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Hitchin' a Ride
Hitchin' a Ride
KarenNfld


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Unexpected Find (Basic Editing III)
Collection: 6s
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Location: Bowring Park, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: Jun 1, 2006
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 1, 2006

I went to the park to photograph the swans and saw this.....it's the first time I've seen a baby swan being carried by the parent this way. So it was unexpected for me!

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 163
Avg (all users): 6.9015
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7143
Avg (non-participants): 6.9519
Views since voting: 5167
Views during voting: 450
Votes: 264
Comments: 42
Favorites: 13 (view)


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12/16/2012 12:04:08 AM
The finest ride of all
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05/19/2008 09:46:21 PM
A great find indeed, i would have been uber excited to see this and ba able to snap a pic or two. I have never seen a swan carry their young, though I haven't seen many swans but I bet it's a sight to see. Well done and very cute.
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01/12/2007 04:10:20 PM
aww... this is beautiful! I love seeing parents' love for their offspring.. human or animal... great shot! Would have scored at least an 8 from me :)
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06/22/2006 10:01:46 AM
Great shot, love how the ripples set the swan up in the background.
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06/19/2006 06:03:24 PM
This is an incredible shot - and I like it with the head cut off! It's exactly the way it needs to be, in my opinion. Awesome capture and congrats on the top 5!!!
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06/18/2006 01:30:24 AM
Takes a while to see the story here but what a lovely capture! Congratulations on your 5th place finish.
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06/15/2006 03:22:56 PM
Cogratulations on the 5th place! Very good shot!
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06/15/2006 10:42:39 AM
This was my favorite of the bunch! Absolutely adorable and a great photo :)
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06/14/2006 05:02:26 PM
Awesome shot! That is unexpected.
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06/14/2006 02:56:41 PM
Oh WOW! As a person who LOVES ducks and photographing them, this photo just blows me away! Absolutely aMAZING!!!
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06/14/2006 09:30:25 AM
Oh this is fabulous!! Congratulations on your top 5!!
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06/14/2006 08:49:40 AM
Congrats! Really glad this did so well. One of the few I thought really fit the challenge and was a well taken shot!
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06/14/2006 05:43:03 AM
This is a stunning shot. Congratulations Karen.
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06/14/2006 03:37:41 AM
Karen, Love this shot ... well done again!
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06/14/2006 12:24:00 AM
Karen, you're on a roll! Congratulations to you on this top 5 shot - whoooohhoooo!! I didn't see this at all during voting, but would've rated it high. This is definately the first ever swan baby I've seen taking a ride on mom (or dad?). Great subject!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2006 03:52:10 PM
This was a tough challenge I think - but you nailed it.
Beautiful and odd in a ... natural way.
9
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06/12/2006 01:41:40 PM
awww
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06/12/2006 05:26:58 AM
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh............how beautiful.
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06/11/2006 07:51:22 AM
So so cute.....
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06/11/2006 04:25:23 AM
Stunning!
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06/10/2006 09:37:39 PM
I know the focus of your image is the goosling under the wings of the parent. Good capture on that, but I would have composed in more a portrait orientation to include the parents head also. Looks kinda incomplete as is.
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06/10/2006 07:08:37 PM
This is wonderful. The rhythm of the water and the detail in the feathers are superb. I would have prefered that this be taken in portrait rather than landscape so as not to cut off the mother's head - otherwise fantastic! 10
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06/10/2006 06:43:43 PM
Good subject. Cropping out mom's head hurts the composition.
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06/10/2006 07:24:43 AM
Back to bump you up. This shot has excellent focus and a beautiful subject that perfectly meets the challenge. Great light & color. I think I'd like to see Moms head but maybe if I did, I'd agree with your crop. Bumping to 8. Nice job.
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06/09/2006 11:23:48 PM
wow isnt that something really nice great photo really like the water
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06/09/2006 11:06:23 PM
That is just adorable!Very clear shot.
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06/09/2006 09:03:25 PM
Aww, how cute!!
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06/09/2006 08:54:32 PM
Beautiful
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06/09/2006 01:01:27 PM
how cute!!!
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06/09/2006 12:33:32 PM
aww
thats super cute
great colo, the wan is a little bit overexposed on the top right wing
other then that
it looks great
9
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06/09/2006 07:34:41 AM
Maybe long neck with portrait picture would be better, very nice btw.
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06/08/2006 10:55:49 PM
Truly a find!
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06/08/2006 10:47:10 PM
We have a winner ;)
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06/08/2006 09:36:59 PM
Beautiful
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06/08/2006 09:02:24 PM
Awesome shot, might have been better if you could see the entire mother bird. 8
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06/08/2006 06:02:04 PM
not only is this cute...but it's a very well done photograph too...i like it a WHOLE lot
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06/08/2006 11:16:18 AM
Nice clarity! It'S a little weird with the neck cut but anyways...
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06/08/2006 08:19:35 AM
love this capture..
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06/07/2006 09:11:21 PM
Very sweet image. Curious to know if you decided to crop the mother's head for the close-up or was this frame straight out-of-camera. Nice ride for sure.
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06/07/2006 04:19:52 AM
AWWW That foot!!!Nice find for sure.
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06/07/2006 01:28:24 AM
1-2 Meets Challenge - 2
1-3 Technical Merit - 2 (cutoff head reduces this score)
1-3 Creativity - 2
1-2 Extra Credit - 1
Final Score - 7
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06/07/2006 01:13:16 AM
Aw! This is so precious! Great find! 10
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