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Challenge: Baby Animals V (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II
Location: Abbotsbury, Dorset, England
Date: May 18, 2019
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2019

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 35
Avg (all users): 7.4737
Avg (participants): 7.2778
Avg (non-participants): 7.5641
Views since voting: 496
Views during voting: 123
Votes: 57
Comments: 23
Favorites: 0


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06/02/2019 10:10:06 PM
Adorable protection from the mother, great shot Paul, and amazing score.
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05/29/2019 02:04:33 PM
Wonderful capture, Paul. Congratulations on the ribbon and a new PB.
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05/29/2019 01:56:00 PM
Gorgeous! Love this. One of my top 5! Knew it would ribbon. Congrats!
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05/29/2019 08:43:07 AM
I love the tenderness displayed in this photo. Congrats!
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05/29/2019 07:00:21 AM
This was also one of my favorites! I'm so thankful it won a ribbon! I saw a sheep in this one and thought that was yours, but your ducks are just as wonderful and endearing!
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05/29/2019 05:44:55 AM
Originally posted by roz:



thanks Paul for clearing that up .. it actually made this photo even more special that one white chick .. :)
also they might develop at different rates .. and come out grey and go white with time ... ??

so of course i had to google it ..
a few minutes later .. here's what i found ..
"Newly hatched cygnets are grey. They soon become brown and then, gradually, begin to turn white. The cob takes exception to white birds, other than his mate, on the territory and his own offspring are no exceptions."


These cygnets were born on the day I was there - you can see the remnants of the one of the eggs on the left. I did take some photos of some cygnets I had seen 2 weeks previously when they were born so I will check my photos of those to see how much they have changed in the 2 weeks. I could have spent the whole day there photographing them but I was with my kids and they were very impatient so I was lucky to get some good photos.
05/29/2019 05:19:11 AM
Originally posted by P-A-U-L:

Originally posted by roz:

so beautiful ..
congrats on the red in a challenge that had quite a few 'winners' .. !! ..
so what's the go with one white chick and the rest grey .. ?? ..


Thank you very much for your wonderful comments (as always)

In answer to your question, I think it is just how the light is falling on the chick and also it may be just sticking its head out from the mother. This other photo from the same shoot helps illustrate this

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thanks Paul for clearing that up .. it actually made this photo even more special that one white chick .. :)
also they might develop at different rates .. and come out grey and go white with time ... ??

so of course i had to google it ..
a few minutes later .. here's what i found ..
"Newly hatched cygnets are grey. They soon become brown and then, gradually, begin to turn white. The cob takes exception to white birds, other than his mate, on the territory and his own offspring are no exceptions."
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05/29/2019 02:12:07 AM
Originally posted by roz:

so beautiful ..
congrats on the red in a challenge that had quite a few 'winners' .. !! ..
so what's the go with one white chick and the rest grey .. ?? ..


Thank you very much for your wonderful comments (as always)

In answer to your question, I think it is just how the light is falling on the chick and also it may be just sticking its head out from the mother. This other photo from the same shoot helps illustrate this

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05/29/2019 12:46:16 AM
so beautiful ..
congrats on the red in a challenge that had quite a few 'winners' .. !! ..
so what's the go with one white chick and the rest grey .. ?? ..
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05/29/2019 12:15:16 AM
Great image, I had this one pegged to win, I gave it a 9 and would have given it a 10 if the third chick would have been facing a little more towards the camera. I love having mom's eyes covered it added a little suspense to the shot.
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05/29/2019 12:07:37 AM
Excellent capture!!! I need to go check on the mute swans near me...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/28/2019 09:10:42 PM
Cozy.
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05/27/2019 11:15:19 PM
Awesome capture! Looks like a ribbon for you.
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05/27/2019 06:52:15 AM
Beautiful. Almost looks like a painting. Great capture. One of my top picks.
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05/26/2019 05:32:56 PM
One day and Mom's already got a migraine. :P
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05/25/2019 08:02:02 PM
endearing to the max .. this is emotive .. a beautiful shot ..
and look at that .. its like there's one ugly duckling in the mix .. altho not ugly but absolutely adorable .. i'm wondering why the grey ones and one white .. ?? ..
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05/25/2019 04:25:22 PM
fabulous capture!
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05/25/2019 03:31:40 PM
Great photo!
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05/25/2019 03:01:02 PM
Precious.
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05/24/2019 05:12:28 PM
Swans are so hard to photograph well. You have nailed the exposure, and the shapes created by the mama swan are great.
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05/24/2019 04:19:19 PM
Love this! In my top 5!
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05/22/2019 09:32:06 AM
What a great find for this challenge! Well captured.
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05/22/2019 12:25:39 AM
well done very nice image good fit ti the challenge 7
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