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Mighty mother

Mighty mother
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Copyright: Hendrik Boot (NINIX) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica Minolta Dimage Z2, NIKKOR AF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 ED DX VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-08 11:57
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Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The mighty mother swan shows her wings to the litle sygnets.
Lucky me that I can come so close to the family. It took me much time last years but they are still used to me.

Much more swans in my three themes:

artistic Swan pictures

The swan family 2007

Swans, my personal collection

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Hallo Hendrik,
I think it is time to go to bed. You can see the stairway to heaven...:-)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-08 12:06]

Hi Hendrick . All of your time last year was well spent now can get that close when she has young. Your timing was spot on to catch this one. with the wings open. aa nice picture all round. well done TFS.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-08 12:11]

Hi Hendrik

Lovely shot of the Pen and her Cygnets, I love the pose with her wings spread, it looks like she wants to wrao them aroung her youngsters, good details and great colours too. My local Swans are still on the nests, think a week or two before they hatch.


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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-05-08 12:39]

Nice image and very cure babied. TFS

Hi Hendrik
Wow..this is stunning! Cuteness and power within the one image. Great job capturing this
and your perseverence has paid off

Hallo Hendrik
You have managed to capture this beautiful swan and her little ones in a lovely and most eye-catching pose and with great clarity and detail. This is a very intimate and cosy scene with lots of detail to appreciate. In my opinion the whole scene has a high cuteness factor and deserves every ooh and aah. It is a touching scene and a feast to the eye. Looking at it has a calming effect on the system. She stands very proud and it looks if she want to teach these 8 youngsters a lesson in life. Thanks for sharing this lovely presentation.
Kind regards.

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-05-08 22:19]

Hi Hendrik , this is a fantastic image , color details , composition , and subjects are all just great. Thanks for sharing it


Hi Hendrik,
Great pose by the bird.
Even greater title.
- Nirmal

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-09 5:13]

Hello Hendrik,
I have been looking at your gallery and i find this a great series tracking the mother and her little one.This is a glorious capture of the mother swan with her outstretched wings.I like the pleasant exposure of the white here and the details of the habitat.
TSF & Cheers

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