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A cooling drink
A cooling drink

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Challenge: Water III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100K
Lens: Sony 75-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
Location: Orton Mere, Peterborough
Date: Apr 12, 2008
Aperture: F/5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125 secs
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2008

I'm quite pleased with this one. Got the timing just right :-)

Not much editing. There is a reed behind the swan's neck I thought about cloning out but deciided it'd be too tricky. Did a bit of cloning to make it less obvious. Also cloned out a reed and a random bit of white.

Apart from that, not a lot: converted from RAW, saturation boost, crop, resize, and lots ot sharpening, plus dodging and burning on the beak and neck.

Place: 79 out of 207
Avg (all users): 5.8882
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7231
Avg (non-participants): 5.9905
Views since voting: 813
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 170
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2008 08:37:11 PM
Nice capture.
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04/19/2008 06:18:24 AM
beautiful catch
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04/17/2008 12:56:53 PM
good details and colors
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04/17/2008 12:05:59 AM
Great capture!!!
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04/16/2008 11:13:24 AM
Great composition.
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04/15/2008 08:23:07 PM
this is great! I find myself wondering if this was cropped in from the left, down from the top, and if it might be even better if the neck was not out of frame. Or, cropping a bit more to lose the blue bit in the upper left. Gosh, it must be annoying to read a stream of consciousness comment like this. Don't mind me, Well Done! 7
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04/14/2008 10:10:43 PM
This is very nice, but I think I have to compare this to another strong swan photo in this challenge, and that one is just a touch sharper, plus had the open bill. However... good frozen action and overall strong photo.
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