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Challenge: Birds (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Location: Widewater, Lancing, Sussex, England
Date: Jun 8, 2005
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2005

Taken late evening at widewater lagoon.This is one of about 100 shots i took. The water from the swans mouth looks a bit odd because of a piece reed stuck on her lower beak.
Thank you for all your votes and comments.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 289
Avg (all users): 7.1071
Avg (commenters): 8.4138
Avg (participants): 6.9634
Avg (non-participants): 7.3103
Views since voting: 15365
Views during voting: 528
Votes: 280
Comments: 64
Favorites: 36 (view)


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08/03/2005 07:07:26 PM
What's wrong with a drooling swan ? *L*
That's a killer shot.
How on earth did you get a 1/640 speed at ISO 200 with that lense !!!
I have the same lense on my 20D , and it's amazing but it doesnt seem to take in that much light ?
Again , an amazing shot.
Congrats.
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06/26/2005 02:11:15 PM
Oh my goodness this fantastic
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06/25/2005 10:18:23 AM
this is more than amazing.
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06/24/2005 01:45:20 PM
Hey men i give you a 10... You got it...

Well deserved.
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06/23/2005 09:40:34 AM
Originally posted by ErikaS:

How did this not win first place?


It's the drool
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06/21/2005 09:43:53 PM
create a print!
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06/21/2005 09:39:00 PM
I don't like this. It looks like the swan is drooling. Not a flattering portrait of such a graceful animal.

