<< Previous Next >>

Almost grown up ....

Almost grown up ....
Photo Information
Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-02-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 400, Sony SAL 20 TC
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-12 6:23
Viewed: 3345
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On yeaterdays hike in Alhagen I met this juvenile whooper swan,as it was quite far and the swan was busy with its own,I used my 2x teleconverter with this capture,I guess as my title already says it was almost grown,as the swan was all alone without parents/other juveniles which you see most of the time together,hope you like it and tfw,

PaulH, MMM, Alex99, Islander_, Argus has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-12 6:24]

Wonderful picture with amazing reflection. Nice composition

  • Great 
  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-02-12 7:27]

Hi Paul,
great shot, good use of the reflection in your composition and very nice pale earthy tones throughout, well done.

  • Great 
  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2008-02-12 7:56]

Hi Paul,
This is a special shot, I agree this has an amazing refelection in the water.
Great work.

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-12 9:36]

Hi Paul.
I see these days we have similar subjects. I like excellent work of your huge lenses. Despite the distance you managed to get perfectly sharpened and detailed shot with true natural colours. Composition and subject are simply amazing. I like double image of the beautiful young swan. Colour palette is delicate and wonderful. Bravo. Nice art work.

Hello Paul,
Good work. Perfect compo.
Wonderful symmetry through that water reflection.

Hi Paul
Very elegant mirror shot. Nice gray color tones. Good contrast and pretty good sharpness
Best wishes

  • Great 
  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-02-12 11:49]

Hi Paul,

Nice delicate photo. Wonderfull composition with bird's reflection in whater. Very good image quality.

Thank you for sharing,

  • Great 
  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-02-12 14:14]

Hi Paul,

I really like the soft tone of this image, it gives a beautiful delicateness to this elegant swan. Lovely reflection, the water is a pure mirror. Very well done!


Hi Paul,

Wonderful pair - the bird and its reflection, delicate tonal palette. Very impressive!
thank you,


  • Great 
  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2008-02-12 23:22]

Ciao Paul,
ottimo primo piano!
Bella composizione!

Intéressant effet de miroir.
Bonne journée.

Hoi Paul,
Hier komt de schutkleur van het jong erg goed naar voren. Het heeft bijna de zelfde kleur als het water. De elegante houding en de prachtige reflectie geeft de foto een erg mooie esthetische waarde.

:) morgen

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-13 3:55]

Hello Paul,
You show this juvwnile Mute Swan from a fine POV set in an attractive composition, the reflection in the water complimenting the graceful pose.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

  • Great 
  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-13 4:08]

Hello Paul, great composition, the pose is beautiful and so are the reflections, very well done, very artistic, thanks!


Ha Paul,

Fantastisch shot van deze lelijke eend wat uiteindelijk resulteerd in een prachtige Zwaan
POV, DOF en reflectie zijn perfect
belichting is uitstekend

TFS Thijs

Hi Paul,

Great shot - the composition and reflection here is wonderful, good detail too, lovely shot.

TFS, Doug

Calibration Check