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Copyright: Dorota Mazurowska (blue-velvet29) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 53 N: 165] (912)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-18
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-12 6:34
Viewed: 4847
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Points: 30
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Species of swan
Genus Cygnus Bechstein 1803

Whooper Swan, Cygnus cygnus breeds in Iceland and subarctic Europe and Asia, migrating to temperate Europe and Asia in winter. Whooper Swan is Finland`s national bird.
Trumpeter Swan, Cygnus buccinator is a North American species very similar to the Whooper Swan (and sometimes treated as a subspecies of it), which was hunted almost to extinction but has since recovered: it is one of the heaviest flying animals, at up to 17 kg (38 lb).
Whistling Swan, Cygnus columbianus is a small swan which breeds on the North American tundra, further north than other swans. It winters in the USA.
Bewick's Swan, Cygnus bewickii is the Eurasian form which migrates from Arctic Russia to western Europe and eastern Asia (China, Japan) in winter. The reserves of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Britain are important for Bewick's and Whooper Swans. It is often considered a subspecies of C. columbianus, creating the species Tundra Swan.
Black Swan, Cygnus atratus of Australia, and introduced in New Zealand. The Black Swan is the state emblem of Western Australia, and is also the symbol of the Sydney beachside suburb of Dee Why.
New Zealand Swan, Cygnus atratus sumnerensis or Cygnus sumnerensis, is an extinct sub-species of black swan from the New Zealand and the Chatham Islands.Conservation status: Prehistoric
Black-necked Swan, Cygnus melancoryphus of South America, formerly Sthenelides melanocorypha.
Mute Swan, Cygnus olor, is a common temperate Eurasian species, often semi-domesticated; descendants of domestic flocks are naturalized in the United States and elsewhere.

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Tout simplement magnifique..., rien d'autre ajouter. Samuel

Beautiful image, Dorota!
I like the color of sunsetting light (I guess it was taken at a sunset rather than sunrise) in swans' wings and reflected on the ice surface, good composition even though the birds are swimming away and just the right exposure showing good detail of the main subject. Pozdrowienia,

Hello Dorota, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect details, BG DOF Perfect colors, great job, TFs kyle

Hello Dorota,
The reflection of the sun against white colodr of the main subject is excellent. A mement well preserved. TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-12 12:02]

Hello Dorota,
such a lovely light it greates a wonderful romantic mood. Very nice POV, colors and details. A wonderful composition.

Hello Dorota,
An out of the ordinary use of color and light to produce an interesting scene..
I like the overall impression it gives..
Well done and Thank You!

Hi Dorota,
it's nice to see a winter picture in this hot summer.
The colours and light are amazing.
Well composed and good DOF.
Beautiful work.

I am not very friend of heavy postprocessing but I admit this time you did a wondeful work.
The atmosphere is spectacular and romantic, looks like a weding invitation or something like this. Very nice work, thanks for sharing.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-12 14:58]

Hi Dorota,

A very nice composition with lovely colors,a pity that the swans didnt swim the other direction,but I like it a lot,



Nice to see a post from you again Dorata,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. The DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and nicely framed.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

Hi Dorota,

Stunning image and combination of colours!
Very well photograph...

Hello Dorota,
Beautiful and artistic capture. Light is magic. Very well composed. Congratulations and TFS!

Hi Dorota

Wow.... stunning shot. Wonderful mood. :-)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-13 4:09]

Hello Dorota,
Excellent capture.Use of light is amazing.POV,colors,details,framing and composition are also

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-14 17:15]

WOW! Superb image, Dorota!
The colors look so beautifil, so vivid, the light simply couldn't be any better. The POV and composition are great.
A big Bravo and TFS

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