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Cygnus melancoryphus

Cygnus melancoryphus
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of South America [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-09 23:26
Viewed: 5208
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Black-necked Swan, Cygnus melancoryphus is the largest waterfowl native to South America. Males are 115-140 cm (45-55 in) and 4.5-6.7 kg (10-14.8 lbs); females are 102-124 cm (40-49 in) and 3.5-4.4 kg (7.7-9.7 lbs)

This species has a large range, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 2,100,000 kmē. It has a large global population estimated to be 26,000-100,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2002). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e. declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Information source

This photo is taken in the Isla de Chiloé, Region de Los Lagos, Chile.

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Hola Ferran,
una bella ed interessante immagine di questo gruppo cigni, bellissima luce e buon contrasto di colori, la prospettiva di ripresa non č ideale, ma le condizioni di ripresa erano obbligate ed il risultato č ottimo con una buona sensazione di dinamicitā
Grazie e complimenti
Buon fine di settimana

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-10 1:52]

Hi Ferran,
Another splendid image. Excellent playing them. Nice scenery with a fantastic subject.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi and good Morning Ferran,

Excellent scene with these pretty black-necked swans from low POV with fine composition.
TFS and have nice WE!


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-10-10 5:06]

Hi Ferran

I think I probably took the shot of the swans I posted at the same location. Great shot showing these birds in their natural environment.


Hello Ferran
great capture of this swans, i have never seen white swans with black necks
composition, colors and lighting are very well
Have a great sunday

Precioso y excepcional documento Ferran. Los he visto blancos y negros, pero nunca de los dos colores de esta especie que nos muestras. Prercioso el entorno.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

hello Ferran

excellent photo of the Black-necked Swans, shot with fine POV & DOF,
fine focus excellent sharpness and details, excellent contrast,



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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2009-11-05 22:15]

Hi Ferran,
Great perspective and nicely composed.Nice clarity and striking blue produced off the water.

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