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Swan action

Swan action
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Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-26
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment, Action
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 (IF) Macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-05 2:24
Viewed: 1503
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This white swan is seen immersing its head in water, maybe to refresh or to capture its prey! Anyhow a nice action shot which I considered interesting the way the water splashed with a good directional lighting.

PP work: burnt some parts of the bird and balanced gamma brightness. Framed and re-sized (Photoscape)

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-09-05 5:45]

Hello Francis Xavier,
Long neck of swan has double advantage, first it provide him all around better visibility and second, he can bring his food from under water without being divived. And I think this is what he's doing right now. Beautiful picture in fine details and excellent luminosity. Well done my friend, thanks for sharing.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-09-05 8:34]


quelle compo superbe iamge mangigique captage avec ce bec dans l'eau sueprbe quelle grâce, ce blanc dans l'eau sombre, le bec et le pattes rouge, splendide.

Bravo et amitié


Really good action shot Francis! Your timing was really good as you caught the little wave over the swans head as it dove under. Everything is nice and sharp, good detail in the swan's body and the surrounding water. The frame is a nice touch too.

Awesome capture and timing! Love to catch those birds doing something. Great pov and dof with wonderful lighting. Well done, tfs.

Hello Francis Xavier

You have made a picture rich in detail.
Wonderful light and clarity on the costume pearly white feathers.
Incomparable black ink color of the water.
Superb movement of the splash pearl, which accentuates the beauty of this composition.
Congratulations on this well-groomed.

Kind regards.


Bonjours Francis,
Belle prise de vue d'action de cette oie blanche qui dirige sa tête dans l'eau,
excellent focus et netteté,
Photo prise au bon moment et de beaux détails,
tous mes compliments

Hi Francis, great catch with the swirl of water over the swans head. Just enough light so you can see through the water. Fiona

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2011-09-06 11:59]

Hi Francis,
Wonderful timing of this swan as it immerses to feed. All details were left in tact. Nicely done. I love the clarity and coloring in this. TFS Julie

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-09-07 6:08]

Hello Francis :)

This diving swan looks in "the cap" from water wonderfully.
The very original composition in beautiful tone and light.
The very showy and very beautiful composition.
I congratulate on realizations, I like him very much.

Best wishes.

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