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Llandrindod, Wales. Frozen lake and this fella.
Olympus Digital 40-150mm
Not sure who he was looking at but he posed was cracking. shot at 104mm
Crop, Sharpen, White balance
Mar 27, 2013
720 x 900 pixels
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[Mar 27, 2013 at 10:03 PM]
Pin sharp, not easy to get a good shot of them as they never seem to stop moving, I've got plenty of blurred ones to prove it.
Perhaps picky but do you think it may be worth trying to tone down the dark areas at the base of the neck though Mark ? But well seen and taken though.
[Mar 28, 2013 at 09:57 AM]
Nothing at all wrong with the shot it is well composed.
Being picky I am not over fond of the cyan cast displayed. The swan's neck would look better if white against a coloured BG.
[Mar 28, 2013 at 04:02 PM]
agree with the above comments and observations - like the water droplets on the head - thanks for sharing Mark
[Mar 28, 2013 at 07:30 PM]
A great capture Mark. sharp and whites nicely controlled, very well done indeed.
[Mar 28, 2013 at 08:13 PM]
Very pleased with all your comments. The advice of members give a variety of ideas to try and improve on your shots. Not being part of such an active group before i'm finding it very helpful. I hope as I improve I can give as much back to the group as I've got out.
[Mar 28, 2013 at 08:31 PM]
A great portrait capture of this fine swan & love the water droplets on his head. Well taken.
[Mar 29, 2013 at 06:39 AM]
The guys have said it all Mark, a great capture with eye-to eye contact a lovely little catchlight in the eye. Luv it!
[Mar 30, 2013 at 06:56 PM]
Plenty of lovely detail in this and, as always , the water droplets help this a lot. I'd have a go at removing the cyan cast as I think it would make more of the swan's natural colouring. I'm sure she's too young to be part of the "blue rinse" mob
[Mar 31, 2013 at 07:19 PM]
Agree with above. The blue rinse effect does detract slightly from a really excellent photo. I've just experimented with Photodirector 4 and by using People, white skin in their pre-set mode I got rid of the 'blue-rinse' look.
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