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Whooper Swan


Whooper Swan
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Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s SLR, Sigma 80- 400mm f4.5-5.6 APO DG OS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-27 10:23
Viewed: 3357
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) is a large Northern Hemisphere swan.
Whooper swans can migrate many hundreds of miles to their wintering sites in northern Europe and eastern Asia. They breed in subarctic Eurasia, further south than Bewicks in the taiga zone. They are rare breeders in northern Scotland, particularly in Orkney, and no more than five pairs have bred there in recent years. This bird is an occasional vagrant to western North America. Icelandic breeders overwinter in England and Ireland, especially in the wildfowl nature reserves of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
It is a very rare bird in our region.

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frumoasa captura Jozsef !
pasarile sunt intr-o lumina buna , iar compozitia e excelenta ,
felicitari!
septimiu

A beautiful pair with complimentary reflections Szabo, and a duckling in between as a bonus, the warm rays from a low sun illuminates the whole scene perfectly, a fine capture indeed my friend!
Cheers,
Mehmet

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-27 13:46]

Hello Joszef !
This is a beautiful picture ! I like the lovely colors of this picture, and I also like the composition, with lots of space showing the natural environment where you found the swans. The reflections on the water are great too, as well as the little duck swimming in the other direction. Well done !
Valerie.

Hello Joska! Amazing family snapshot. Wonderful scene. Good composition. Very nice sharpness. Original take. Good luck!

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-01-28 2:07]

Deci asa arata la Sinpaul ? ... chiar eram curios.
la genul asta de imagini la distanta ar trebui sa inchizi diafragma la F8 sau F9 is ISO ca sa folosesti obiectivul acolo unde are rezolutie maxima. puteai sa aplici asta aici pt ca vad ca ai timp de expunere f mic.

Lebada de Iarna nu cred ca e o specie prea comuna prin tara noastra. Doar la Daniel Petrescu imi amintesc ca am mai vazut.
Apropo sti ca asta e o specie care detine record de zbor la inaltime pe zona Europa ? Chiar ieri am citit un articol unde scria ca a fost vazut un card la 9000 metri de pilotul unui avion (deasupra Atlanticului).

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