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Trumpeter Swan, Close-up

Trumpeter Swan, Close-up
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Trumpeter Swans [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-20 16:03
Viewed: 5692
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The lastest of my Trumpeter Swans, close-up. F/4.0


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A beautiful close-up, we can see the whole world around in his eye.
I've never seen such a kind of Swan, Mike, perhaps we don't have them here in in Germany.
Thanks and have wonderful Christmas-days bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Mike,
Very good close up of this swan.
It is not easy to get the right balance between the white feathers and the black beak, but you perfectly succeeding in to keep all the details in this portrait. Well done.
Regards, Ruud

tres belle macro, bons détails et couleurs nettes

Hello Mike,
I like your tight crop here, this is really a close up.
Nice texture on the feathers and the skin around the beak.
Perhaps the dark background makes no enough contrast with the beak color, but anyway has a great visual impact.
Congratulations and happy holidays,

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-12-20 18:46]

Hello Mike, nice shot! interesting (read different) composition and good white balance. Well done on the exposure here. Nice work.

Well done again Mike. Luv the birds eye view this close, that eye is great!
Excellent comp, detail, and exposure of course :)
Have a safe trip and a very Merry Christmas mf.

  • Great 
  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-20 22:00]

Hello Mike,
another beauty... love the crop. Beautiful reflection in the birds eye. Very sharp details.

Hello Mike

Up close and personnal, excllent colors Bg POv DOF Perfect details very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo,

TFS Kyle

Hello Mike,
I think that you could have been just a little closer, LOL! This is great! I like those excellent details, POV and composition. There is a lanscape in its eye :-) Well done!

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-12-21 14:38]

this is a very nice close-up. I like your pov and crop.
Good details.
tfs paula

Hi Mike,
I am really enjoying this close up. The details in the head and beak are just amazing. And I think I can see you in the reflection of the eye.

Great detail, Mike, I love the tight crop and the exposure is spot on!


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-06 6:22]

This extreme closeup is a fabulous portrait shot, Mike! I swear I can see you in his eye!
Superb composition, stunning colours and etails

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