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Twisted - Yoweee

Twisted -   Yoweee
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Copyright: Shelly OBrien (ShellyOB) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 86 N: 790] (3425)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-16
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, SIGMA 18-200/3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Favorite Animals and Birds, Friday Theme 2008/05/16 "Twisted" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-15 10:23
Viewed: 1473
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken at Swan Lake Iris Gardens in Sumter, South Carolina. A wonderful botanical garden that is home to all eight species of swans known. I had never seen swans up close and I was fascinated by them. And amazed. They can definitely do some odd things with those long necks.

This is my contribution to the Friday theme - Twisted.

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Shelly Hi:
Wonderful presentation for the theme. A very nice composition, with color, clarity and POV. Congratulations.
United States

Original issue for the friday theme!
Swans are very beautiful and regal birds:
this one is also good in gym! :-)
Ciao, Antonella

hello shelly..very nice photo..like it..

Hello Shelly, a good interpretation of the theme with the swan and its amazing neck!
It is a lovely study,good light, sharpness and colours.
And wow what BIG feet!No wonder they are able to swim so quickly.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hello Shelly,

A great addition to the theme!
Very interesting pov, catching the swan not only twisting but with its leg over its back!

The details of the feathers show good texture and the light, besides reflecting on the water, creates a lovely dappled effect on the swan.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 0 N: 57] (1145)
  • [2008-05-15 15:23]

Hi Shelly,

Wonderful photo of the twisted neck of swan. Impressive sharpness. Fantastic this big foot. Regards


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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-05-16 0:35]

Hi Shelly, this one really puts a kink in my neck!!! :) A really great idea for the theme. Very beautifully done, great colors and detail. I wish I lived by a lake with these beautiful swans around. Keep well!!

Hi Shelly,

Nice to see you here on TL too :-)
And I like this picture of your "twisted" swan, I think that swans are beautiful birds, and when I see them (that's not very often I must say...) they are not so busy like this one, it's different, colours are beautiful and I like it!

Greetings, Nel

Superb clarity and sharpness here Shelley and spot-on exposure too.

Hello Shelly

Oh wow this is absolutley fantastic! perfect DOF no OE which is just wonderful. Unusual angle and a really good idea for the theme

TFS and for joining in the theme

kind regards Helen

Wow, I can't even tell how this swan is supposed to be! Nice capture!

Hello Shelly,
Brilliant composition of the beautiful swan.
Creative idea and contribution to the theme. Colors
and clarity are excellent. Love the details of the water
too. Very beautiful.

Best regards,

Hi Shelly,
Beautiful capture of this massive bird seen meticulously grooming his lovely plumage. Wonderful riffling background to bring out all her stunning detail!
Regards, Tom

Hi Shelly

Good addition to the theme.
You have captured beautiful deatails in the feathers and the foot.
Well done.

Regards Derek

Swang is a wonderful animal and I like its pose
very nice colors and light

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