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pretty swans

pretty swans
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Copyright: linda mccloskey (lindamc18) Gold Star Critiquer [C: 76 W: 0 N: 0] (384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-03
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-03 15:09
Viewed: 5534
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
this was taken by the forge river in mastic ny.
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Hello Linda,

I've got no idea why there is'nt any comment to this very beautiful image you are showing us here.
This really is a great image whit different, but excellent view as it comes to composition.
I like the panoramic format very much because it does give both deep in love swans great space both ways.
Sharpness, clarity and exposure are superb.
I've seldom seen an image of a swan with such awsome feather details.
Superb work Linda. TFS!!!

Kindest regards, Harry

Hi Linda,
What a great photo of the swans. Very nice composition and details.

WOW! great capture, fantastic timing, excellent sharpness and details, beautiful colors.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-03 20:33]

Hello Linda

What a wonderful pose,great timing.
Like two bookends
Wonderful clarity and sharpness
Very good POV.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-04-03 22:32]

Hello Linda,

Love is in the air! Great POV and, you managed to capture
this beautiful moment very well.. Well done


hello Linda

you have done a very beautiful shot of this couple of Swans
forming a lovely sign of the heart, fine POV, excellent panorama framing,
excellent sharpness and details with a wonderful light on the subjects, TFS


Hi Linda,
Wonderful shot of these two amorous swans. Their poses and sharp details are superb. Great job with exposure.
Tfs Richard

Hi Linda,
The wide frame composition works well here..
I like most the swans head-to-head interaction, you've captured the behavior very nicely :)
Great post,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-06 18:18]

Hola Linda.
Muy bella Tu foto. Los Cisnes parecen que estan tratando un asunto muy imprtante y aun no se ponen de acuerdo.
Gran clase de foto. Alta nitidez y bellos colores.
Saludos Linda.

Hello Linda,
What a beautiful capture! Excellent and I must say a very different POV. Good focus, sharpness, details in the plumage and exposure.
Thanks for sharing it,
P.S: This one is going straight to my faourites.:)

Hello linda
This is a fantastic capture..Theres plenty of swans on TN but this pair are a unique capture..The heart they are making with thier necks is lovely and the details are stunning on both swans..Perfect in my book.
best regards

Hello Linda beautifull capture of a special moment, fine sharpness and colour great level of detail in the whites tfs rgds Necip

Hello Linda,
very nice capture of very beautiful mute swans in their famous poses. Sharp details, white balance (exposure), composition great. Thanks for sharing and visit my page.
Best wishes from Turkiye

Hello Linda,
very nice and sweet nuptial scene
I like especialy panoramic effect on this one,
excellent post,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-07 22:09]

Hi Linda,
Pose you captured is very good, they formed a shape of a heart together. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-07 23:06]

Hello Linda,
An outstanding Swan image!
The pose of this pair, composition, sharpness and lighting are superb.
We see many swan images on TN but this is extraordinary and thanks for sharing it,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-08 10:08]

Hello Linda,
Wonderful capture of these two Swans. Perfectly timed and so beautiful! Great focus, fine sharp details and lovely colours. I like your framing too!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Linda,
This is a very good image, the colors are beautiful and the exposure is spot on
Goutham R

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-04-08 14:19]

Hi Linda,

What a magic moment you've captured here.
I love the way you've framed your picture!
Full of tenderness, very beautiful!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-04-08 19:44]

Hello Linda,
Their heads and necks form a lovely heart shape, what a fantastic capture. Superb details and colors and the pose combine to make this an outstanding image. Great work Linda, thanks for sharing.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-09 9:47]

Hi Linda,

A magnificent shot of this pair of swans. Great timing to get this pose with the heads and necks forming a heart. Lovely whites and the details of the feathers are amazing. A beautiful picture.


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  • cam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 78] (360)
  • [2008-04-09 10:32]

Hi Linda.
AH spring! A period that gives rise to different kind of attitude in the animal world, and I found it so rewarding when we an witness and document these moments, like you did so well here.

I second Harry's comment
Have a good week

Witaj Linda,
Beautiful capture delightful couple.Their gorgeous position with native elegance.Great composition,very nice lighting and beautiful colours.Well done.
Pozdrawiam - Roma

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  • san Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 23] (166)
  • [2008-04-11 22:14]

Absolutely beautiful composition... The Heart shape formation of the necks is so clearly visible...
Great shot..

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-04-14 13:42]

Merhaba Linda,
Fantastic timing, great capture, excellent sharpness and details, beautiful colors.I have got a this like photo but yours photo is wonderful.
(Turkish: Benim de buna benzer bir fotografim var ama bu kadar guzel ve estetik degil. Cok hos bir kare olmus. Elinize saglik). Hüseyin

Gorgeous shot...what a perfect moment you captured here...like a heart. :)

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