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Swans taking off

Swans taking off
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EFS 17-85 IS USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -6- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-30 5:59
Viewed: 3479
Points: 30
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Tundra Swans
Cygnus columbianus

These three Tundra Swan were so graceful as they took off from this pond. I was lucky that there was no wind and the water was still which created a nice reflection in the water.

My previous post has more information about these beautiful and protected species.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-30 6:15]

HI Janice,
Very interesting and beautiful image.
Well how did you choose this POV.
High-class details and colors. A very beautiful and peaceful landscape.
Have a beautiful day,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-03-30 6:47]

Hello Janice
Excellent composition.You have caught the Swamn on a perfect timing.Beautiful colors and good POD.At the same time this image is also a beautiful landscape
TFS Michel

hello Janice

AOUTCH ! what a dynamic and lovely nature photo,
dynamic because of the Swans take-off running pose and
lovely because in the image we see the beautiful landscape,
i am loving more and more this kind of photos where
with the birds/animals wee also see their environments,



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-30 8:14]

Hello Janice,
Beautiful landscape with these swans in the FG. Good choice of POV and natural colours. Nice reflection on the water.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-30 9:50]

Hi Janice
Waw...wonderful capture this lovely Cygnus columbianu staking off.
Great landscape and water reflection!

Hi Janice
Wonderful landscape with a great Swan!
Details, colors and reflection on the water are amazing!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-30 12:10]

Hello Janice.
Very good catch of real action, very good good composition, excellent work!
Thanks for sharing
Best regards Siggi

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2010-03-30 20:29]
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Hi Janice,

Terrific wildlife environment shot! The sky, land, trees and water are very attractive images -- and place the swans in context. Very nice reflections. The swans are displaying the progression of postures in their takeoffs. The one on the right is just getting going and hasn't yet flattened his neck. The middle one almost has a flat neck. And, the front one has the posture one sees when they're flying. Well done! TFS.

See you,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-31 0:56]

Hello Janice,
wow..this is a superb landscape painted by reflection and beauty of birds in flight.
The surroundings is so calm and lovely, giving a bucolic feelings.
Lively presentation of the environment well intact to nature.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-04-03 4:46]

Hello Janice,
A very peaceful and natural view on this region of the Alberta Prairies. It's still a dream for me to go once to Canada. Very well taken this lift off of the three Tundra Swans. This shot reminds me in its spirit of some picures from Bob Shannon.
Very pleasing and natural shot.
Happy Easter to you
Kind regards

Hello Janice

They remind me of large aircraft as they lumber down the runway.
Wonderful capture of this miracle of flight.
The water has lovely reflections.
Excellent sharpness and detail.


Hi again MF,

Awesome and exciting scne capture of these beauties.
Great action capture indeed. I also like the reflections too.
Very well composed and focused...
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-04-08 18:19]

Hi Janice,
I love watching these large birds on their takeoff runs, they sure need a lot of runway. Beautiful scene well captured, thanks for this fine work Janice.

Namaste Janice,
nice capture of this marvellous scene. Nice to watch at the white swans in brown backdrop. Great reflection. Very well composed shot. Tfs.
Best wishes.

What a GREAT capture, neighbour.
P.S. Bernardete has been "following" you on fb. She loves your work.
She is shy to write to you as her English is poor.

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