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Black Swan

Black Swan
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-02 3:01
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Black Swan

Black Swans are primarily black feathered birds, with white flight feathers. 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.

A mature Black Swan measures between 110 and 142 cm (43-56 in) in length and weighs 3.7–9 kg (8.1-20 lbs). Its wing span is between 1.6 and 2 metres (5.3-6.5 ft). The neck is long (relatively the longest neck among the swans) and curved in an "S".

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.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-02 3:09]

Fantastic portrait,this is a piece of art my friend,what a capture and what a elegance...and what a magnificent sharpness,light and colors.Great work!!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

most beautiful

I like the strong composition with the head across the verticals,the exposure is also very good as all the detail in the black plumage is visable.
Nice work.

Ciao Bunyapon. An intensive tender close up MF! Excellente colours and sharp/details.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-02 8:01]

Hello Bungbing.
I like very much what you've done with the Black Swan.Lines are beautiful, textures and colors are lovely, and POV is great in this wonderful composition.Best regards Siggi

Hi Bunyapon,
is this not a domesticated swan as it only lives in the wild in Australia and I even believe that there are no swan species occuring in the entire African continent.

I do like you close, frame filling capture and the details in the feathers.


hello Bungbing
Great composition with super details and great sharpness
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Bonjour Bungbing,
Très beau portrait du sujet dans une posture originale, remarquable pour sa finesse et sa précision sous une splendide lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-02 8:52]

Hello Bungbing,
Great photo taken from an original POV. Fantastic sharpness and very beautiful colours. Brilliant composition.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-02 8:54]

Hello Bunyapon,
very beautiful composition with great detail and splendid shades of colour; fantastic eye!
Very well done

Beautiful photo Bungbing! The composition is excellent, the colours are fantastic, the sharpness is impressive!

Hi Bunyapon,
Splendid photo composition with this black swan, like a pictures!
have a nice weekend!
Regards, Joska

Hello Bungbing,
Now this is what I call "caught in the act", beautiful pose!!! Excellent sharp capture with well defined feather detail, the eye is fantastic, contradicting colours and the best POV!!! Well done and I wish you a spectacular weekend!!
Best regards,

Ciao Bungbing, fantastic portrait of lovely black swan in nice pose, wonderful colors, fine details, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Excellent composition, focusing on the bright red bill. Very good detail can be seen on the feathers despite the black colour. A fine photo.
regards yiannis

Hello Bungbing,
A splendid image with outstanding details and colors.
Great focus and perfect exposure.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-12-03 4:57]

Hi Bunyapon,
Perfect shot with excellent focus on the eye.
Well done!
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-12-03 6:27]

Hello Bunyapon,
Very well presented artistic picture of this black swan. Very beautifully rendered color of feathers and contrast with the red beak.
In my country it is forbidden to hold these swans in liberty because they became invasive and used spaces of our Mute swan.
Kind regards

Fantastic photography Bunyapon!
This is unusual & really beautiful. Very well done & TFS.

Hallo Bungbing
A striking image with exceptional details and wonderful colours. The contrast between the black and red is gorgeous, the pose of the swan wonderful. Thanks for sharing such a delightful image. Best regards.

Hello Bunyapon,
An artistic image captured with great sharp details, nice contrasting colours and beautiful composition. Well done!

Hello Bungbing

WOW ! this is artistic shot, the swan's pose
and your POV on it, it gives a graphical effect,
great details of the black plumage, excellent contrast
of the colour tones, TFS


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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-01-26 14:13]

This this picture touched me very much!I felt a real thrill watching it,dear Bungbing and I thankyou so much for sharing it with us.This is a real masterpiece and I see with great pleasure that the best photographes in the site are here to congrats you for this beauty.You deserve that!!!! Bravo! I am going to put it in my favorite list.
Best wishes from,

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