- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-03-11 23:28]
A very good composition and good use of the strongish light - thecygnets stand out very well from the shot. Good detail also.
- mlines (3116)
- [2008-03-11 23:56]
Hi John, Very good composition showing some lovely details including the goslings , so fluffy, and the big swan feeding underwater, no doubt food to feed the small babies. Good colours. TFS. Murray.
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-03-12 0:34]
Wonderful shot of this Black Swan family having a good timein the water. Very interesting study in plumage colour and the red bill stands out elegantly. You do show us something exclusive today. The rippled water is dazzling and creates a fine effect. Excellent POV to portray this scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.
- rcrick (68)
- [2008-03-12 2:31]
Great image of these two Black Swans and Cygnets, really good detail in the feathers, and that fluid motion of the water looks excellent, love the POV, all the best Cheers Rick :)
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-03-12 2:46]
Hi John,what a lovely situation! The little swan and the parents! I like a lot the reflections and the red mouth in a dark pic..my best compliments,Luciano
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2008-03-12 5:45]
Certainly its a big contrast to see this black specie.
I like the way the red beak stands out so well on the bird, and your timing to get the other one with the head underwater.
Nice composition complemented with the pair of young ones.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2008-03-12 7:29]
The black swan always amazed me during my visit to Australia in May 1981 and October 2004. It seem to be bigger compared to a white swan. The ripple in the water are an asset to the composition. The details and colors of the swan are clear and precise. Have a nice day.
- Necipp (100)
- [2008-03-12 11:13]
Hello John, this a really cute family here, v.good dof from the foreground swan to the bg swan, and the babies are very sharp and detailed. A lovely shot indeed with lots of interesting contrast and nicely composed. tfs Rgds Necip
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-03-12 12:05]
i love this kind of photo when we see baby animals or birds
with their parents, excellent POV and framing and i love
that 2 little baby Swans in the middle of their parents, TFS
- arfer (0)
- [2008-03-13 8:45]
A lovely capture of this family.
The image is sharp with good focus.
Excellent detail and lighting.
The colours are natural.The black swans are very beautiful.
- jhm (1853)
- [2008-03-13 12:04]
The black swan one of the most beautiful swans in the group of swans, certainly through the red beak.
Here together with two young small swans, splendid composition.
Very well done.
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-03-13 19:45]
Very Lovely capture, nice composition and point of view, excellent sharpness and depth of field, nice naural colors and good light.
Hello John. This is one gorgeous composition in excellent sharpness of the quality optics. Pristine composition making it a complete family scene having a day out. I like the texture of the plumage of the parents. Very artistic pattern even with dark feather. The ripples add vibrancy to the whole composition and I like this one! Well done and best regards. Jusni
p/s: Thanks for the butterfly tips. I might try the bait instead of chasing them around and I have removed the pitiful bee-eater.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-04-06 9:01]
One advantage with white swans is they stand out well on dark water!
But of course this lovely family is an eye-catcher too, not least because of the fluffy two small ones...
A well balanced composition, with fine details in the birds!