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bite me!
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, 70 - 300mm
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Trumpeter Swans [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-07 22:05
Viewed: 3711
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This bachlor was to close to comfort, a little chase will put him in his place.

The trumpeter swan mates for life. During breeding season each pair establishes and defends a large territory around its nest site. Territories are staked out as early as February, although migrant birds seldom reach their breeding grounds until March or April. Many pairs use the same nest site each year, often close to or on the water.


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  • Great 
  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-12-07 22:27]

Hi Sky,
Animals seem to know how to exercise those skills "a little chase will put him in his place" quite well.

Nice composition and an excellent moment you have captured!

Thanks & TFS,

Belle photo, belle série, ces cygnes nous surprennent toujours, ils font de ses poses,des mouvements, auquelles nous ne nous attendons pas du tout. Amicalement Thomas

  • Great 
  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-12-08 0:31]

Very nice photo of these swans in a natural pose. The exposure and focus is good.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-08 0:47]

Excellent capture, Sky
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours.TFS

Hi Sky ,
very nice moment.
good composition and light.

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-08 3:23]

Hi Sky.
Next excellent action shot with amazing captured moment, fine lighting, great sharpness and details. I like your POV and composition, reflection drops of water and water surface. My compliments and TFS.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-08 3:41]

Hi Sky,
A good action shot. Absolutely sharp, well exposed and composed. A nice image to start the morming.
TFS, José M.

Hello Sky,
Very nice timing! Your capture is very sharp and crisp. Perfect work. Bavo and TFS.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-12-08 4:42]

Hi Sky, good capture. Well composed and you did well catching the action. TFS

Hi Sky

Ha..ha... a case of 'bite your bum'! Good timing with excellent management of the white. TFS

  • Great 
  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2006-12-08 5:19]

Excellente composition, belle capture, détails parfaits


Hi Sky,
Nicely capturing these two trumpeter swans. High shutter speed works nicely to 'freeze' this biting action. Focus was a bit soft.
Nice shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-08 7:44]

Hi sky,
This is a fine action shot, sharp and with good light.
TFS, regards, Ivan

  • Great 
  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-08 8:22]

Hi Sky.
Nice and sharp to capture swan in action.Very nice lighting and very well saturated colours.Perfect details and composition.
Regards Milos

Hello Sky,
This is another beautiful capture of those proud animals. I like this great POV, composition and details that you caught. Those movements are very well frozen and I like this good exposure too which is not always easy to achieved with this white color. Thanks,

Hello Sky,

Excllent work here great details very crisp, I really like the colors BG POV DOF, excllent pose of this onderful swan, Excllent Job,

TFS Kyle

Lovely capture, number tag and all, Sky :-)!
Excellent action shot in which you have captured the little turmoil in water very well.
TFS and take care.

Hello Sky
Great shot and beautiful composition.
The exposure, focus, color and details are very good.
Great POV, DOF and framing.
and TFS

Hi Sky,
Superb action shot.nice sharp and colours.Light, details, POV and are beautiful.Well composed.Regards.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-12-09 9:16]

hello sky
here is good exposure and successful timing. i like composition, point of view, colours, lighting, sharpness and details in your photo

Bonjour Sky,
Très belle composition avec ces 2 cygnes sur la gauche de l'image.J'aime bien le mouvement de l'aile.

wow..this is a beautiful shot Sky, the bird in the front with his legs so spread out...love it. And the water under him is so crisp..nice shot. TFS
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comments on my photo " December Storm -4" :o)

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