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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikon 70/200 f2.8 VR + TCII 1.7x AF-s, (digital)
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-19 4:07
Viewed: 3098
Points: 44
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(Cygnus Olor)

Other species of swan:

* Whooper Swan, Cygnus cygnus breeds in Iceland and subarctic Europe and Asia, migrating to temperate Europe and Asia in winter. Whooper Swan is Finland`s national bird.
* Trumpeter Swan, Cygnus buccinator is a North American species very similar to the Whooper Swan (and sometimes treated as a subspecies of it), which was hunted almost to extinction but has since recovered: it is one of the heaviest flying animals, at up to 17 kg (38 lb).
* Whistling Swan, Cygnus columbianus is a small swan which breeds on the North American tundra, further north than other swans. It winters in the USA.
* Bewick's Swan, Cygnus bewickii is the Eurasian form which migrates from Arctic Russia to western Europe and eastern Asia (China, Japan) in winter. The reserves of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Britain are important for Bewick's and Whooper Swans. It is often considered a subspecies of C. columbianus, creating the species Tundra Swan.
* Black Swan, Cygnus atratus of Australia, and introduced in New Zealand. The Black Swan is the state emblem of Western Australia, and is also the symbol of the Sydney beachside suburb of Dee Why.
* Black-necked Swan, Cygnus melancoryphus of South America, formerly Sthenelides melanocorypha.
* Mute Swan, Cygnus olor, is a common temperate Eurasian species, often semi-domesticated; descendants of domestic flocks are naturalized in the United States and elsewhere.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-05-19 4:31]

Hi Andrea,

The cutefactor is very high in this tender photo. Wonderfull composition.


Hi Andrea,
What a super adoring photo! Sharpness and light are so beautiful. The DOF is perfect with just enough details to see what is behind the youngster.

This is so cute and adorable ! His feathers look so soft ! Colors, composition, details, POV and DOF are very nice, well done !

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-19 7:48]

Hello Andrea,
this is very cute. Great POV and lovely light. The softness comes through very well.
Nice job.

Come dice De Andrè "non resta che un pò di tenerezza".
Foto molto bella e suggestiva.
Domani mattina vado in Valle Vecchia per l'ultima volta da celibe :-)


Hello Andrea!
Excellent shot. I like the exposure, and the soft shadowed light...Very sharp and detailed.
High cute factor, perfect POV..
Very well done and have a Great Weekend!

Nice POV, details and colour! They just look so soft!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-05-19 9:15]

Very good capture of this young felow Andrea. Sharp, well composed and exposed, a very good picture. The only little thing is the shadow at the right but it's still a very good shot. Thanks !


Hello Andrea, Great lighting with the effect of shadow, Perfct details, BG, POV, DOF, great Job, TFS Kyle

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  • clack (98)
  • [2006-05-19 10:09]

A cute little cygnet! I wish I could hug him for a while.......
Your photo is good of sharpness and DOF. In my opinion it maybe may brighten up a bit, so you will see the cygnet a little bit better. But in spite of that it's a adorable photo!


Hello Andrea,
Beautiful young swan with all that fuzz. Excellent, what else is there to say...................

Hi Andrea,
Sweet baby :-)
Wonderfull composition and natural colours.
Well done.
TFS Malgosia

it's so cute! Great shot with nice colours, composition and details and note ....
thanks ana:)

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-05-19 22:04]

This is an excellent shot, Andrea, of an odorable newborned bird.
I like the softness of lighting and the POV + BG.
Nice natural colors. TFS.


Hi Andrea,
This fluffy little fellow is soooo cute!
Well done, Andrea... Well framed, and captured with fine details...
Nice job indeed!
Pablo -

Ciao Abdrea, sono nati finalmente. Fa tanta tenerezza.
Altro che "brutto anatroccolo"!

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-05-20 7:43]

Hello Andrea,
A great compositon, it is very cute.

tenero, così batuffoloso che viene voglia di allungare la mano per accarezzare le piume
PS: grazie per il benvenuto su TN :o)

You managed to capture the softness.The natural light on the down is just enough to really have a feel of it.Very cute little swan.

ciao andrea. sappi che se sono quelli di vallevecchia sulla dx, sono un pò geloso. li ho visti nascere. bello scatto, molto dolce

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-05-31 4:29]

Hi Andrea, cute shot. Well exposed with good details. Well done and TFS.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-06-16 17:13]

Yes Very cute shot. So soft and fluffy. Great detail and very good exposure.

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