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December 19, 2009
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
300 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Dec 19, 2009, 3:47:15 PM
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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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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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Annieta-Kr 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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Annieta-Kr Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeous picture
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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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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 :)
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