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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-06-18 14:42
Viewed: 3321
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one of three Cygnets i found at our local park, it was late in the evening and the Mother had brought them up onto the long grass to graze. They were happy just to sit there and enjoy the fresh grass. They did not seem worried about my being there at all.

Mute Swan. ( Cvgnus olor ) Length 150 cm .
Large distinctive water bird, the commonest swan in Britain. Adult has a pure white plumage, black legs, and a orange - red bill with a black knob at the base which is smaller in the female. Young cygnets are often seen accompanying their mother. They nest beside lakes or rivers made of reeds and have about 6 to 10 eggs which take about 60 days to hatch. The young cygnets are grey in colour and then turn to brown white and finally pure white.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-06-18 14:48]

Hi Nick
Beautiful capture.The image is very sharp with beautiful details in the plumage.Colors and compôsition are also very nice.
TFS Michel

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-06-18 14:53]

bonjour Nicholas,
très belle image, c'est doux et frais. J'aime beaucoup l'aspect soyeux et l'ambiance paisible.


Hi Nick,
A very cute photo with nice details and a perfect low POV. You might want to adjust the color a little. The grass seems a bit too green to me and it even rubed of on the little fellow.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-18 15:01]

Hi Nick,

This is such a sweet and lovely picture of the baby. The details are wonderful and you caught the soft feathers so well. Beautiful colors. I love the setting of the tall grass.


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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2007-06-18 15:05]

Class picture of this bird - my compliments.


Hello Nicholas
Fantastic shot of this little Cygnet,
Great focusing ,BG and DOF,
Excellent lighting and sharpness,
Superb shot,friend.

Good Luck

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-18 16:00]

Hi Nick

Great shot with wonderful composition colours and focus. I am surprised you were able to get so close.


Hello Nicholas,
wonderful contrast the green of the grass and the grey of the plumage. Very sharp, and you seem to have captured the glance of this little fellow. Charming indeed.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-06-18 16:47]

selam nickholas; wow excellent shot of this baby at rigt moment,good details presented ,nice BG and POV well captured with splendid colours TFS

Hi Nicholas,
Great capture of this small lovely and cute bird. Excellent colors.Details, sharpness and composition very nice. Good notes also. Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes

A delightful capture of this solitary Cygnet, Nicholas.
It looks so relaxed and comfortable, nestled in the grass.
Beautiful shot.
TFS and regards.

Hi Nicolas,
Cute youngster with good detail. I like the POV and timid pose, thanks for the information in your notes..

How sweet is this Nick. Just wonderful. The quality of the image is superb, nice lighting, it couldn't be any better. Wow.

Hello Micholas,
Lovely portrait, very sharp and colorful,
you capture nice plumage, well composed,
TFS best regards/Lawhill

so cute, lovely photo, nice shot
good POV, well captured, good job ;)

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-19 6:27]

Nicholas, lovely and lovely. Beautiful image and very sharp details. TFS Ganesh

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-06-19 19:38]

Hello Nick, very nice capture of this lovely cygnet, looks like his taking a rest after a swim. great POV. well done

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-20 3:34]

Hi Nicholas,
Wonderful shot of this cute cygnet. The fluffy plummage are wonderfully captured with very impressive sharpness. Fine focus, lovely colours and the green grass as BG works well here to stand out the Cygnet. Excellent POV and DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Nicholas.
Beautiful shot. Shot is really strong in emotions and gentle same time. Very pure and sharp shot. Well done. tfs. Stev

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-06-21 11:15]

hello nicholas
whats a beautiful and cute cygnet that is giving nice pose to you
i like composition, point of view, lighting, colours, sharpness and details
thanks for sharing

Hi Nicholas, lovely little swan, very nice composition, I like it, ciao Silvio

Comme il est beau on a envi de le flatter.

Hi Nick,
Had to come and find this!
Very nice shot. I like the POV and nice details you've got. I agree with Niek that there is a slight colour cast and Howard's WS is very good in correcting this. Good job all the same,
Happy shooting.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-06-25 16:15]

Hi Nicholas,
Really cute chick! Very nice pose, beautiful solft light and a ideal background.
TFS, José M.

Hello Nicholas,
Cutie factor sky high!
For some reason those guys always look so happy, hehehe...
Well done on framing, good pose, DOF spot on and good details!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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