"Mmmy bbbbbilllll is frrrreeeezzzing!"
- carper (8439)
- [2005-03-18 14:35]
Prachtige kop Pieter,
En het contrast in de foto is heel mooi, goede compositie, uitstekend snapshot. Goed werk. Gr. Jaap
This is a really beautiful shot.
If I could offer any constructive criticism (which you've asked for)it would be that the eye isn't very sharp, which is advice I have been given myself on TN. Other than that, it's a fantastic shot, great pose, great comp and thanks for sharing!
- cafecrem (9248)
- [2005-03-18 14:57]
Do you think your swan was so hungry that it must eat snow????????
Why didn't you give him something? It's terrible :-)
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-03-18 15:01]
Pieter, It's a great profile with a catchy title..Like the snow on the beak also..Comprehensive notes.. It's a great shot, Thanx!
- cantorboi (230)
- [2005-03-18 15:10]
Very good macro. I used to have that camera, so I know how close you had to get! Good work. Thanks for the very detailed and useful note.
Nice shot, certainly looks cold. I think you could raise the contrast a little - the problem you are probably facing is not creating a total white patch in the snowy areas of your picture, but you could handle that with layers, and increase the contrast in the swan only. I took a quick shot at it in a workshop.
- Kirsten (664)
- [2005-03-18 15:59]
good compo, and good contrast allthough its all tones of white.details are excelent, especialy the snow on it's beak.well done!
- Toni (2034)
- [2005-03-18 17:05]
Vivement le printemps, autrement tous les oiseaux vont congeler
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2005-03-18 17:33]
A very good portrait of this Mute Swan. No complaints from me, I think it is excellent..
- mogens-j (20)
- [2005-03-18 17:53]
Very good portrait Pieter. So many details in the plumage and very clever handling of the light. Excellent sharpness and very good composition. He is really showing his best - I am quite sure it is a male because of the size of the knop over his beak.
- pompey (2774)
- [2005-03-18 18:18]
Great shot Pieter, wonderful exposure control and sharpness.
A lovely picture with great note.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-03-19 4:32]
Funny Title!Good DOF,sharp details...you've done very well.TFS
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2005-03-19 7:51]
Yes Pieter that is a great shot for sure showing nice details and accurate exposure. Focal Length 2860mm not sure what this means on your Fuji but it got you in close. My post on the head-shot was obtained by holding a piece of bread in front of the bill. It seemed transfixed on the food...very well done, great note.
- sergegagne (401)
- [2005-03-19 12:33]
Pieter, I like your posting very much for the following reasons: great sharpness and details of the bird; softness of the colors; very informative note. Thanks very much!
- netfalls (0)
- [2005-03-19 12:53]
Very good portrait, you should OE a bit for snow shots.
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-03-19 13:39]
;-) good title. It is the first thin we see after the thombnail in the gallery.
I have horizontally flipped your picture and I thing the visual impact is greater when the swan looks to the left.
The most important thing on a living subject is the eye. If the eye is ok, the rest will follow.
If you could have used a flash, we would have seen a spark in the eye of the swan.
It is pleasant to be able to approach our subjects, is not it? Personally, I have to pay attention when I photograph a vixen, a lynx or a wolf.
Once I was bitten by a domestic goose. It was not funny for me but the others laughed...
- Janice (18832)
- [2005-03-20 4:09]
Poor Mute Swan, he does look freezing.Pieter you've got a good one here. His feathers are so clear. I love his red beak with the snow on it. It's a stunning portrait. Well done.
Hey Pieter, I'm pleased I'm here and not there in all that snow! J
- livios (16942)
- [2005-03-20 14:52]
Pieter, perfect sharpness to show us this beautiful bird. Nice colors and composition too.
Nice capture Pieter,
very sharp details, nice exposure and great notes and title.
Why throw snowballs at a poor defensless swan though?!?!?
Thanks for posting
Nice close-up Pieter, although it's slightly too cyan. I've posted a workshop for you.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2005-03-28 13:44]
Very sharp details, Pieter. The exposure is a tad low key but it adds to the cold setting nicely. Excellent portrait well done.
Did you use the flash?
- cloverstar (0)
- [2005-03-29 8:21]
I can't see anything wrong with this shot. It's a great macro with good details on the swan. Love the snow on the beak.
- Callie (7555)
- [2005-03-29 13:39]
The Childern of Lil lived for 900 years as swans, after they were changed into swans by their stepmother!
Pieter, pragtige swaan.
2 comments, in one 0 no detail in the bkacks and nohighlight in the eye Fill flash will cure the second, the first, no idea. You can take two pictures, one exposed for the black, one for the white, then merge them in layers in PS, but to get both black & white correctly exposed in the same frame is nigh unto impossible.