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Black swan


Black swan
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Copyright: Joni Vachon (jvachon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 521 W: 53 N: 800] (3856)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04
Categories: Nature
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): The beauty of Swans [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-23 7:47
Viewed: 1670
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
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I was at a conference in Napa Valley, California.(a great place to visit,by the way. Lots of wine making and ballooning).Anyway,the conference was a long 2 day affair. The hotel had a lovely pond with an assortment of ducks and swans paddling around.I have always loved black swans, and used to go out and visit with this boyo on my breaks. This shot must have been taken at the noon break as the sun is on his back.

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adjusted curves
adjusted saturation
sharpen
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Framing-- after I posted this I am thinking the grey of the matt is too dark. Ah well, on another day I will get it right....C'est la vie.

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Looks like a little dragon with the tail feathers creating a ridge on his head :-).
beautiful sharpness and details.
TFS
Pierre

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-06-23 9:54]
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Bonjour Joni,
I like much this splendid photo! You balanced so well your composition. Excellent use of light making bright colors with a effective rendered of the gleams. Sharp details on the plumage and little flowers. This is a very nice image! However, I would make a white frame, but it is just my personal taste!
Bravo! Annie

Amazing
Great colors
Good capture
Thanks
Burak28

Hi Joni
Where did You find this marvelous swan. I never seen before blask swan. Excellent picture and reflection.
B est wishes
Melany

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-06-24 5:49]

Hello Joni, good pov on this one, well composed, good exposure ob the dark duck and a beautiful image, well done, thanks!

Mario

Hi Joni, splendid composition with fascinating black swan, wonderful reflections and fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Joni. I have a few shots of black swan but none came close to this. I like the light and shadow with beautiful foreground flowers. Clear water and excellently exposed plumage. Well done and best regards. Jusni

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  • bigil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 283 W: 38 N: 75] (2536)
  • [2008-06-25 13:51]
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Bravo Joni, j`aime vraiment cette image. Elle est très jolie. Gilles

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-06-27 7:51]

Hi Joni,
I like the subtle colours in the b/g which compliment the swan well. Nice POV and sharp details too.
Regards,
Subashini

Hi Joni
Nice capture
Good color and POV. Good light and effects on the water:
Regards
al

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2008-07-04 7:31]

Hello Joni
The delicate herbs at foreground and the blue ripples add an undeniable charm to the scenery. The swan is located on a sweet spot in accordance with a fine composition.
An excellent control of light on dark plumage and fine expression of bird.
Best regards.
Robert

Hi Joni,
Amazing blues and texture of the water! The lovely swan is occupying a perfect spot here. Marvellous sharpness.
TFS
Regards,
Lurdes

Beautifl photo painting.

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