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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: 2017-08-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-08-30 4:23
Viewed: 687
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

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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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-08-30 5:32]

Hi Marius,a very fresh pic from this paradise of nature,i'm sure that you will show us a lot of great pics like that,have a nice vacation and thanks for this very professional in flight swans capture! Luciano

Ciao Marius, great capture of fantastic inflight couple, perfect focus, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good holiday, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-08-30 18:44]

Hello Marius,
I really like your inflight shot of this lovely pair of Mute Swans. The white balance is perfect, revealing true and natural colors.. Focus is sharp and the composition is quite eye catching. Wonderful exposure, which is always a challenge on white subjects.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2017-08-31 5:13]

Shalom Marius,

Vey beautiful capture of in-fligt swans. I like the composition and colors very much!

All the best,


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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2017-08-31 7:57]

I just think about the scene that I have that heavy GUN in my had and this is set on C there I press it sounds click click click click click there I select not the one but two three, excellent.

The Swans are frozen in flight, Marius.
Excellent in-flight capture image.

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