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Copyright: Edwin OWO (OWO) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-10
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM, Sigma EX Multi-Coated UV 77mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-12 7:21
Viewed: 2185
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Walking my dogs in a new spot I discovered this magnificently beautiful (hence the title) swan. Luckily I had my camera with me and waited until he/she came closer.
Time was nearing sunset so the light (albeit being somewhat backlit) was perfect imo.

Shot in RAW
Converted in DPP. Saved as TIFF after sharpening
Opened in PS CS3: increased clarity, saturation.
Highlights and shadow adjustments
Cropped slightly
Velvia plugin CS3
Resized and framed.
Sharpened a little bit more
Converted to JPEG

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Magnificent indeed Edwin, a beautiful Swan!
You managed to capture some really elegant warm light here too.
I like the placement in the frame, and the overall composition is superb.
Well done.
- Vincent

an awesome pose and wonderful sunlight, that makes a terrific shot! :-)
swans are such pretty birds and this one in particular. excellent job & best wishes, thor.

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-12 9:37]

Hallo Edwin.
Perfect capture of this graceful swan.
No 'oe oe', at all. Oke, beetje rood in de veren, staat hem goed.
Groeten van Jan

hi Edwin !
pleasant image. I like the rippled yet relatively calm water surface.
Nice mood, colour scheme and composition.

Best regards, Daniel

hi, really nice composition, details and sharpness look great


  • Great 
  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-05-12 11:08]

Hoi Edwin,
Prachtplaat van deze schitterende zwaan.
De lichte rimpeling op het water en de weerspiegeling vormen het toefje slagroom op deze gracieuze taart.
Groet uit Schouwen,

  • Great 
  • mcoco Gold Star Critiquer [C: 68 W: 0 N: 3] (759)
  • [2008-05-12 12:17]

Hoi Edwin,

Mooie zwaan. Jammer dat de hals en kop smerig lijken. Kan best door de lichtinval komen maar dat haalt het majestueuze er een beetje voor mij af. De vorm van de vleugels is helemaal super.

Groet Marco

  • Great 
  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-05-12 12:23]

Prachtig,gracieus,statig en bovenal superscherpe details,dus geheel terecht de titel.
Ik kijk alweer uit naar je volgende foto Edwin.

  • Great 
  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-05-12 12:51]

Hola Edwin,
hermoso trabajo,
delicado pov,
detalles y lindo ambiente.
saludos amigo.

Great control of exposure to stop details for being burnt out. Off centre composition works well, giving the swan space to move into. All this combined with sharp details make this a terrific picture.
Thanks for sharing

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-05-13 2:39]

What a wonderful light !

ps.Sorry, I've switched off the points system

  • Great 
  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-05-13 7:26]

mooie opname van een vogel vol
natuurlijke gratie..

Hi Edwin,
Mooie heldere plaat, perfecte compositie. Mooie wanenfoto's zijn niet makkkelijk het wordt al snel eentonig. Je bent er prima in geslaagd je hieraan te onttrekken.

Fantastisch Edwin hoe je elke veertje hebt vastgelegd, het licht is inderdaad fantastisch!

Backlit zal waarschijnlijk bijgedragen hebben aan de goede details van je foto. Genieten.


Hello Edwin!
Beautiful capture of the swan!
Greta light and good detail!
Lovely perspective!
Best regards!

Hello Edwin

Beautiful look of this swan.
I see that he slides smoothly
and he has a beautiful port in your wings.
Beautifully he is beautiful
and this very well composed!


Perfect light and wonderful detail Edwin.


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