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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, 70 - 300mm
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Trumpeter Swans [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-01 7:23
Viewed: 5006
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bev does not only feed and watch the Trumpeter Swans, she is an expert in catching them for banding.

With the swan facing the bush she catches the swans by the beak, than puts her left arm over their body.
On this occasion Bev caught a male adult swan he was strong enough turn around completly and now is facing the water. Bev was strong enough to hold on.

Tracking the health and movements of the Trumpeter swans is very important to the reintroduction Program


jmp, wkshelton, volkan, Dave, anavazao, JPlumb, captainsgirl, valy67, jcoowanitwong, dew77 has marked this note useful
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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-01 7:58]

Hi Sky,
I read Reintroduction Program and I'm glad about the success. A good document that shows that Trumpeter Swans are frequent in this lake.
TFS, José M.

Hello Sky,

Excllent work, here she is doning and you document it well, great colors, Bg, POV DOF great work,

TFS Kyle

Hi Sky,
Very well presented capture here.
You're timing is perfect.
You've caught it right in the air.
Well done.

Que cela est beau cette dame au milieu des cygnes qui l'acceptent par mis eux sans aucune agressivité de leurs part. Je serais aux anges si une chose pareille m’arrivait. Bien capté ce moment merveilleux. Thomas

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-12-01 13:10]

Hi Sky,

Beautiful composition and a pretty neat subject. Gee those birds are big!

Thanks & TFS,


Hi friend .... I´m glad about the success!
Great colours, details and light!
Take care Ana:)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-01 13:58]

Hi Sky

Great action shot! You get a sense of sudden movement here. Good timing, nice colours and good clear details



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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2006-12-01 17:44]

Nice catch Sky, on Bev's part and on yours. I read the link, it sounds like this is an excellent program. You're doing a great job documenting it.

Thanks, John

great catch by you too Sky! Feathers flying everywhere! :o)
Love all the action in the shot with the duck flying off in the upper corner to them running in the lower one..nice shot. TFS
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comment on my photo "The Mountain Sleeps" :o)

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-12-02 10:17]

hello Sky !
You have captured a beautiful scene here, must be great to be surrounded by so many diffferent birds. Must notbe easy to catch them like this woman does ! :-) I like the flying duck in the upper right corner, even if he is blured. Well done !

Hi Sky,
exellent shot.Superb sharp details, compo, colours, POV and DOF
Lovely pose.


Hello Sky,
Very nice action shot. Nice composition, sharpness and exposure. A beautiful picture to appreciate. TFS.

Hello Sky,
This is a very interesting picture. Even if there is a human in it I think that it is most educative and useful. Good capture with nice POV and composition. I like those great movements you caught on the swan in BG. Well done! Thanks,

Hello Sky,
Those birds are really big, and they can use the beak too if they really feel thretned!
Situation is well captured, great action...
I notice the duch upper right, funny!
Pablo -

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-03 23:03]

Hello Sky

Seeing the swan like this really gives a good perspective to the size of the bird.Great timing on this shot.Very good documentation shot.TFS


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-04 4:37]

Hello Sky,
Very nice capture.Well seen and composed.I liked Visual impact and composition a lot.

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