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Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus

Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
Photo Information
Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40 D, 300 mm 1:2.8 with 1.4 CANON extender
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-06 7:22
Viewed: 4348
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Adult Whooper Swan
picture taken in the very early morning with good light to work out the shades of the white feathers
Hope you like it
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Hi dear neighbour,
Wonderful pic, Tom. Absolutely perfect timing, great exposure (no oe at all on the white parts) and diagonal composition with the wings as leading line. I'm not at all experienced in bird photography, but this image seems a stunner to me. Big congratulations, and of course tfs.
Best regards from Hungary, László

Hello Tom,
Fantastic image.great composition and timing.

Hallo Tom
How beautiful is the view! The dark colour of the water in contrast with the pure white feathers of the Swan is very eye-catching and striking. I like the detail of the water ripples very much and the blotch of yellow in the face makes this image super special as it has magnetism that draw the eye to look closer. It was a pleasure to stop by such a lovely image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • sotos (313)
  • [2009-08-06 8:39]

Hello Tom
Very nice photo
I am impressed by its clarity.Also impressive are the
colors and unique the moment of capture.

Hi Tom,
A stunning photo with a very beautiful pose captured in perfect warm morning light. Everything is perfect about this shot; the sharpness, the DOF, the composition and the exposure. This is very beautiful.

HI Tom,
Classic frame. with naturel beauty and sharpness and position of subject. actually ur subject is giving experiance of taking off. ur frame took my breaths away. no other words. thanks .( swans are my dreamed subject)
M. rajan

awesome, the light and pose are almost the same as my mute swan, the POV is very different. Great shot

great-amazing pic, TFS Ori

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-08-06 12:20]

Hello Tom
Wonderful! one of best photo with this species I ever seen.
Well done

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  • cris Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 3 N: 31] (789)
  • [2009-08-07 0:24]

Hello Tom

Excellent in flight capture. Good framing, sharp image and the plumage detail are captured perfectely. Good work.
TFS, Cris

Hello Tom
What a great timing ! you have frozen this Swan in a so beautifyul pose
superb sharpness, the lighting on his white feathers are simply great and the contrast with the blue water is wonderful
Have a great WE

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-08 8:46]

Hello Tom,
Very beautiful photo in great light and clear colours. Excellent sharp details, low POV and a very nice pose. Good timing and composition.

hello Tom

great action photo of the Whooper Swan
with the open close wings pose, fine POV, DOF,
superb focus sharpness and details, you managed
superbly your camera to obtain details of the white plumage,



Hi Tom
Fantastic photo with beautiful composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.
Regards Christodoulos

"hope you like" is inappropriate to mention here, Tom ...come on ..this is spectacular!
George Veltchev

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