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My Swan Song
My Swan Song
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD1000
Location: Switzerland
Date: Sep 30, 2007
Aperture: f8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/80s
Galleries: Black and White, Birds
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 645 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.4496
Avg (commenters): 6.1569
Avg (participants): 5.4408
Avg (non-participants): 5.5000
Views since voting: 587
Views during voting: 643
Votes: 496
Comments: 53
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 09:20:19 PM
Nice shot! Great catch and choice for the B&W!
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03/17/2009 06:16:02 PM
They are very white against the dark water, it looks good.
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03/17/2009 09:57:16 AM
strong sensitive street shot.. +1
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03/17/2009 09:34:32 AM
Lovely scene. Nice b&w processing.
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03/16/2009 07:39:44 PM
Black and white works very good here, well done :)
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03/16/2009 06:56:57 PM
Nice black and white to draw out the birds.
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03/16/2009 05:42:09 PM
great capture - keep up the good work
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03/16/2009 03:18:56 PM
Good shot. Black water and white swan works well.
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03/16/2009 11:53:21 AM
I would crop it more and aim the shot to that old man feeding them , with this I almost overlooked him and itd be shame...

five from me ;D
brano
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03/16/2009 04:05:51 AM
nice shot
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03/16/2009 03:30:52 AM
Love the lone man on the side. There is so much to enjoy, love the processing.
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03/16/2009 03:24:17 AM
Well captured and presented. Nice contrast between birds and waters.
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03/16/2009 03:02:16 AM
really nice .. it has a peaceful feel to it
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03/16/2009 01:56:12 AM
Well captured and framed.
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03/15/2009 10:32:10 PM
Love all of the detail in the shot ... great BW
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03/15/2009 11:58:28 AM
Even though the whites are blown, this is still a very nice photo and I don't think it would be as good if the older man weren't there.
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03/15/2009 09:12:54 AM
good b&w tones captured , 6
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03/15/2009 03:01:40 AM
Also a nice view of the city and the old man.
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03/14/2009 11:14:06 PM
good conversion to black and white
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03/14/2009 10:19:02 PM
Nice shot--but I found the hidden gem in the hidden gem! I *love* the man on the left! I wish I would have been more about him and the swans.
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03/14/2009 10:17:23 PM
Swans are so white they are hard to shoot. This is very nice - I especially like the building at the far end of the water.
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03/14/2009 08:10:19 PM
Great group. DOF is nice. BW adds.
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03/14/2009 02:12:59 PM
toning adds to this image
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03/14/2009 01:28:23 PM
Neat shot. I hope you're not leaving!
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03/14/2009 11:53:02 AM
just special...really like your tones...I hope you post your PP notes
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03/14/2009 12:27:26 AM
lovely chaos of swans.
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03/13/2009 11:08:25 PM
wow, this looks like a poster I would buy and put on my wall. Its gorgeous.
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03/13/2009 09:27:05 PM
Good capture for BW, nice.
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03/13/2009 06:29:10 PM
Nice street photo. Usually you see a lot of ducks, but having this many swans is unexpected.
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03/13/2009 06:16:40 PM
A nice color conversion, there is a lot to see in this image and the comp works well
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03/13/2009 03:15:12 PM
Nice candid scene. Good perspective and contrast! 7
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03/13/2009 02:47:30 PM
I really like the aloneness of the one man. Makes me wonder about his life and how many times he comes here to feed the swans.

Not voting yet.
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03/13/2009 02:14:53 PM
Great B/w conversion.. the swans stand out beautifully against the water..
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03/13/2009 12:37:28 PM
Great shot, really evocative.
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03/13/2009 08:19:30 AM
gorgeous ... can't wait to see where this was taken ... the old man really makes this extra special ... nice job
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03/13/2009 07:55:48 AM
Very pretty scene. Nice story. Good lighting and detail and love it in b/w.
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03/13/2009 04:21:45 AM
this works well in b&w
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03/13/2009 02:11:02 AM
Beautiful
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03/12/2009 11:07:34 PM
Nice lines, love the scattered white shapes of the swans on the dark water.
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03/12/2009 09:48:14 PM
Black and white works so well here.
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03/12/2009 06:37:34 PM
good clarity and perspective. nicely done
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03/12/2009 04:09:38 PM
I really like how you captured the little old man next to the water. Adds a sense of perspective.
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03/12/2009 02:25:54 PM
lovely shot
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03/12/2009 11:04:39 AM
Great contrast
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03/12/2009 09:04:34 AM
The white swans really stand out.
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03/12/2009 07:03:40 AM
The man makes the shot. Interesting moment captured.
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03/11/2009 09:08:28 PM
Nice high contrast Black and white. I like the leading line.
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03/11/2009 08:14:29 PM
A very European scene.
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03/11/2009 06:14:22 PM
it is a plus to have converted this to black and white - I think color would have taken away from the feel. I like his placement, but the balance somehow seems off with the band of white at the top - there is nothing that balances it. will think on this one some more.
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03/11/2009 10:00:26 AM
would have liked to see the colors
03/11/2009 06:35:31 AM
too busy, my eyes keep wandering around. contrast is too high, lights are blown
03/11/2009 05:42:26 AM
nice candid moment. I know the angle doesnt help but would of like a closer crop to bring more intimacy into the shot.
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03/11/2009 12:54:46 AM
I love the old country feel of this. I can't tell if the guy is feeding the swans or not, they don't seem to be attracted to him. Minor nit-pick is the tail of the front swan is cut off. It may have been better to crop above it's head and enlarge it all more.
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