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the Swan

the Swan
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Copyright: Serge BREARD (BREARD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D800, NikonAF-S 24-70mm 1:2.8G ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-07 22:03
Viewed: 2824
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
the Swan

Cygnus is a genus of birds of the family Anatidae. This is the kind of swans, large waterfowl family Anatidae.
They are known for their neck bent (they have the largest number of cervical vertebrae in all vertebrates and their beautiful white feathers, the number of 25 000 adults in the swan. However, some species have black plumage. Their two feet are webbed. little swan are called cygneaux. swans are the largest members of the duck family Anatidae, and are among the largest flying birds, weighing up to 15 kg and measuring 1.50 meters. for compared to the geese, they are both larger in size and have feet and neck proportionately larger. they also plucked a piece of skin between the eyes and the beak in adults. the plumage of both sexes are similar but the males are generally larger and heavier than females.

The swan was the bird dedicated to Apollo in Greek mythology.

Just before his death, the swan sing more and more forcefully. This feature gave the expression that dates back to ancient Greece (in reference to the last speech of Socrates condemned to death for impiety

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Wonderful image. good shatpness.

Hello Serge,
A great portrait of this Swan with the water drops, nice colors, details, point of view, great work!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

good closeup with good clarity. tfs.

Hallo Serge,
un bon portrait d'un beau cygne, un oiseau que j'ai photographié, trop souvent, le contraste avec le fond noir met en lumière les caractéristiques, excellent point de vue et composition
Merci et félicitations
Bonne journée

Ciao Serge, beautiful portrait of lovely swan, great contrast against dark BG, splendid light, excellent sharpness and wonderful details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Serge. Excellent details nad sharp with intrigant playing of light and fascinating drops.


love the framing and light capture on head and traversing down the neck. lil confused with your note; "they also plucked a piece of skin between the eyes and the beak in adults" who is they? : )

great shot

Bonjour Serge,
Très beau et expressif portrait finement détaillé dans une lumière bien maîtrisée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-08 6:25]

Hello Serge,
Very nice portrait of this Swan. Nice contrasting colours against the dark background. Excellent sharpness and a good choice of composition.

hello Serge
a beauty with great sharpness good details and very good light
thanks greeting Paolo

Hello Serge
Beautiful photo with interesting composition, nice colours and good sharpness.

Hello Serge,

an very nice portrait picture taken by you.
Good pov and sharpess.
Nice the drops around his heads.

Fine colors.

Hi Serge,
very nice photo of this swan. Nice natural colours. Excellent sharpness and contrast.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-08 13:10]

Hello Serge,
Lovely potrait of this cute mute swan. Very neat image. Nice soft colors. Well cropped and nicely framed.
Great shot.Best regards Siggi

Hello Serge,
Wonderful portrait taken in good light with fine details, excellent sharpness and natural colours. Well done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-08 15:08]

Salut Serge,magnifique portrait dans une lumiere pas facile,excellents details aussi,les gouttes sont fantastiques.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Hello Serge,
fine portrait of this swan with good sharpness and splendid details. I especially like the vivid colours and the good contrast against the dark background.
Best wishes,

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