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Cygnus olor

Cygnus olor
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-12-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-01-11 5:02
Viewed: 1914
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nothing special, but still my winter series devoted to common birds of Lake Annecy.

Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Cygnus
Species:C. olor

The mute swan (Cygnus olor) is a species of swan and a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae. It is native to much of Europe and Asia, and (as a rare winter visitor) the far north of Africa. It is an introduced species in North America, Australasia and southern Africa. The name 'mute' derives from it being less vocal than other swan species.Measuring 125 to 170 cm (49 to 67 in) in length, this large swan is wholly white in plumage with an orange beak bordered with black. It is recognisable by its pronounced knob atop the beak, which is larger in males.More info on Wikipedia.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2017-01-12 2:26]

Hello Luciano,
a very beautiful species..thanks.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-01-12 3:47]

Hello Luciano,
Truly a beautiful bird which you have captured in a fine looking pose. We have many of these birds here in Ohio, mostly in private lakes and ponds. Excellent exposure and very sharply focused.

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful picture. Like golden touch on water. Well POV as well as as details. Perfect Swan pose!
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Luciano,
Aesthetic photo even without direct sunlight on the subject. Beautiful pose, reflection - and the golden patches on the water really add special tone to the whole pic. You said "nothing special", but I don't agree - this is not an everyday swan snap we all saw 1000 times. Congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Ciao Luciano, delizioso il cigno e favoloso il riflesso, bravo a non bruciare nulla, ciao Silvio

hallo Luciano
thanks you have here a beauty swan with nice colours and good sharpness
thanks gr lou

Hello Luciano

Excellent photography of the mute swan with very fine low POV at its level
obtaining its eye-contact, beautiful reflections, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Bonsoir Luciano,

Les reflets sur l'eau sont des atouts à la composition. Laq prise de vue permet de voir les détails du Cygne. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.


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