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Time Was F-I
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF100-400 F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-24 5:44
Viewed: 4161
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Saterday afternoon I was in Bruges, the Swans are after the frost period again released.
The small rivers around Bruges there find the Swans a lot space for brooding during the summer months, but first a good washing in the fresh water.
I took these picture with my old camera 300D of Canon with a very well result.
Or perhaps have the members an other vieuw.

I wait on your reactions.

Thanks for viewing.

Shooting Date/Time
20/02/2010 14:53:44
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Hello John,
a fantastic capture of a male Mute Swan taken from an excellent POV with superb sharpness and timing in a great posture, marvellous colours, a very pleasant composition (i also have posted a series of this wild species on TN), very well done.
Best regards
Ciao Maurizio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-24 6:54]

Hello John,
A beautiful capture of the Mute Swan having a great splash. Excellent timing with great focus on the head and fine details. I like the dark background and the composition too!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-24 7:24]

Hello John,
Yes, I agree the result of the use of your old camera is a fine sharp action shot of a male mute Swan shaking his wings. The pose, composition, timing and colours are superb.
Well done and thanks,
Best regards,

Hi John.
Amazing capture of this great bird in a wonderful position.
Congratulations and greetings.Alin.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-24 7:43]

Hi John,you work at the best to take this water effects around the swan,the choice of 1/1000 was truely perfect..and the result is fantastic,impressive sharpness,colors and composition.My greats compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-02-24 9:16]

Splendid photo, great colors and very interesting, nice details!What sine are on his bill?

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-24 10:02]

Hi John. I think you did very well with the 300D . Every little detail has come out so well. With the water droplets and the white feathers. I like all of the movement in this one. TFS.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-24 10:11]

Hi John,
This magnificent picture!. Excellent macro with beautiful presentation.
Let's hope spring comes soon and you'll see more often Such scenes superb.
Have a great evening,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-24 10:17]

Hallo John,
Uitstekend scherp gedetailleerde foto van deze zwaan. Elk waterdruppeltje is ook goed zichtbaar. Waar ik woon zwemmen wel honderden van deze gemerkte zwanen rond. Meestal zijn ze gekortwiekt. Mooie natuurlijke kleuren en contrasterende donkere achtergrond.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-24 10:27]

Hi John
Wonderful this lovely capture!
Fantastic shot!
The drops of water is great!
And for me, ISO 800 is interesting for this capture!

Hi John
Great swan!
Details are wonderful and the drops of water make this shot amazing!

Ciao John, splendid capture of lovely swan in great actions, beautiful natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello John

great action shot of the Mute Swan with siperb low POV
at its level, superb focus great sharpness and details,
great action photo of a lovely bird,

in your notes in the exifs John you put : 20/02/2010
but in the exifs at the left side you did an error,
you wrote 2009-02-20,



hello John,
what a nice shot of beautiful Swan in wing action. you greatly captured it with great sharp focus, POV and composition. tiny water droplets great. white balance-exposure superb as like colors. It is a great work with ISO-800. There is no noisy. but writing on its beak interesting.
TFS, best wishes

Hi John,

Inspiring and funny capture, the details and focus look incredible. Great focus and exposure!
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-02-24 22:12]

Dear John

I like your picture very much, especially because of the dynamism created by the powerful movments. The splashing water highlights this impression of power and I also like the bird's pose.

Kind regards


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-02-25 4:18]

Hi John.
It is a pity that I cannot opportunity to visit TN more often. I have missed your amazing last photos as this one. Great moment of the charming swan. It pose is gracious and very impressive. I like exposure parameters and freezing water spray. Colours, details are perfect too. Well done and kind wishes. Thanks also for visit and kind words.

Ciao John. I've not good opionion for swans...but best compliements for this spectacular dinamic capture in razor detail perfect sharp and excellent DOF.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-25 6:20]

Hi John,
beautioful moment well captured. The splashing water and thr drop[lets are really stunning.
Well presented composition.


Hello John,
A wonderful image with great action. This image has great details and beautiful colours.

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2010-02-25 16:09]

Hi John !
Excellent photo, well captured moment, super colours and the sharpness.
I am greeting Slawek.

Hi John,
A great action shot well captured,perfect exposure resulting in clear details and the water droplets frozen in time.Well done and TFS.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-02-26 6:05]

Hi John
Nice closed up.Good POV and excellent timing for that sharp image.I like all those detail.
TFS Michel

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-26 13:24]

Hello John
Superb shot with a fabulous reflection in the water, I love the pose with the Swan skidding across the water and I like the splashes in the water , excellent colours and lighting too.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-26 17:24]

Hello John,
This Mute swans bath has been incredibly frozen in time showing us wonderful details in its plumage. Great work John, thank you for sharing.

Hello John,
Great shot with superb details of the water drops around the swan. The colours and details are exceptional.
Very good composition and POV.

High John.

This swan is having a splashing time after the frost. You have captured the image nicely in close framing. Details are just amazing and the water makes excellent subject in the frame.

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2010-02-27 19:40]

Bonsoir John

Nice action shot. Even with the quick mouvement you capture some nice "grace" and elegance in its pose. The fast shutter speed, freezed the water drops in the air. Exposure is excellent and maintained all important details in its feathers. A splendid picture for the pleasure of our eyes. TFS.


Hi John,

Perfectly taken semi-action shot, fantastic sharpness on the swan, and even the waterdrops are well visible. Great exposure, Your old camera put the test. :) Congrats for the superb capture, and of course tfs.
Have a nice Sunday, friendly regards, László

PS: Your own website is fantastic.

hello John,
This a very nice captured moment with great reflex I might say,it is just wonderful,the colors are great and sharp,and I also love the way of how the drops of water are spreaded and also the I like how the bird it shows its mighty on camera
In other words a great job

best regardes,paul

Hello John.
A image with fantastic visual effect!
Superb definition with impressive details.
Very well done!
José Roberto

Hello John,
An excelent photo. All details are perfect. TFS.

Bastante bien conseguido el control de los blancos John, tan difíciles de conseguir según la luz en este ave. Preciosos los detalles del agua.
Interesante el recorte y dinamismo del conjunto marcado.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Namaste John,
brilliant. Excellent capture of this swan in action. The splashing water due the the moving wings are great to watch. Great light and depth. You have catch a beauty. Tfs.
Have a nice day.

Hi john,

A good capture of the action of the swan moving his wings. The bird seem to be upset. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the swan. The light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Quelle beauté fantastique!! une pure merveille, avec les goutes d'eau qui rajoutent de la magie!
Vraiment bravo!

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