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red eyed swan

red eyed swan
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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 180 Macro Ex H
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Animal portraits, Swans [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-23 2:33
Viewed: 4443
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When I get close to take this portrait I saw its' red eyes...When I get upset or work too much with computer my eyes also seem like this!
Black swans has a lovely vioce...

Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
The Black Swan has a body length of up to 142 cm, with the females being smaller than the males. In adults, the body is mostly black, with the exception of broad white wing tips, which are visible in flight. The bill is a deep orange-red, paler at the tip, with a distinct narrow white band towards the end. Younger birds are much greyer in colour, and have black wing tips. It is the only entirely black-coloured swan in the world.
Distribution and Habitat:
Black Swans are found throughout Australia with the exception of Cape York Peninsula, and are more common in the south. They prefer larger salt, brackish or fresh waterways and permanent wetlands, requiring 40 m or more of clear water to take off.
Outside the breeding season, Black Swans travel quite large distances. Birds fly at night and rest during the day with other swans. The Black Swan has been introduced into several countries, including New Zealand, where it is now common, and is a vagrant to New Guinea.
Food and feeding:
The Black Swan is a vegetarian. Food consists of algae and weeds, which the bird obtains by plunging its long neck into water up to 1 m deep. Occasionally birds will graze on land, but they are clumsy walkers.
In the north, the Black Swan breeds from February to May, with June to September preferred by birds in the south. Birds form isolated pairs or small colonies in shallow wetlands. Birds pair for life, with both adults raising one brood per season. Up to ten eggs are laid in an untidy nest made of reeds and grasses. The nest is placed either on a small island or floated in deeper water. The chicks are covered in grey down, and are able to swim and feed themselves as soon as they hatch.

Nikon D70
2005/02/19 14:14:15.1
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 185mm F/3.5 D
Focal Length: 185mm
Digital Vari-Program: Portrait
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/500 sec - F/3.5
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain
Auto Flash Mode: Built-in TTL
Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Noise Reduction: OFF

liquidsunshine, tzeybek, Luc, sAner, marhowie, ellis49, willie, cedryk, pablominto, izler, Aliza, anavazao, vanderschelden, Silvio2006 has marked this note useful
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Nice portrait of the Black swan Sebnem,
I like the eye detail. I did a workshop to bring out the black detail, hope you don't mind.
A nice capture, thanks for posting

Great photo! I love this beauty, charm and gracefulness. Very pretty photo!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-02-23 4:59]

Personal assessment of the photo: good.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thanks Sebnem.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-02-23 6:14]

This is a very nice portrait. Good details and great composition.

Sebnem, Nice pose & you've handled the exposure well with very good details in the black plumage. I might've cropped more off the right to move the subject off-center with a bit more space up-top is all. Excellent note..Great job!!

Netlik kompozisyon ve gözler harika.Tebrikler..

Very nice portrait Sebnem.
Beautiful swan with nice POV, good colours and details.
But I don't like the BG, the grey part to the right is disturbing, otherwise very good picture. Good note too.
Well done.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-02-23 21:05]

Superbe couleurs et trčs beau détails. Félicitation et bonne fin de journée.

Nice mugshot Sebnem. I like the eye. Well done

Hi Şebnem its a very beautyful portrait
Good details and great composition

hello:) what a beauty shot:) what a beauty animal:) great is this black:) and red:) great shot:) I like it much


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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-18 21:26]

Hello Sebnem,
You did a very nice portrait, i like the vivid colours & clear detail, sharpness & dof are great very well done TFS & have a great week-end,

Ps: Thanks for the funny note about my monitor :-)


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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-08-27 10:44]

Primeiro a elegância...!!!
Como quem diz.."Olha eu aqui, como sou bonito...!!! He... He...
Excelente foto. Nitidez. Ângulo e cores.
Um belo trabalho. Parabéns.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-10-06 21:44]

I like a lot this fantastic contrast between red and black (sucha deep beautiful black). TFS! Michal

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-12-13 2:57]

Hi Sebnem .
One more time...i love yours close-up,this portrait is excellent, contrast colors composition, all is very nice.

Bonjour Sebnem
Elle est superbe cette prise de vue de ce superbe oiseau . Les couleurs,les détails et l'éclairage sont parfaits.
Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie.....JP

Hi Sebnem,
What an interesting pose, such a funny guy!
Cute birdy, well framed image with the usual super details & colours!
Pablo -

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-08-07 14:44]

selam sebnem
ne guzel bir nature portrait fotosu. gozler ve gaga ayni renkde. pzo, arka plan, bakis acisi, focus, netlik, fotograf notu harika
eline saglik

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  • Aliza Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 3] (98)
  • [2006-08-11 10:47]

Harika bir poz vermis, basin durusu müthis.
Cok güzel, piril piril bir fotograf, tebrikler! Ellerinize saglik.

Hi friend,
composition, point of view, colours and light are great!
Take care Ana:)

Very good compo.
Nice work

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-25 14:04]

Hello Sebnem,
this is such a beautiful portrait. Excellent POV great colors and very nice set off a blurry BG. Excellent work on the xposure, with such great details in the black plumage. Very well done

Dear S.,
Another amazing register.
I often feel like Fav.(ing) all of them.
Such detail, such sharpness.
A great composition.
Best regards,

Hi Sebnem, wonderful portrait of this swan, perfect photo, great focus and splendid colors, ciao Silvio

Sebnem, the b/g in this photo gives the right balance needed on this portrait. Wel done. Tfs Jay

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