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Mute swan

Mute swan
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Copyright: Maurizio Cuzzolin (maurizio50) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 137 W: 8 N: 31] (819)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1, Digital
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-28 7:25
Viewed: 5027
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Autumn in Barcelona, a beautiful day with my passion, the photography. Mute swans are easy to photograph.
They swim near the river side. I added contrast and sharpness.
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hi maurizio,
beautiful swan, great pose! :-)
i like it when they try to appear bigger
and open the wings a bit.
but, swans are not that easy to photograph,
as i learnt, because the white has a strong tendency
for OE in the direct sun.
your swan, too, is a little light on the left side
and the feather structure is hardly visible there,
the right side is good with the shadow falling over it.
another point is the position of the swan,
maybe more to the right, so that it has a "space" to swim to.
the reflection on the water has to be taken into
account, too.
anyway, i like it.
well seen & captured,

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-03-28 10:02]

Hello Maurizio,
They are so beautifull, majestues great shot.

Bella posa. Il bianco dell'ala forse un po' sovraesposto? Sbaglio?

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-28 12:51]

Hello Maurizio
Nice capture of the swan. Nice color contrasts. A very elegenat pose and nice details.
Good work and TFS.
Regards Sky

Beautiful pose,they are very elegant when they display their wings...
Well captured...

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-29 9:38]

Hello Maurizio!
Very nice capture.I liked POV,colors,details and pose of swan a lot.

Hi Maurizio,
I like your POV here, as it is a bit unusual!
Majestic bird, and of course white, blue and red work sooo well together...
Fine details in the bird and pleasant reflections, maybe I'd like to see some more of it? The surface of the water looks so good here!
Pablo -

Difficult birds to photograph with them being mostly white and with the reflections off the water.
This one is slightly OE on the left (whites washed out with little detail) - maybe 1/3 stop underexposure would have helped though you dont want to make the water too dark!
Overall a good shot - better than I could have done! It does justice to these majestic birds...
TFS :)

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