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the ugly ducklings

the ugly ducklings
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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000, 28-105 mm, @ ISO 200
Exposure: f/4.1, 1/70 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Aquatic Birds - Aves Acuáticas, Birds of Europe, Birds of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-25 20:04
Viewed: 4350
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Do you remember such a story "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Andersen?

"But what did he see in the clear stream below? His own image; no longer a dark, gray bird, ugly and disagreeable to look at, but a graceful and beautiful swan."

Here it is - even several of them, still awaiting this magic moment that will happen the next year...

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Fajna fotka, niezla technicznie ale mam wrazenie, ze kadr mogly byc lepszy - troche za duzo "poobcinanych" labedzi ;)
Ogolnie podoba mi sie.
Pozdrowienia :)

Hi Michal,
Very sharp detail, and good DOF in this shot for f/4.1. It looks like it was a pretty cloudy day when this was shot. This has muted the colors some. The only problem on composition is it looks like the guy in the upper right had his head cut off, and put in the lower left. Thats just my opinion..which does not count for much...

Hello Michal,
this is a very nice capture. Composition is great and good colours too. A good one, very well done. Thanks for sharing.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-11-26 16:00]

Cześć . Szkoda że ten dorosły z tyłu znalazł się w kadrze, ale i tak zdjecie jest fajne.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-28 11:10]

Hello Michal!
Very nice capture.POV,details,framing and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hello again :)

I like the ducks!

thanks Ana

Merry Christmas with a lots of presents!

A beautiful image, good colorful excellent composition and. Congratulations for your work and thanks to share it with all we. We waited for more photos yours like this

not ugly at all, actually I like the grey young ones, TFS ori

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-04-17 15:53]

Witaj Michal!
It is a fascinating capture of these young swans! They are so cute, being so childish. Excellent pov and composition!

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