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Devious Swan by swrut Devious Swan by swrut
The warm tones in this cold evening (-9 celcius here) are from the sun setting over the ice :)
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So, my first reaction when I saw this picture was "Wow!" Or, more correctly, "Holy shit!" This truly is a breathtaking picture, especially so because I know wildlife photography isn't your specialty. The overall gold tonality of the photo works well, and the circular golden bokeh really makes the picture special, yet manages not to be distracting. The swan is looking directly into the camera, which draws me into the picture. Perhaps it would be slightly better if its head was tilted slightly towards us, giving it some dimension, but that's not exactly your fault. You'll have to request that next time you two meet :lol:
My only complaint is that it looks as if you may have been a wee bit overzealous with the sharpness, as there is a slight "halo" around the head, and it seems to have increased the shadow noise as well. But that's really a very minor niggle, and the piece as a whole is truly fantastic. Well done! I look forward to seeing more bird pictures from you, as you really seem to have a knack for it.
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:iconpatrickruegheimer:
PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010   Photographer
Very impressive shot!
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Nipntuck3 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
beautiful picture....
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swrut Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Thank you very much! :D
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A-teinna Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there, because I like your picture so much, I featured it here: [link]
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A-teinna Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeous picture
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Thank you very much!!
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wiebestavast Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
:)you're featured in my 24th of december journal
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Dankjewel! Super! :D
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wiebestavast Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
:D you're welcome, merry Christmas!!
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Azimuth987 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Student Filmographer
It's works like this which help me maintain my love for deviantART. Thank you very much :)
:+fav:
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Wow, thanks for your kind comment! Thank YOU very much! ;)

Shooting this and sharing it was ofcourse my pleasure!
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:iconivanmitkoff:
ivanmitkoff Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
AmazinG! :faint: :love: Awesome texture, colours and bokeh!
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swrut Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Thank you very very much!! :D
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GaryTaffinder Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Great !!
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swrut Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Thanks Gary!
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davejsy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
wow what an amazing shot. thanks for the favourite.
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swrut Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Thanks so much dave! :D
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:iconpetitpomme:
petitpomme Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
Wooow heb je er sprookjesstof overheen gegooid of zo voor je die foto maakte :wow:
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swrut Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Hahaha!! Hoe raad je het zo? ;) Nee hoor het was het ijs en de zonsondergang, hele mooie combi!

Bedankt, ook voor de fave!!
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petitpomme Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
Ja echt supermooi! :O
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Goed om te horen! Haha. Al helemaal van iemand met zo'n gallerij als jij!!
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:iconpetitpomme:
petitpomme Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
Aww dat is lief! :D
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Just so you know, this is the most amazing picture I've seen in days. Do you mind if I critique it?
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swrut Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Wow that's very kind of you! And very nice to hear! I would love to receive a critique! They're now enabled for this shot!
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Cool! I'll start it soon!
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swrut Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Nice! I'll be looking forward to that!
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Bah! I just wrote the whole thing up, and then somehow managed to hit the "back" button, which deleted everything I wrote. DAMMIT! It'll be up soon.
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Ah damn that's so annoying! I hope you remember your words ;) Thanks for the effort!
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Agowilt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
die drukke bokeh is echt mooi~

Het is vandaag zo koud D:
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Vind ik ook! Dankjewel :)

Haha ijskoud! Maar daar hou ik wel van!
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Agowilt Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
graag gedaan :D

Ja, soms is zoveel sneeuw gewoon... leuk D: *heeft er niet net een uur in gespeelt met haar broertje, nee joh**kuch*
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swrut Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Haha! Ik vind zoveel sneeuw altijd leuk! :D
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Nelleke Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Heel mooi, perfect licht en focus! ^^
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swrut Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Haha dankjewel!!
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Canon
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Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
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1/250 second
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F/5.6
Focal Length
300 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Dec 19, 2009, 3:47:15 PM
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