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Mute Swan

Mute Swan
Photo Information
Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sony SAL 70-400mm GII /4.0-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-03-18 9:26
Viewed: 1388
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mute swan starting from the surface. A quite heavy bird. In flight you recognize them by the sound their wings make.
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Hello Pierre,
You were lucky to get such Photographic moment when this Swan was flying inside the frame. I like the way you have chosen eye level shot and perfect reflection. Splashing water added more beauty. Nice photograph......
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Pierre
Nice action shot! Super sharp detail and beautifully composed. It's always a treat to see the swans return. Excellent image all around.
TFS Janice

Hi, Pierre. The timing was excellent and indeed it is a photographic moment with the water splashing in the background adding to the motion. Nice sharp image with the added reflections making the composition look good. Thanks for sharing.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-03-19 8:48]

Hello Pierre,
Awesome composition due to your perfect timing at just the right moment. Sharply focused and displaying wonderful detail and natural colors. Love the low POV you chose keeping the swans flight path at eye level. Great capture!!

You caught a great moment with frozen splash and symmetry.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-03-19 13:35]

Hello Pierre,
Very nice photo of this starting swan. Excellent timing. Fine sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Taken from a good POV. The splashing water is a big bonus.

Hello Pierre

Great action shot with wonderful reflection and perspective,
great focus, sharpness, details, beautiful light, TFS


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-03-20 3:58]

Hi Pierre,
Perfect shot of flying swan and very nice reflection the bird in the water.
Regards Jiri.

SUPERB take off pose captured.....

Hello Pierre,
Congratulation for this outstanding capture. Very sharp image and with perfect focus as usual despite that the bird is in flight....I like the natural colors and the low POV in which you shoot this photo.

Hello Pierre,
a bigger splash! A majestic swan's dramatic takeoff. Powerful image. A perfect start into spring.
Thank you! With best regards,

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