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Familiar face

Familiar face
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Copyright: Alan Turvey (liquidsunshine) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1878 W: 112 N: 1560] (5437)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 75-300/4.0-5.6 III, Hoya UV - 58mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Animal portraits, Swans, Great Portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-24 13:10
Viewed: 4109
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This seems to be a regular face here on TN.
Not only the Mute swan, but these portrait shots of the Mute swan.
I've been trying not to post this, but I had to give in.

This was shot at Startops reservoir near Tring. I was sat on a bench next to the canal, which runs alongside the reservoir with my good lady, when this chap decided to join us.

I'm sure you've read enough about this swan, so I'll just leave these notes nice and short.

Thanks for looking

Esox, LordPotty, PDP, dew77, Janice, coasties, Luc, Signal-Womb has marked this note useful
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Excellent shot Alan, superb Dof & Bg.
Great lighting, very good sharpness.

Beautiful swan, thank you.
Well done !

Beautiful portrait of the swan. You did well with this composition. The warm lighting is great.
I did a workshop to help out abit.


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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-03-24 13:50]

A superb portrait straight in the adequate theme.
Superb light and perfect sharpness.
A very good job.

This is a nice portrait Alan.I too noticed the yellow hue which Mike has edited a little.
I wondered whether perhaps this was shot in early morning or late evening light. There's nothing wrong with it...its just different. (funny...thats what they always say about me ;)

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-24 14:04]

Great portrait with very nice soft warm light.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-24 14:19]

Excellent portrait! I really like the perspective. Great composition, DOF & POV. Razorsharp details. Well done!

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2005-03-24 15:34]

Superb DOF and POV. Lovely colours, intensity and clarity. Great shot!!

Hi Alan!
Your portrait is very vivid! I love this photo with its pov!

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-03-24 15:43]

Great shot Alan, a nice warm light, good clarity, background and colours.
Thanks for sharing.

Great portrait, very good details and very good picture, the workshop is very good.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-24 17:45]

Excellent work Alan, lovley colours and composition. I think it could be a little sharper but great work. Well done.

Hi Alan, I quite like the warm tone to this shot and it is something I quite often do on purpose with some of my own shots by setting the white balance to cloudy. Great DoF and focus is spot on, very nicely presented image.

Alan, This is as good as any portrait of the Mutes that have been posted. The color, exposure, and detail are perfect. zgreat close crop and framing. A wall hanger to be proud of!

Alan, Great POV and I like the warm colors I see. Great job.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-25 3:45]

Warm portrait shot Alan! I like this beauty...Well done and TFS

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-25 4:16]

Super portrait Alan. He certainly came nice and close to you. Good POV and details. Well done...

Great mugshot Alan. He has his eye on you. Focus looks a little soft, but he is a fine looking speciman. Well done!

Very nive portrait a bit under exposed, great BG.
Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-03-25 7:36]

Great close-up portrait, Alan.
Well seen and well done.

Great portrait of the swan. Swans are so gracefull, just love them. It is nice and sharp, you can even see little droplets on the neck.


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-26 8:04]

Alan, very nice mug shot. Excellent sharpness and composition. The bg is nice too.

Fantastic view of the eye. Excellent macro with nice lighting conditions. Well done.

Yes Alan a familiar face indeed and very well executed with good exposure and nice details. Good work.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-03-27 15:16]

What a beautiful swan ! I love the expression of tranquility on his face, and the light is so beautiful. Very sharp details, also. Great work.

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