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CDN's new super model

CDN's new super model
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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: 2006-12-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, 70 - 300mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Trumpeter Swans [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-13 15:11
Viewed: 3714
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
this Trumpeter cygnet knows how to work the camera ;-) and is on the way to become the next super model.
(also in the previous shot)

A adult trumpeter swan has white feathers, but the feathers of the head and the upper part of the neck often become stained orange as a result of feeding in areas rich in iron salts. This cygnet spend its summer at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Area were the water is rich on iron, living a few month at Lake Ontario the orange will fade by about January.


rbassin, fyapici, star74, XOTAELE, jcoowanitwong, Dave, pablominto, pilonm, dew77, marhowie, RAP, CTP, Fisher has marked this note useful
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Bonsoir SKY,
Une vrai star ce cygne, bravo pour le cadrage, c'est impeccable.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-12-13 15:35]

Hi Sky,
Very nice portrait, but you had difficult light from the back.
Very nice details and scharpness.
tfs paula

Hello Sky
This one look a very impressive portrait. You are too successful to capture it as a postcard. I like shinind on the beak. It gives a natural atmosphere to photo. Very nice my friend. Well done. Bravo and TFS.

wow..theres a new one..I didn't know that about the water effecting their feathers..guess its only logial...(sorta like when we were kids putting food coloring into a glass and sticking a celerly stick in it...:o)
I hope you haven't run out of swan photos because I'm really loving these! TFS
Donna :o)

dang out of smilies..I'll be back tomorrow :)

Hello Sky,
Nice portrait of this cygnet.
Despite you fired the flash, as it can be seen in the reflections of the droplets, it seems it was not enough.
There is no much details visible in the beac-eye zone.
I like a lot the frame and presentation.

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2006-12-13 15:48]

Hi Sky,
Beautiful capture,
I liked the water drop reflections on the Trumpeter,
Great colours and POV,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-13 15:56]

I wondered why he had an orange head, I had to have a look at your note to find out why (well models often dye their hair). Excellent pose, model quality indeed. Lovely details and POV



Precioso retrato con grandes detalles. Buenos colores y una presentación estupenda.
Un saludo Sky.
Juan Luis.

Hello Sky,
I like this lightning and glance on the bird. You also caught good details in a very nice POV. This is what we called a close-up ;) Well done and thanks,

Salut Sky
Il est très joli ce portrait de ce cygne,les couleurs et les détails sont très jolis.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Hello Sky,
Beautiful portrait. Great sharpness and exposure. Shining water droplets and stained feathers made this picture different. TFS.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-12-13 23:50]

So that's how swans get to dye their hair...;-)
Excellent portrait!

Superbe, on voit encore mieux les détails,je trouve leur tete si jolie,les bêtes dans nimporte quel situation prète a sourir,a ire ou a être ému.Bien sur je suis un homme et je ne devrais pas ressentir toutes ces émotions,mais c' est plus fort que moi. Thomas

Hello Sky,
Excellent portrait of this happy bird!
Well framed, great colours and details...
Pablo -

hi sky,
lovely capture,
well saturated colours,
nice pov,
well done ,
tfs & regards

Hello Sky,

Thank you very much for presenting us this so nice Trumpeter cygnet... Is it snow that we see in bg or water? Very nice natural color and excellent composition. The only thing is that the extremity of the beak is not completly in focus.

Nice pic :-)



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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-14 11:19]

Hello Sky,
Lovely portrait.POV,water drops on head and composition are wonderful.

Hi Sky,
Looks like they've got that program all over the world. A very beautiful portait, with such stunning light. The sharpness and colors are spot on. Love the little reflection on the tip of the beak.

bonjour sky
ah il a retrouvé son calme,il nous fait grace de son joli profil.(surement un cygne egyptien!!).
encore un beau portrait.

Hola Sky,
Bonito primer plano con gran nitidez y bellos colores. Un saludo

Hi Sky,
Very nice portre.
clear details,sharpness and POV.


Nice portrait Sky.
I like the use of fill flash that has lit-up this shadowed side and given it a bit of sparkle. I don't know.."super model" might be a bit of a stretch :)
Merry Christmas.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-17 8:00]

Una atractiva y divertida mirada de la modelo del año Sky.
Bonita captura con detalles y buena definición.
Los intensos colores y el efecto de luz, componen una bella imagen.
Mis mejores deseos... Ricardo

An attractive and amusing look of the model of the year Sky.
Beautiful capture with details and good definition.
The intense colors and the effect of light, they compose a cute image.
My best wishes... Ricardo

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-12-21 17:10]

Hallo Sky,
Excellent Swan Portrait my friend.
Great pov,dof,focus,sharpness,pose,note,exposure and framing.TFS
Merry Christmas,

Hi Sky,

I see what you mean by the rust on the head.
Excellent shot and well done on the composition.
Lots of iron in Lake Ontario. Hamilton, I see why.


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