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Copyright: Karen Sarnecki (karing_51) (4)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 2100
Exposure: f/4.7, 30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-09 8:33
Viewed: 3235
Points: 2
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I took this photo at a Kansas zoo and thought these swans were so adorable. I wish the clarity was better but am not sure what happened. I use the manual setting on my camera most of the time but if anyone has any thoughts about what I could have done differently, I'd appreciate the feedback, thanks.

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To kojak: Hello Geert!karing_51 1 09-10 16:25
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Bonjour Karen,
Welcome on TN. Well seen and good point of view for that scene. The blur may be caused by shaking or small movement while cliking. You can recuperate a bit using photoshop or equivalent. But I encourage you to continue in manuel mode because you will know "why" and you will control and decide the result. In that picture, you could not take off the tree, but if you frame differently, you could place the heart in the left third of the image (to avoid the tree), including the whole right swan in the 2 thirds right, and crop off the upper half that gives nothing to the image and include more of the feet. If possible (maybe not in a zoo), you could also bend to be at the swan's level; doing that, you add perspective and a different background. It's only my opinion, but I hope it helps. Thank's for sharing!

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  • kojak Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 19] (163)
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Welcome Karen!
A very lovely picture indeed. To bad the picture is missing some sharpness. Have you tried the workshop?
Greetings, Geert.

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