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Elegant white swan

Elegant white swan
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Copyright: zhewen wu (fastshot) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 35 W: 0 N: 2] (464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2X, AF VR-Nikkor 80-400mm ED
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-06-17 4:10
Viewed: 4667
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this swan picture in the zoo.The background is very dark,the swan is white,looks elegant.I use photoshop to clean the backgroud,let's looks more dark
and no any light spots.
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Looks like the swan is sitting atop a mirror, Zhewen.
Your experimental PP work in altering the background to absolute dark has proved to be wonderful for this image.
I love the composition.

Hi Zhewen,
Lovely capture,reflections on water,lighting,details and contrast are perfect.Thanks for sharing.


A lovely shot. Nicely composed with excellent exposure, POV and exposure. Lighting is spot on. Nice work. :-)

Very nice capture Zhewen. The exposure is excellent for this tricky scene and the reflection is lovely. I do think that a vertical crop would add impact and remove some of the empty dark area. I hope it's ok, I have posted a quick WS to show what I mean.

Regards, Mark.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-17 20:45]

Very dramatic presentation of this swan, Zhewen.
The reflection is fantastic.
Great composition.
TFS. : )

Hello Zhewen,

I like your swan agains that dark background. It is really lovely. I also like Mark's workshop. His vertical presentation really draws attention to the reflection.

Evelynn : )

Lovely shot! The dark BG and white swan work great together. I agree with Mark about the crop. The portrait framing works much better.
Overall, well done on this one!

Hi friend
reflection on water and black/withe colores make it wonderfull shot.

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