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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-08-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-09-18 5:32
Viewed: 715
Points: 9
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MUTE SWAN (adult and juvenile) (DANUBE DELTA)

The mute swan (Cygnus olor) is a species of swan and a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae. It is native to much of Eurasia, and (as a rare winter visitor) the far north of Africa. It is an introduced species in North America, Australasia and southern Africa. The name 'mute' derives from it being less vocal than other swan species. Measuring 125 to 170 cm (49 to 67 in) in length, this large swan is wholly white in plumage with an orange beak bordered with black. It is recognisable by its pronounced knob atop the beak, which is larger in males.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-09-18 6:28]

Hello Marius,
Fantastic shot of both adult and juvenile Mute Swans. Nicely posed while giving us a great look at their unique body features and plumage. Beautiful colors and composed in an attractive manner. Not easy to obtain correct exposure on white feathers, but you managed quite well.

Hello Marius,
Beautiful POV and nice natural habitat picture. I like the way you have framed male and female. But focus didn't comes out well, unfortunately :-(
Quite well focused on male but female one soft. When two birds have same importance in the frame, to me it doesn't look good, IMHO.
Moreover, white feathers looks overexposed, although details looks good on neck (not OE much).
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice week,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-09-18 15:31]

Hi Marius,in effect this isn't your best pic but it's very difficult to do different with the 2 swans in differents perspective levels,obviously one isn't sharp like the other i think...no problem,i like your attempt and the original decentralized composition too. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Marius, great capture of lovely couple, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity, good details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2017-10-07 14:30]

Bela foto muito bem composta meus parabéns.

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