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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, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Trumpeter Swans [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-03 8:17
Viewed: 3738
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Trumpeter swan is slowly returning from extinction.
The Wye Marsh reindrodution program cares and monitors about 141 swans; about a third of of the Ontario Trumpeter Swan population.


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tres jolieposition , belle prise agreable, couleurs et détails super

oh ..I love this photo! The ducks in the background and the way you caught this fellow flapping his wings..awesome shot and love the sharpness of the photo..nicely done Sky! TFS
Donna :o)

Also thanks for your comments on my photo "Sun trying to Melt the Frost" :o) Always appreciate your comments! :o)

Hi friend,
Beautiful shot ... great timming, with excellent framing and very nice POV! Great details and composition! Take care Ana:)

Hello Sky,

Excllent work, great details very crisp, Nicly composed and capture photo perfect sight to see,

TFS Kyle

Das ist erstklassig, Hallo Sky, was für ein Moment, kommt da runter wie ein Jumbo-Jet. Die Enten beeindruckt das anscheinend überhaupt nicht. Danke, da hast Du gerade zur richtigen Zeit abgedrückt, tschüssi
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-03 11:35]

Hi Sky.
Great capture.I like position this wings,very good timing.Very nice composition and pretty lighting.Good work.
Regards Milos

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-12-03 11:41]

Hi Sky,
You sure caught the moment here. Excellent composition, with fine detail and colours.

bonjour sky
l'exposition est bonne et la netteté ideale malgres le mouvement des ailes.
c'est reussi.

Hi Sky,
Excellent action shot.Good timing.Very well composed.TFS.


Désolé, problèmes. Thomas

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-03 14:25]

Hi Sky,
Beautiful colors, happy swan and the hope of a species that continues its way in the planet!
TFS, José M.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-12-03 14:42]

Hi Sky

What a great action shot of the Trumpeter going back into the water, fabulous pose and POV the colours are just lovely with great lighting too. I have checked out your theme too and its nice to see the re-introduction process in action, hopefully it will continue to be successful.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-03 14:52]

Hi Sky,
This is more like it!
Sharp and well-composed, though it would be nice to see the side view of the Trumpeter Swan's head.
TFS, regards, Ivan

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-03 15:52]

Hi Sky

This is indeed a great moment you managed to capture here! Hopefully one day poeple would take a look at your photos any say: "remember those days when this species was so severely thretened?...we're glad those are over" :)
Great work here. I like the details very much, and also the lighting that really made the features of the swan stand out even more.
The POV is rather interesting but it gives a good perspective of the swan's view, the colors are lovely and the composition wonderful.

Bravo and TFS

Nice action shot Sky.
You've stopped the action well with good details..The photo fits your theme very well also :)
Have a good week mf,

Hi Sky,
Nicely composed picture. Great timing in capturing this trumpeter swan.
Nice shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-03 21:50]

Hello Sky

Very beautiful photo of this swan in a graceful pose.The composition is very good with a good POV and DOF.The colours are very lovely and the scene is very pastoral with the calm waters and nearby ducks.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 4:36]

Hello Sky,
Lovely capture.I liked details on white feathers,lighting,moment you caught and composition a lot.

Hello Sky,
This is a very graceful capture. I think that you management exposure very well and I like this POV and composition. The DOF is very good and it let us see other interesting birds in BG. Your notes are very useful too. TFS,

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-12-04 12:15]

Hi Sky,
Beautiful moment you have captured here.
Very good timing.
Nice POV and colors.

Hi, Sky.
Good timing - you got wings in good position. Nice light.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-04 14:42]

Bonita captura en acción Sky con apropiada velocidad para congelar el momento con muy buena agudeza y nitidez.
Me gusta el punto de vista captado y el encuadre que elegiste con las otras aves como fondo de la escena.
RAP ;~)

Beautiful capture in action Sky with appropriate speed to freeze the moment with very good sharpness and clarity.
I like the captured point of view and the framing that you chose with the other birds like bottom of the scene.
RAP ;~)

Hello Sky,
Nice action shot. This image shows the grace of swan. Great composition and moment well caught. TFS.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-12-05 6:18]

Bon timing Sky,le sujet est bien saisi et les détails sont bons.

Merci pour le partage.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-05 7:40]

Hi Sky.
Fantastic in its beauty moment you have captured and have done it with great skillfulness. You have applied precisely exact shutter speed and value of aperture. Whole scene is in focus, all objects prefect detailed and sharp. Contracture of the shot is excellent at high range. Brilliant picture by brilliant photographer. I include your name on my favorite list with great pleaser. My best wishes and TFS.

Hi Sky,
Marvellous capture and good timing.
Great POV and colours.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-05 12:20]

Hello Sky,
very nice capture with a superb composition.Very well done.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-12-05 15:00]

Hi Sky,

Beautiful pose this one gave you! Nicely framed and captured!

Thanks & TFS,


Hello Sky,
Magnific composition, I like how the swan seems to be observing the duck flock, and how extends the wings. Nice capture.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-12-07 3:25]

Hi Sky
Nice moment shot in good position. Good colours, sharpnes, details and low POV.
Well done mf.


Salut Sky
Elle est très jolie cette prise de vue avec ce cygne qui coure sur les eaux.La présentation est très belle.
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-12-22 20:47]

This is a nice shot of your swan. I like the whole series. You caught the light just right and I like the pose.

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