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Traffic Jam

Traffic Jam
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Copyright: Mish PM (Finland_in_Eton) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 23 N: 225] (876)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-28 4:11
Viewed: 2974
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not the best photo in the world, but as I was cruising through my photo folder this grid-locked jumble of swans attracted my eye. I like the way it looks, though I can't say why.

I took the picture while testing exposure settings, so I wasn't paying attention to composition. If I had I would have pulled back a bit so as not to chop off bits of various birds.

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To Shoot_Score: Thanks for the chuckle...Finland_in_Eton 4 03-11 13:45
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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-28 8:05]

Hello Michele,
What a group of beauties, thier attention seems to be on something near the middle with six long necks arching to the same spot. Good details and colors, my favorite part is the water dripping off the front swans bill. Thanks for sharing.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-01 10:38]

Hello Michele,
Cool photo with a humorous title. The crowded corner with swans looking at different directions is visually attractive. I am also impressed with the exposure here, which is tough. There's no loss of important detail on the whites. Well done.
Best wishes,

I like it as well! Many necks, it gives a nice rhythm to the photograph

Hi Michele,
It may not be the best photo in the world,it does have merit just the same.What I like is what Rick has already pointed out.The contrast is good considering all the white that is present in your shot and that stone wall is interesting too.TFS. Bob

I know they say "a gaggle of geese" What is it here?
A "swath of swans"?

Anyway it seems to me that the beheaded one is crying out:
"Follow me, I'm right behind ya!"... And by the way, the duck is saying the same thing ...

Thanx for this!

PS I think they are actually trying to hide the flock's "dirty linen"...

It looks good, it is a document of their social behaviour, the way they huddle the way they converge and move I think a good educational pic.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-26 5:54]

Hi Michele, this really is a gaggle! I like it and it does look like their in a traffic jam! It is quite unusual for so many to be close together like this. I also like taking shots of lots of Swan heads when they gather together. It a good one for testing exposure, as swans can be difficult if you don't know what you are doing. Any how i like it and well done.

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