Rise and Shine
The composition and angle are super. I will do a workshop for you if you don't mind...or if you want you can send me the larger photo and I can play with it....If there is anything wrong it is made up by the nice way it is composed...
- PaulGana (595)
- [2008-03-30 20:15]
I think you should get the Canon 100-400mm. It is a great lens. Many people on TN use it. It is stabilized and is very sharp at the long end.
One wonders how these birds can find enough to eat with all the ice. I guess they are equipped for it but it can't be easy or comfortable for them.
Evelynn : )
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-03-31 1:02]
Interesting to see them there, sitting whjere the surf hits the beach probably waiting for some food to drift by!
A simple and attractive composition, that makes us focus on the beautiful birds...
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-03-31 4:00]
Despite your limitations of equipment (going by your own views), it is a wonderful picture of these birds relaxing in a group, Donna.
You have cropped the image well to make a balanced composition.
Thanks for sharing this good image.
I can't assume I would be able to give you an opinion on a long lens. I use Sigma 70-300mm and had the same experience while shooting water birds from a distance. I couldn't get real close-up shots.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2008-03-31 6:08]
even without the longer lens you managed a wonderful shot. This a is a great group of swans. I love the lighting in the shot, it gives the ice a pastel glow to it and makes it a very moody composition.
- Hil (5035)
- [2008-03-31 11:39]
Wonderful shot of the Swans waking up, nicely composed and I like the way there are several different poses, nice colours and light too, I hope when you get your lens they will pose for you again!
- fartash (5161)
- [2008-03-31 13:27]
Great to see you back ;O)
Perfect focusing,composition and POV.Superb shot my friend.
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2008-03-31 16:02]
This group of swans are impressive. The point of view leads our eyes towards the swans. The subject is well framed The capture of the movement of the water is an asset to the composition. Have a nice day.
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-03-31 16:53]
Hi Donna,what a nice pic!!My best compliments,a not usual situation taked perfectly,excellent under all corners of view,thanks for share,Luciano
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2008-04-01 0:42]
Hi Donna ,
Nice shot with great composition.
Thanks for sharing
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-04-02 22:49]
Wonderful shot and I like the placement of the swans. Very skilfull work done and the image is neat and sharp. The muted lighting presents great mood and ambience with the reflections making the image look majestic and so pleasant to the eyes. Excellent POV to portray this charming scenery and very nicely composed. Kudos.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-04-03 8:18]
You made good use of your equipment and set these Trumpeter swans in a fine composition on the edge of the ice.
I use my Canon 300mm + 1.4 teleconverter for practically everything except landscapes and I am pleased with it considering it's less than $2000 inc converter. With it I guess you could fill the picture with the group of swans on the right. Alternatively Evelynn's is a good suggestion.
Thanks for sharing this fine image,
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-04-03 10:01]
Despite long shooting distance you managed to reach this cute group of birds. I like composition of the shot, curve of the free water is very cute as well as the location of the birds and their poses. TFS and kind regards.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-04-04 21:24]
Just marking the post for now
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-04-06 12:56]
I think this is a charming shot!
It looks like a normal family in the morning - some still asleep, some just stretching and some thinking about getting breakfast!