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Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas
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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/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Trumpeter Swans [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-23 11:34
Viewed: 3886
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
from the shores of Lake Ontario.


May Peace be your gift at Christmas
and your blessing all your through!




The Trumpeter Swan has a deep, resonant, brassy, trumpet-like voice. This noise is produced in the syrinx (or voice box)--which is so long it coils around the swans’ breastbone.

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Muchas gracias por tus buenos deseos con esta hermosa imagen. Lo mismo deseo para tí y los tuyos.
Muchos saludos, JL.

Hello Sky,
This is a nice portrait. It seems that this bird is shouting out loud "Merry Christmas". I wish you a great time with your loved ones and a beautiful year 2007 to come. Thanks,
Claudine

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-12-23 12:00]

Hi Sky,

Superb portrait shot, like the pose too, may you and your Trumpeter's have a excellent Christmas and Fabulous 07.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hello Sky,
A beautiful portrait. This swan is trumpeting. With best wishes and Merry Christmas.
JC

Hello Sky,
pretty profile, with good details.
Happy feast of end of the year, thank you. Arnaud

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-23 12:16]

Hi Sky.
Thank you for your nice greetings. Wonderful captured moment of this cute bird. I think, that you together have thought up this congratulation. Very nice sunlight illumination, details, cropping and framing. My compliments and holiday wishes.
Alexei.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-23 12:22]

Hi Sky,
My best wishes for you and your family! This smiling swan -which recover you have documented so well- is a lovely way to celebrate this days.
José M.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-23 12:28]

Hello Sky,
Very fitting post for Christmas! Nice sharp profile of the Trumpeter! Have a lovely holiday and all the best wishes, Ulla

Hello Sky,
Is he really talking? In the image it looks like he is...
Kind of fun to see he has "teeth" on the tongue!
A Merry Christmas to you and your dear ones, my friend!
Greetings,
Pablo -

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-23 12:38]

Hello Sky,
Very appropriate and well presented photo portrait of the Trumpeter Swan as a Christmas greeting.
Best wishes for Christmas to you too!
Ivan

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-23 14:02]

Hello Sky

A beautiful portrait of this trumpeter swan.The lighting is very effective.Good POV and DOF.The shot is well focused and sharp.Great timing.A very nice sentiment.Best wishes for Christmas and happy shooting in 2007.

Rob

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas as well Sky.
Fitting post, easy to see this swan is full of the spirit :)
Happy Holidays!

Hallo Sky, Du warst mal wieder schneller wie ich. Ich hätte Dich aber nicht vergessen. Diesen Trompeterschwan kenne ich von hier mit einen roten Schnabel. Sehr schönes Portrait vom Trompeterschwan. Jetzt weiss ich nicht von wem ich schon mal ein Schwanenportrait gesehen hatte. Auf jeden Fall konnte man die sehr rauhe Zunge erkennen. Sah fast so aus als wenn sie mit kleinen Zähnchen bestückt wäre. Das war mir vollkommen neu. Deiner zeigt ja auch so schön seine rauhe Zunge. - Technisch ein sehr gutes Foto. Nicht einfach, dieses Portrait im Gegenlicht. Ich nehme an, dass dieser Schwan für ein Foto mit Blitz zu weit entfernt war. Sehr gute Schärfe, Blickwinkel, insgesamt eine sehr gute Bildgestaltung. Danke Dir für diesen schönen Schwan. Dabei fällt mir ein, meine jüngste Tochter konnte mit ca. 4 - 5 Jahren das "Sch" nicht richtig aussprechen. Sie sprach das "Sch" so, als wenn sie Wasser in den Zähnen hätte, also wie das weiche "S" oder Rucksack S (Ihr kennt ja nicht das SZ). Ich sagte vor: Andrea, sag doch mal "Schöne Scheiße". Das Resultat kannst Du Dir ja vorstellen...grins.. Der Sprachfehler war schon bei der Einschulung weg.
Ich wünsche Dir und Deiner Familie ein Gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest und einen guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr.
Gruss
Heinz

Hi Sky
Very nice portrait, I'm pleased. All other friends told everything. I can say only this one is perfect and MERRY CHRISTMAS&HAPPY NEW YEARS!
Greetings
Fevzi

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-23 16:35]

Hello Sky,
Wonderful portrait.POV,pose of swan,lighting,details and composition are excellent.Merry Christnas and Happy New Year!
TFS...:-)

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-12-24 3:58]

Hi Sky

It is quite amazing how far this "resonant, brassy, trumpet-like voice" carried. All the way to South Africa as his shouts of "Merry Christmas" reached my ears.

Thanks for the message that it brought to my shore and for you and all your loved ones "Have a great Christmas and a wonderful 2007".

Good work and TFS.
Regards
Loot

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-24 4:38]

Hi Sky

What a beautiful wish and what a great way to do it :)
This portrat of this beautiful swan is wonderful.
The close-up on the head enhances the composition, the details are very nice and sharp and the light shining on its face is gorgeous.
All the best to you, too, for this Christmas and the Next Year!

Bravo, TFS and Happy Holidays!
Horia

Hi Sky,
Superb Christmas Card!
Happy New Year 2007 and Have a Great Holidays.

Ben Lakitan

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-24 9:55]

Hi Sky

Merry Christmas to you

Lovely image of this swan mid call. Lovely close crop and great details

TFS

Karan

Salut Sky
Il est très joli ce portrait de ce cygne,les couleurs et les détails sont très jolis.
Merci et au revoir...JP
Joueuses fêtes a toi et ta famille
Les sourires demain

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-12-24 11:41]

hello sky
here is beautiful portrait photo of a cute swan. composition, POV, colours, details and framing are great
merry christmas
regards
izler

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-12-24 14:58]

And Merry Christmas to you too -- I love the carols that you sing (^_^)
Thanks for sharing this and so much more throughout the year
Silke

Haha, der ist aber süüüüß - wie er uns da frohe Weihnachten wünscht, exakt den Moment getroffen, Danke Sky.
Ich wünsche Dir wundervolle Weihnachtstage, alles Liebe
Sabine - wishnugaruda

bonnes fêtes de fin d' année pour vous et vos familles

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-27 17:28]

Simpática imagen un gran trabajo... muchas felicidades para ti y tu familia, éxitoa en 2007, saludos Sky

Hi Sky,
An excellent portrait shot on this trumpeting Trumpeter. He seems to be wishing everyone in earshot a Happy Holiday greeting. Good job on the exposure to get the color and detsil in the plumage so well.
Happy New Year to you and all your loved ones.

Scott

Hi sky,
What a great portrait.Excellent work my friend.TFS.
Happy new year!

hAyAti

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-31 2:43]

Hi Sky.
Superb capture,ha ha....talking swan :-))
Colours and details are great.
Best wishes and very much successful next year 2007.
Best regards Milos

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2007-01-03 15:12]

Hi Sky,

Nicely captured and well done on the composition.

Mike

bonjour sky
encore un beau portrait de cygne,l'exposition est bonne.
bien vu.
laurent

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