Black Beauty (ii)
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-10-10 3:50]
Good composition of this shot. I like pose of this black beauty. Big red beak looks nice with all these black feathers. Water made good BG, noise isn't disturbing. TFS!
- sway (1276)
- [2005-10-10 4:24]
NIce shot. I hope he didn't pek you he is so close ;)
I like the DOF it make me feel like he is about to climb out of my screen.
Nice portrait Janice.I've seen these,but never really noticed the white band across the beak before.Very interesting.
Hi Janice, your photo certainly is a beauty! The sharpness and depth of color is excellent. The DOF is just right too. I did a WS by running your photo through Neat Image so you could see what it would do for the noise. Check it out and let me know what you think. TFS! Regards, Kris
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-10-10 5:24]
Hey look who is coming our of my screen!
DOF is so perfect! Very good shot...
Thanks for sharing this black beauty:)
I was going to post a close up of a black swan tonight. I took it last week when Mark and I did a day trip to Taupo. When I saw yours I decided not to post is. Will do mine tomorrow night. POV is good. Looks like a lot of noise in the BG and the swan has been a bit distorted with the PP. I think too much Noiseware. You would have been better off to select the background with magnetic lasso tool, and run a blur tool to hide the noise. The swan would have retained some better clarity. Just my opinion. TFS.
What a sweet "face" :-)
Amazing shot and nice to know your friendly swan.
PS. Thank you for e-mail. I'll try to write you as soon as possible :-)
- carper (8439)
- [2005-10-10 7:13]
it´s a beauty Jancie,
And I like the way you took the shot, very nice composition, with a fantastic pov a great details and a wonderful dof, very good job,
- sAner (4750)
- [2005-10-10 7:14]
This is great Janice!! The details are so sharp and the image is just crystal clear. Great pose and very well exposed. Well done & TFS!
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2005-10-10 7:38]
Great capture on this Black Swan. Super nice detail and colors in this one. Looks like he is coming after you here.
- CTP (2726)
- [2005-10-10 14:49]
Nice capture of this lovely Black Swan .
Good colors,frame,focus,pov and dof.TFS
Hi Janice, this is realy a black beauty with good sharpness, I can see the waterdrops on the feathers. The colour of the beak is pretty with the white stripe. The background is a little noisy, I tried to reduce this in a workshop and would be pleased, if you take a look. Thanks for this shot, have a nice day
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2005-10-10 15:38]
Nice portrait shot Janice, great sharpness and DOF, well captured too. Thanks for sharing.
Janice, the picture is very nice.
Excellent pov, composition and vivid colors.
As for the noise, I present you just another alternative; after all, the guys above have already done great jobs.
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-10-10 21:21]
Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Janice.
- sarju (51)
- [2005-10-11 1:41]
it is the bright red beak contrasting with the dark background that this photo is all about
thanks for showing us
cheers .... sarju
- thor68 (5674)
- [2005-10-21 1:09]
wonderful portrait, janice! :-)
as you say yourself it looks a bit noisy
but that does not matter,
the red eyes and beak are so clear,
i really like that!
once in a while we, too, see a black swan here in germany, but only when it has escaped from the zoo.
great shot, thor.
- JeanMichel (2864)
- [2005-10-26 5:05]
I love to see birds on TN, and this is really a very good shot, well composed and showing the most significative part of this swan. Good POV on the half side and nice to see just a part of the blurred feathers in the back. Yes, there is noise, but efficiently solved in the WS.