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Black Swan

Black Swan
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-18
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D 90
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-29 1:39
Viewed: 1920
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I tried a wide angled crop here to include the shadow at left. Taken at the aptly named Swan River near the Barrack Street Pier in the central city area of Perth. They have these black swans in eastern Australian States, too.

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Good morning Chris,

Excellent capture of this black bird on the water sailing easy to golden tones.
Wonderful details and excellent clarity.
My compliments for this nice and neat presentation. TFS
Have a happy day


Bom dia Chris,
I can hear the soft sound of the swan gliding in these clear waters and shallow.
Delicate capture of very simply and great beauty.
Tenha um bom domingo,

Bom dia Chris,

Lovely swan and an excellent image with great light, colors and contrast.


I love black swan, they are unusual.
Great contrast and lighting management on the water, I like also the soft shadow, it's a plus.
Very good pov and use of space.
Bon dimanche.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-04-29 3:53]

Hello Chris :)

What HE beautiful!
Splendid sharpness and light, and the bird dark colour
contrasts with bright magnificently waters grow green.
The superb and very showy realization.

With best wishes.

Except for the small size of the picture, overall it worked very well, Chris!

Great details on the fragile feathers of this lovely black swan.
Good sharpness and well clarity with nice management of light which could be sometimes tricky when shooting black subjects especially birds but you managed it very well.

Have a nice Sunday!

Kind regards,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-04-29 7:05]


mervielleuse compo e tiamge superbe cpatage et compo quel cygne noir avec le bec rouge dans cette eau brune quel captage et iamge mangigique.

bravo et amitié


> This fellow is captured with great details in the plumage,
slowly cruising the calm waters of the pond...
A well balanced composition, benefiting from the fine light!



Boa tarde Chris.
Bela foto, excelente foco e cor.

Ciao Chris, great capture of elegant swan, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend,
ciao Silvio

Hi Chris, you captured the proud Black Swan just perfect - I like the light on the water reflected its long neck. The feathers are wonderfully sharp to see the different shades.
Where are you heading when you have toured the West -
I envy you .... Australia is my Dream Land.
Kind regards - and best wishes - Monika

I like the lighting, it shows the feathers well. Good details and wonderful colors. Nicely framed. Very well done, tf.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-04-29 17:55]

Hi Chris,
a nice nature shot, full of details and clarity.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-04-29 20:05]

Hi Chris, what a lovely black swan, I like the composition, shadows and the POV. Well done & TFS. Best

I have never noticed their red eye before. Very attractive ripple effect on the water and shadow. Nice placement and clarity.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-04-29 23:03]

Hi Chris,
A splendid capture of this black swan adorned with perfect lighting. I like the posture of the bird in the frame and the light shadow in the brownish water. Beautiful shapes of light on the water and perfect details in the plumage of the bird.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-04-30 0:46]

Hi Chris.

The feathers of these swans are so photogenic, the edges showing a tinge of lightness to add depth and their individual place. Coupled with the fact the red beak stands out so well against the blackness makes for a worthy shot. Nice work Chris, big ticks for this. TFS

Stv :0))

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2012-04-30 12:32]

HI Chris,
She is beautiful ! Really nice capture. I love the color tones in this whole photo. Nice clarity and good strong details. Well done and TFS Julie

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-04-30 12:52]

Simply excellent, fantastic shot of this black swan, perfectly done

Hi Chris...nice shot...beautiful colors and details. Nice work.


Bonjour Chris,
Une espèce très rare, habituée à les voir plutôt blancs...
Celui ci est superbe, son plumage ressort merveilleusement bien sous les rayons du soleil...

Hi Chris,

The bird is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the black swan. It is clear and sharp. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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