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Swan In Blue

Swan In Blue
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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: 2007-08-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-09 10:22
Viewed: 3643
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken around 09h00, before the sun had fully cleared the trees surrounding this lake, I was just playing with settings, trying to get a good exposure. I wasn't expecting to get anything worth posting here. However, I liked the way this photo turned out as there were no 'green' reflections from the surrounding vegetation so the swan and it's reflection float in a sea (or sky) of blue. The the small patch of sunlight on the bill and throat are interesting, too.

I know the composition is not that good but I couldn't get a more satisfactory one with cropping either. I tried all sorts of variations but the swan still remained 'front and center' in the image.

The original image was intensely blue so I ran it through the image fade tool to get a more realistic coloring. Sharpened it a wee bit and ran it through the digital noise removal after resizing. Then picked out a few details with the sharpen tool set low and at a small radius, mostly along the edges of the neck.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-09 10:33]

Hi Mish,

What lovely elements to this picture. The graceful swan, the beautiful blue water with the soft ripples, and the wonderful reflection. Add to that the nice colors and fine details. Very nice.


hi mish,

i like the water very much that you photographed here.the swan is a little bit too in the shadow and unclear.but the water really comes great out of it and brings a special mood to the swan.besides i would have put the swan more on the right.

The swan and its reflection on the water look wonderful.
You catched a lovely photo in the morning

Greetings from Bursa/Turkey

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-10 0:56]

Hi Mish

What a lovely posting - the reflectio is simply wonderful. The lighting really suits this shot too.


Hi Mish,
A lovely photo of a bird that I have never seen in real life. I guess they are around in private parks and such. Nicely captured with a great reflection. Well done.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-10 2:31]

Mish, Very nice shot and also the shadow coming out of the water is very interesting. Wonderful gaenesh

Hi Mish, Very nice work on this image, love the tone of the shot, tfs Cheers Rick

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-08-12 1:35]

Hello Mish,
Very nice capture.I liked POV,reflections on water,pose of swan and composition a lot.

Hello Mish!

Nice shot! I like its blue tint and swan's reflection. TFS.

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  • jone Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 1] (26)
  • [2007-08-22 23:59]

Hi Mish ;)
great portrait and reflection...
Have a nice day,
J ;)

  • martic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 1 N: 159] (1327)
  • [2007-09-02 6:18]

Hi Mish,
Lovely composition with nice colors, I like mirror effect and clearly details of the swan
well done

Hello Mish,
Beautiful details on this swan, love the reflection and the tones of blue for sure...very pretty ..TFS

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