and on the top of the eye.
TFS Michel

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-10-13 13:08]

Hi Peter, sorry I haven't been around much lately, I'll try to catch up on your latest shots. Very nicely focused close up of the Swan. Light very good with great exposure giving fantastic detail on the feathers and head. Very nice profile. The Swan has a very orange beak which indicates that it is an adult, albeit a young one. Nice work.
tfs
debz

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-10-18 12:13]

Hi Peter,
Lovely swan you have captured. Great shaprness and details. I like the expression on his/here face. Very good light en exposure.
TFS Paula

Hello Peter,
Nice close up through this focal length...
And what about the Ds MkIII???
TFS
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