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Life as a Swan
Life as a Swan

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Seltjarnarnes, Iceland
Date: Sep 27, 2004
Aperture: f/5,6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2004

Shoot this early last week but wasn't quite happy with it. Was planning on trying again before the deadline but didn't have the time to do it.
Decided nonetheless to send it in. Let's see what score it gets.

Processed from RAW with Levels adjusments
Hue/Saturation correction in PS
Unsharp Mask in PS
Ran through NoiseWare Community Edition

Place: 88 out of 160
Avg (all users): 5.5677
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2626
Avg (non-participants): 5.8925
Views since voting: 636
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 192
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2004 12:28:16 AM
Very peaceful looking. Really like the colors in the water.
10/07/2004 04:08:51 PM
Excellent capture. I might not have cropped it so centered and would have tried darkening the background a bit for contrast.
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10/05/2004 10:24:31 PM
I think the swan should be a bit sharper, especially the face area.
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10/05/2004 09:55:46 PM
Golden hour shot. Great lighting here. The pose, crop and composition work well to put together a strong image. Nice work. -danny
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10/05/2004 06:55:33 PM
Sweet... You succesfully captured the shades of light trhougout the image. No easy trick! I'm not sure why, but I don't get the feeling of motion here. The image seems to want to emote it, but I don't feel it. Good luck!
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10/04/2004 08:49:49 PM
Lovely pastel colors. Maybe a tad more shaprened. Then again, maybe you want a softer focus. Nice photograph!
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10/04/2004 01:30:14 PM
I like the reflection and the ripple in the water. The tones are interesting, almost pastel except for the reeds/weeds/grass. The orange/yellow and black of the beak stands out nicely compared to the white of the swan. Exposure looks ok too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2004 10:55:10 AM
Beautiful bird. Focus and DOF are good. The composition could have been more interesting with the bird more off center or something.
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10/04/2004 12:14:54 AM
If you'd been able to get a shot of the swan without the grass in the background, this would've looked very cool and high-key. With the grass in the background, it just looks sorta... overexposed. The reflection is beautiful, and the colors in the water are lovely.
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