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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nokia N73
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/111 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-22 4:26
Viewed: 3586
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This family of swans appeared sudenely from behind a landing stage and I just managed to capture this shot before the cynets, one by one, jumped back into the water. This was the first time I have seen three on their mothers back all at the same time.

I only had my phone with me, and the framing is consequenctly a bit tight. I thought about cropping even more, just to show the cygnets, but decided to keep mum in the picture.

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Hehe Alan, Lovely shot, good colors and composition,
thanks for shared,

Hi Alan.
What a wonderful behaviour moment captured here, so sweet. Glad you kept mum in the frame, it looks great. There is a lack of image quality, I would say due to a mobile phone image but good on you for seeing it and sharing with us.


i can forgive the lack of quality for such a perfect pose and so cute, but can't bring myself to give full marks for a phone...

Hello Alan,
This is a gorgeous image and considering that you had to take this shot with the Nokia it's a good one as it comes to technical details.
Not as sharp and well lighted as it would have been with a SLR camera ofcourse, but still.
Composition is excellent and I love the high point of view looking upon the back of the swan with here little chicks up there.
You really have done a very good job on this one.
Thanks for sharing and the note.
Best regards,

Hi Alan,
Cute picture, the cynets protected between mum's feathers look great! Just a pity the quality, but well, lucky to have your mobile with you at that moment! Regards, Marta

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-08-23 1:24]

Hello Alan,
Very nice point of view. With the phone the quality suffers a bit, but the picture is very appealing.
Well seen

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