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Copyright: John Brattan (Bratman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 51 W: 0 N: 42] (780)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor 500mm F4p
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-04 10:57
Viewed: 4508
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Young swan having a good thrash about in the water.
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Hello John nice action freeze with sharp details good strong contrast well exposed with minimal hot spots good work tfs rgds necip.

what an amazing pose and wonderful clarity i would say a great action shot.tfs

hi john,
a dynamic capture with great details.
good exposure and well framed.
fantastic pose of the swan !
TFS - carole

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-04 13:31]

Hi John. I like this one very much. the detail in the young swan and water is very good. a very good expression on the face. fine detail and colours. very well done TFS.
Have a nice Sunday.

Hi John,
Superb capture of this youngster in a great pose.
Technically flawless with awsome sharpness and lighting.
The composition is perfect and feather details and all the water drops flying around behind the swan are very beautiful.
A great joy to look at and FAV.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great Sunday,

Congrats, John...
We have a winner;-)
Superb image, razor sharp and full of energy!
Excellent colours ...
Hey..what is your shutter speed??:-)

Hello John,
Dynamic stop-action capture, you have frozen the movement perfectly. An excellent POV and composition, technically very correct :)
Very Well Done!

Hi John,
What a spectacular picture of this cygnet.
You certainly caught the moment and caught it well, especially the head and neck. The wing whites are a little washed out but do not spoil it too much.
Well seen and well taken so well done,

hello John

this is the kind of picture i like,

just one critique, i would leave more space
at the back of the swan




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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-10-03 7:41]

HI John, your photos are fabulous and I particularly like this one as I do love seeing wildlife in action. You have captured it perfectly with perfect exposure and just the right shutter speed for those sharp water drops, as is every detail on the swan. Colours and light are vivid. All making a lovely composition.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-12-01 22:15]

Haha... What a great shot, john.
A rather unusual and extremely interesting posture.
Wonderful action with excellent details and exposure.
TFS. : )

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-02 14:07]

Hello John

A wonderful capture!
So much detail and action captured in just one frame.
The clarity is exceptional,and the lighting is wonderful.
The colours are well saturated,I feel as if I am right there too.
Excellent POV and DOF.
Superb job.


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-03-09 1:28]

Hi John,

This is a special capture. It shows emotion!!Its threatening in a way. A real actionshot and I like it.

great capture, TFS Ori

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