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Swan attack

Swan attack
Photo Information
Copyright: Toni Alvarez (Toni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: KonicaMinolta Dynax7D, Tamron 200-500 DI
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Swans [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-19 15:01
Viewed: 4956
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Shot taken by Lake Geneva near L'île aux oiseaux (Bird Island) where bird watchers observe migrating birds in a protected area. The swans attacked each other during a short moment. Despite their size, they're quite quick.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-04-19 17:27]

Good action shot Toni. You have to be quick. I saw a similar fight y'day, only I was too slow to catch them on camera! Our swan had quite a few feathers missing afterwards too. So congratulations on this shot. Well caught...

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-04-19 18:20]

Excelent capture of this battle royale. Well done on the composition.
Excelent work


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-19 22:37]

Appréciation personnelle pour la photo: bonne.
Bon impact visuel.
Pertinence de la photo pour le site: excellente.
Appréciation personnelle pour la note: bonne.
Merci beaucoup, Antonio. Beaucoup d'action dans cette photo.

Hi Toni!
This is wonderful image! great impresionistic situation. Just amazing colours. Good job!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-20 3:58]

Belle et impressionnante photo pour ces cygnes bagarreurs. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté malgré le mouvement.
Well Done !

Good action shot Toni. I used to think that Mute Swans were lovely and srene birds but they are far from that. I don't trust them at all. They are horrible and very aggressive. The things you learn from taking photos! This is nice work. Timing was superb. Good work. Thanks

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-20 4:30]

Great moment you captured Toni!
Very nice composition and lighting.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-20 6:46]

Great actionshot Toni! Very well captured. The Swans have some hot spots (but Swans are so difficult to expose right), but I like the picture. The attacking Swan came lose from the water entirely! Very impressive. Well done & TFS!

Great moment you caught here Toni. It is a bit OE, but the scene is fantastic.

Well done

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-04-20 11:17]

Swan Race (sorry Lake) This is an excellent capture Antonio. Very good timing and composition.

Very well done and thanks for posting

Nice action shot Antonio,
Well composed, and great timing to get this capture.
Thanks for posting

Toni, A great stop action shot! You have to be quick to get a shot like this, and you caught this one perfectly. Nice Job.

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  • Sam (0)
  • [2005-04-24 8:51]

Tout le mouvement en beauté!

Nice action shot with the spread wings and the the catch me if you can swan leading the race.TFS, Toni

J'aime beaucoup à la fois la netteté de la tête des oiseaux et le flou des ailes en mouvement.
Une très belle scène que tu as su capter là.

Une photo amusante, pleine d'action, prise sous une très belle lumière et surtout au meilleur moment. L'Ile aux oiseaux doit être un lieu bien intéressant pour ce genre de photos. Je vois que vous avez réduit le bruit, mais il reste un peu d'aberration chromatique, très courante avec ce genre de lumière difficile. Bravo pour ce coup d'oeuil, Toni.

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  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2005-05-07 13:01]

What a great moment you captured here, to bad that it's a little out of focus, but since it's an action shot you'r forgiven ;-)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-17 12:57]

Toni, great action around.

I like composition a lot. Congratulations on capturing the moment.

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