Message edited by author 2005-06-21 21:39:14.
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06/21/2005 09:12:01 AM
i think this should have made number 1!!!!!!
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06/20/2005 06:41:26 PM
Congratulations on your Ribbon with a very well captured shot! Lighting and focus enhance the beauty of this little family.
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06/20/2005 06:21:17 PM
How did this not win first place?
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06/20/2005 03:52:47 PM
Beautifully done, love the title too. Congrats.
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06/20/2005 02:08:32 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon Mark
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06/20/2005 02:05:19 PM
This should have taken Blue.... its gorgeous!!!
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06/20/2005 12:01:54 PM
Had this one picked for blue. Congrats on a well-deserved ribbon.
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06/20/2005 11:25:25 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! Nice job!
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06/20/2005 08:45:20 AM
Wow! What an incredible capture! The lighting, the composition, the timing, everything is beautiful! I had this pegged to take the blue, but still not a bad finish. Congrats on your ribbon in this talented challenge.
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06/20/2005 07:42:41 AM
Congratulations! one of my top pics; lovely color and composition
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06/20/2005 07:31:45 AM
you were robbed this should have been first place, its such an awesome shot
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06/20/2005 07:28:05 AM
I'm so glad this won a ribbon! Congratulations!
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06/20/2005 07:01:47 AM
for me the best of the lot - excellent work well done.
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06/20/2005 03:46:01 AM
Great capture, congratulations !
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06/20/2005 02:47:14 AM
What got me to say wow! was the water streaming from the Swan's beak, excellent and congratulations!
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06/20/2005 02:40:30 AM
gorgeous!
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06/20/2005 01:24:02 AM
Way to go. I had this as one of the best. Glad the rest of the group agreed. YIPPEE!!!
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06/20/2005 12:59:21 AM
Rich and sharp, emotional and wonderfully composed. My favorite. Congrats on your ribbon!
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06/20/2005 12:22:36 AM
This is so lovely! Congrats!!
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06/20/2005 12:17:16 AM
Marbo wins with the chickadees. A lovely and wonderful study. Congratulations on your yellow
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06/20/2005 12:01:54 AM
CONGRATS
this was my favorite in the challenge
way to go!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2005 11:45:58 PM
Amazing shot. Just curious how many shots in the sequence you took or was this a single take. You have my vote hands down. Not to say anything bad about the others they are all very impressive. Just something about this shot captivates me personally.
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06/19/2005 08:06:43 PM
Wonderful shot, great coloring... The water dripping from the beak bothers me a bit.
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06/19/2005 06:10:10 PM
Great shot. I can see this as a poster hanging on a lot of teenage girls walls
10
good luck
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06/19/2005 02:20:52 AM
you captured a lovely moment of mum and her babies so well done for that ! I find the blurriness of the background distracting though and the lighting not quite right, mum is a little dark.
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06/18/2005 05:15:51 AM
Major Wow Factor for me.. simply beautiful
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06/16/2005 04:56:09 PM
beautiful
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06/16/2005 12:47:01 PM
Lovely lighting though the red is a touch too red for me, even though it's likely realistic rendition of late evening light. A little more detail in face of parent swan would help too. 6
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06/16/2005 12:46:46 PM
Cute, just a tad more luminance and it would be there = 8
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06/16/2005 12:30:44 PM
I think this is an excellent shot. I like the lighting and detail. Only draw back is the water catured in the swans beak. I find it very unatural and distracting.
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06/16/2005 12:11:52 PM
Lovely capture, especially the backlighting on the ducklings. I'm not sure if the falling water adds to the picture or not, but it's certainly captured well.
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06/16/2005 08:52:19 AM
wonderful capture, i hope this places high
good luck
9
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06/16/2005 04:05:13 AM
INCREDIBLE. Really fabulous image. I love the warm tones, makes it feel like a summer evening.
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06/16/2005 12:39:26 AM
This is just stunning! Hopefully the blue!
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06/15/2005 10:36:52 PM
beautiful image
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06/15/2005 05:09:25 PM
nice capture, nice lighting.
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06/15/2005 04:31:49 PM
Beautiful colours and exposure on this entry. Just gorgeous. 10
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06/15/2005 04:50:07 AM
fabulous image cant be faulted 10
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06/14/2005 08:10:27 PM
The evening glow adds to the beauty of this image. Good Luck !
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06/14/2005 05:49:49 PM
That's really pretty - very fairy tale ish :)
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06/14/2005 05:07:01 PM
beautiful shot but the water dripping from the swan's beak is distracting - shame as it spoils an otherwise perfect picture.
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06/14/2005 03:31:34 PM
Winner, awesome light, 10
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06/14/2005 11:44:34 AM
Beautiful shot and different, this light is amazing!
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06/14/2005 08:50:57 AM
Very nice! Can't find much wrong with this.
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06/14/2005 08:13:03 AM
Not sure about the water from Momma's mouth. Looks a little bizarre. The sun reflections on the water are a little too strong (hot). The rest of the photo is great. Love the colors, focus, and dof. Excellent work
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06/14/2005 02:28:22 AM
amazing light!!!
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06/13/2005 10:47:15 PM
This is just plain lovely. The composition and use of light, slight silhouette of fledglings, the tone and color all add up to a beautiful shot...8
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06/13/2005 09:57:26 PM
Did that swan just sneeze? Lovely pic even if it does have swan snot in it. The little signets are cute!
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06/13/2005 04:18:33 PM
This REALLY is one of my favorites!!! I fact. . . .I'm going to pick it as one of my favorites. I love ducks anyway, but your lighting, your tones, and then the dripping of the water off your perfectly focused ducks makes this an aMAZING shot!!! I would be delighted if this was in the winners circle on Monday morning!!!
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06/13/2005 04:13:06 PM
wow all magicy and stuff no but seriously incredible shot i mean wow10+
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06/13/2005 02:30:55 PM
unusual but nice
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06/13/2005 01:38:46 PM
Just stunningly great moment. Very nice. 10.
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06/13/2005 12:02:48 PM
awesome timing !
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06/13/2005 11:10:52 AM
Oh this is outstanding. Could be a winner of the challenge. The soft amber of the light is just terrific. Might be my favorite.
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06/13/2005 06:45:04 AM
Nice capture. maybe a tade dark?..Good luck
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06/13/2005 01:58:30 AM
what a catch... definately ribbon material 10
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06/13/2005 12:55:01 AM
You have created an absolute beauty here! I love it!
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