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Nightfall at Welney - for Rob Fry

Nightfall at Welney - for Rob Fry
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Copyright: James Parker (Jamesp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pictured Symbolic Qualities of Sun [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-26 7:58
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am dedicating this shot to Rob Fry in recognition of his marvellous postings from Ontario.

This posting completes my trip round the continents this week. It was taken at Welney in February before the Whooper Swans left for Iceland.

I quite like the way that one swan stands out better than the rest in the fading light.

I have posted lots of information about Whooper Swans before, so I will not repeat it again.

Alex99, haraprasan, eqshannon, jaycee, Luis52, Royaldevon, matatur, boreocypriensis, CeltickRanger, earthtraveler, zulfu, rcrick, gannu, Adanac has marked this note useful
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-26 8:22]

Hi James.
Wonderful shot of the majestic swans and calm nature. Colour palette is unusual and fine. Imaged of the birds are great, sharp and create a three-dimensional impression. Well done and TFS. My compliments.

Hi James,
A nice capture of this group of whooper swans. A nice dedication for Rob. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

The colours are absolutely stunning...Very well seen..I have added it to a theme...Lovely work James

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-26 9:02]

Hi James,

A beautiful quarter of Whooper Swans. The spotlight must be on the star - beautiful lighting. The water is just marvelous with its gentle ripples. Rob will love this wonderful scene.


hello james,
rob willbe delighed to see this great dedication, he really deserves it for his contribution, nicely composed capture, the colors are lovely, good pov,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-26 9:22]

Hola James.
Tecnicamente esta es una foto de alta calidad, se aprecia la calidad de la camara y el lente usado para la toma. Me agrada la foto James.
Saludos. Have a nice weekened My friend.

You're right, James. The light catching the one particular swan more than the others, seems to put it in the spotlight!
Having said that, the low evening light does create a glowing effect on all the swans!
I also like the gentle ripples and refections in the water.
A very worthy dedication.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

A fine group reflecting the warm light of the setting sun James, the same colours of the red-shifted spectrum also visible on the water. Still, the whites of the swans quite evident in this beautiful composition. TFS and cheers,

Hi James,
Splendid and lovely capture of these beauties my friend!
Have a nice weekend!


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-26 13:59]

Very fine image, James!
The composition is great!
Very sharp with excellent clarity.
Lovely tones and colours.
A perfect dedication to Rob.
Well done!


Splendid image James. TFS. Regards,

hello James

very beautiful shot of thse peaceful birds, fine POV and DOF,
lovely smoothness of the composition with great details, TFS


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-26 21:27]

Hello James

What an honour,a beautiful capture of these graceful swans.
The clarity is super with sharp details and focus.
Excellent use of the existing light.The colours are wonderful.
Nicely composed in the frame,the reflections are terrific.
I am speechless.


Hi James, lovely composition of these swans in the beautiful evening light. Nice details, poses as well as reflections.
Tfs Richard

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-04-27 1:15]

Hi James,
Great capture of these lovely Whooper swans. TFS.

Hi James,

This is a wonderful shot that evening light gives off a warm glow and the whooper swans look like there lapping it up, excellent composition well seen and well framed. All the best,

Cheers Rick :)

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-27 7:54]

Hello james,
The shot is superb with swans swimming all around. Excellent sorroundings. Ganesh

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-28 3:48]

Hi James,
magical atmosphere here, nice frmaing and composition too, well done, a very peaceful shot.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-04-29 20:40]

Hello James,
You have used that amazing light that comes at that time of day brilliantly James. The colors and composition are superb, thank you.

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