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Morning stretch

Morning stretch
Photo Information
Copyright: Mark Kula (markula) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 147 W: 0 N: 216] (882)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel, Canon EF100-400 IS L
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-19 7:30
Viewed: 3324
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the mornings last week I went to a friend's house, where some birds made their nest in a flower pot hanging in the porch and had their young in the nest. Before I made it there I stopped at "my" reservoir to see what's going on and shot some pictures of this lonely swan residing at the dam. Good thing I did, because to see the little chicks in my friends house you needed a ladder, so I had to come back with nothing. Original image cropped a tad under 10% to improve composition. Shot on a monopod with the IS on at aperture priority with exposure compensation set at -1 to prevent from loosing feather detail.

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Mark you have caught some wonderful detail in that wing, and as you say it is not overexposed. It just goes to show how mucky they can get.

great composition, though I might have been tempted to level off the ledge...



Hi Mark,
Good shot! The swan is beautiful and I like its pose. Lovely details, colours and tones. The composition is great with the bird to the left facing towards the right. Well done!

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-06-19 10:22]

Hello Mark,
Great pose and composition, light also good.

good composition and underexposure. perhaps much.

Excellent job on the exposure, the feather detail is clear and has strong definition. Nice camera work.


Hello Mark,
This swan is really stand-out from dark background. The feather detail is great. Good POV and composition. This is really a morning stretch.

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-08-01 0:31]

Good capture Mark,
great POV, DOF and perfect lighting conditions :)
Well framed,
Cheers TFS,
Vishal Sabharwal

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-08-15 5:23]

beautiful pose! very good visual impact. tfs

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