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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot A70, AF-S MICRO-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G ED
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-26 2:53
Viewed: 3659
Points: 20
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Cygnus atratus Latham, 1790
Black swan

The Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) is a large waterbird which breeds mainly in the southeast and southwest regions of Australia.
The black swan was first described by English naturalist John Latham in 1790. It was formerly placed into a monotypic genus, Chenopis.

Black Swans are mostly black feathered birds, with a line of white flight feathers of the wing edges that sometimes show when at rest, and are conspicuous in flight. The bill is bright red, with a pale bar and tip; and legs and feet are greyish-black. Cobs (males) are slightly larger than pens (females), with a longer and straighter bill. Cygnets (immature birds) are a greyish-brown with pale-edged feathers.

The Black Swan utters a musical and far reaching bugle-like sound, called either on the water or in flight, as well as a range of softer crooning notes. It can also whistle, especially when disturbed while breeding and nesting.

The Black Swan is unlike any other Australian bird, although in poor light and at long range it may be confused with a magpie-goose in flight. However, the black swan can be distinguished by its much longer neck and slower wing beat.

this beautiful exemplary is was taken in the waters of the river Adda to Canonica d'Adda.

Model: NIKON D40X
Software: Paint Shop Pro Photo 11,20
Exposure Time: 10/1250 sec
F-Stop: f/3.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 640
Focal Length: 105 mm
Date Taken: 2008-11-29 09:58
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 92 kb

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-12-26 4:08]

Hi Sergio,
Very fine study of this black swan, I liked the unusual composition here, fine details and the red beak and eyes tucked in the feathers is very effective. tfs.

beautiful capture Sergio!
nice composition and colours!

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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-26 6:04]

Ciao Sergio,
stunning capture of the Black Swan.
Beautiful colours and details.
Season Gretings

Ciao Sergio, bel cigno nero che si Ŕ messoin gran poa per te, becco roo e piume nere, sarÓ mica che hai cambiato squadra?
Ciao Silvio

hello Sergio
great pose of this black swan. the details on his feathers and his neck are excellent
good note too

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-27 6:33]

Sergio, Great sharpness and lovely sharp focus. Wonderful view. Ganesh

Hello Sergio,

Excellent photo.
beautiful colours with fantastic definition.
lighting and composition are splendid.
Good notes.

Hi Sergio,
I have never had the pleasure to see a black swan with my own eyes, it's realy wonderful and I like the pose here, thanks,
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2008-12-28 23:38]

Hello Sergio !
I have many white swans where I live, but no black swan, and that's why I love to see them on pictures. I love the pose on this one, looks almost like the swan is timid and wants to hide before your camera ! :-) Excellent sharpness and details, nice natural colors, beautiful composition, great blurred BG. There is also something very soft on this picture, very tender, I like it, and I see it was taken on november the 29th - my birthday ! :-) Very well done !

What a picture. Thanks for sharing!


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