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Copyright: Pascal DM (Platypus) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 39] (280)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/8000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds In Flight Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-24 12:49
Viewed: 5129
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken during take off, while chasing an intruder from his territory !

The original shot did not look soo dark on another computer... where I could see clearly the feet and water surface.
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Hello Pascal,

This must be the best picture of a Swan I have seen so far. You have captured it a great moment and at a great spot to get a nice dark background. Super sharp. Faultless.

Kind regards,


Hello Pascal,

Wonderful composition with a excellent POV!

Hello Pascal.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
Very good details.

Jose Luis.

Excellent shot! I don't much care for the red frame though. A simple white or off-white 25px frame would have been nice. The pose is outstanding!

Hi Pascal, stunning image you have here, excellent detail and very good frozen action, well seen and well captured Congrats Cheers Rick :)

Hi Pascal
great pose and perfect compo, although the feet are difficult to see I think the dark BG and water gives a very positive touch to the picture

Bonjour Pascal,
Une superbe photo que tu as prise. Quels magnifiques détails des plumes de l'aile! Les couleurs sont magnifiques. La netteté excellente et pour en rajouter, le reflet sur l'eau est très bien réussi et cadré.
(Points à venir demain, il ne m'en reste plus)!


bonjour pascal
bien vu,je n'ai jamais eu la chance de voir un cygne prendre son envol,l'image est nette et bien exposée.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-09-25 10:57]

Hello Pascal,
Waht fantastic sharpness, colours and composition. The contrast with the black BG is great!
TFS, Peter

Both frames are EXCELLENT.
However, the phtography is OUTSTANDING.
This image is so great that it does NOT need a frame around it.
Best regards from Canada from,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-09-27 13:34]

Hi Pascal,
Great timing and pose. It looks magestic!
TFS, José M.

Wow, what a cool pose Pascal, really like it. Excellent timing because you can see the swan's head/neck & very large wings straining forward at the moment of their apex..
Perfectly exposed with great detail in the white plumage, nice color. This is a very nice close frame composition as well.
Very well done!

Wouaw Pascal, magnifique !!!!
super net avec une magnifique composition, rien a redire,

hello pascal,
this is a great shot of the flying swan, excellent timing, well composed shot, you have managed the exposure very well here, the droplets of water look great here and makes the image full of life,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2010-05-12 14:47]

Hi Pascal !
Great shot!Many congrats!

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