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Swan Family v3

Swan Family v3
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Copyright: Chris T Pehlivan (CTP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 300D, Canon 75-300mm 4.5-5.6 USM III
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Zoo animals, Swans, Trumpeter Swans [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-09 19:03
Viewed: 3439
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another Swan photo that taken at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo in July.

Swans are large, long-necked aquatic birds with short legs and webbed feet. They belong to the family Anatidae, along with the duck and goose. Swans are most closely related to geese, both groups differing from ducks anatomically and in the absence of bright or metallic colors in their plumage. The most ducklike swan, the coscoroba, Coscoroba coscoroba, of South America, is white with black wingtips. The black-necked swan, Cygnus melanocoryphus, also of South America, has a black head and neck, and a red knob at the top of its blue bill. The all-white mute swan, Cygnus olor, of Eurasia has been domesticated and introduced into North America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa; a familiar resident of parks and zoos, it characteristically swims with its neck in a graceful curve, unlike the more upright posture of other swans. The most common species native to North America, the whistling swan, Cygnus columbianus columbianus, has a black bill and nests north of the Arctic Circle. The other North American form, the trumpeter swan, Cygnus cygnus buccinator, formerly nested throughout the continent, but excessive hunting in the last century has limited it to scattered areas. Bewick's swan, Cygnus columbianus bewickii, is the Old World counterpart of the whistling swan, and the larger whooper swan, Cygnus cygnus cygnus, of Eurasia is the counterpart of the trumpeter.

Swans feed mainly on aquatic vegetation. Their strong bills have serrated edges and a nail at the tip, and the surface of the tongue is spinous, all of which aid in grasping and tearing plants. Horny serrations in the bill help in filtering small food items from the water surface, but swans most often feed from the bottom of ponds. Swans generally mate for life, with both sexes building the nest and caring for the young. In some species both sexes also incubate the eggs. Most swans migrate after the breeding season.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-09 23:22]

CT! Look at those babies man! This looks like a good day for babies; Odette posted those awesome baby elephants, and now you post these baby swans! Makes me ready to hold a newborn again, but I don't think my wife would agree since our baby turns 14 in a couple of days...;-)
I like your framing and excellent DOF!

Sweet image of the mommy and sweet little babies. Well seen, great note too!


Hi Chris...
A very cute capture, my friend! Great contrast in size and fluffyness... Good POV and composition, and you capture with great colours and details... very pleasant!
Pablo -

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-10 3:41]
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Hello CT!
Very nice capture of cute family.POV,details,framing and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)


Very nice post. Good POV, lovely colours, clarity, sharpness and details are top notch! Well done. TFS.

Hi CT,
Very nice family photo, great colour and good detail with nicely composed.
Well done and TFS!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-10 6:09]

Looks like happy family CT! Cute image with happy birds, well spotted and composed. They looks like minding their own business ;-)

Hi CT,
Excellent shot of the swan family. Momma does a good job guarding her babies. Nice colors, and sharp detail. The DOF and clarity are superb. Nice work my friend!

Nicely captured group CT.

The little guys look as soft as velvet.

Details, colors, lighting and POV are great.

Thank you for sharing this with us.

another great shot!
they so lovely:)
Great colourful shot! Nice idea, light, composition ....
Thanks Ana:)

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-04-30 14:26]

selam dostum
sevimli ve guzel bu kugulari harika bir aile karesi seklinde kadrajlamissin
kompozisyonu, bakis acisi, renkleri, detaylari ve bilgilendirici notu ile nefis bir calisma yapmissin
eline saglik

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