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Copyright: toru kona (kona) Gold Star Critiquer [C: 55 W: 0 N: 1] (1274)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-19
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D2Hs, nikon 400mm 2.8 af
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): trekks' favorites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-25 22:21
Viewed: 2270
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 34
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  • kapil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 45 N: 68] (502)
  • [2006-04-25 22:41]

Toru san,
Very nice shot !!! very rare times you can get such shots.

Hello Toru,

Wow, this is a truly beautiful photograph. Excellent natural back lighting and superb shallow DoF. Exceptionally well done to have captured both birds in near identical flight positions. Congratulation.

Kindest regards

Wonderful composition in one instant...well done.Regards.Rafael

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  • tsumeb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 54 N: 279] (2204)
  • [2006-04-25 23:03]

Beautiful capture . . . excellent exposure . . . perfect shutter speed. Stunning

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-04-25 23:46]

Swan Ballet in the Air.
Beautiful formation so wonderfully captured, thank you...

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-04-25 23:50]

Hi Toru,
This is superb. Nothing elase to say.

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  • Dee Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 1 N: 7] (435)
  • [2006-04-26 0:10]

Fantastic composition!

You've captured the moment perfectly here.
Good detail and use of light.


I like this artistic shot. I like how they are backlighted. The white on dark Background is very appealing. the 2.8 opening has focused more on the swan at the back which is good, but I would have preferred the focus on the one in front. It is still a great shot! thanks for sharing.

Hi Toru, exclent shot of this fliing duet. Good POV and verycleare photo.

It's beautifull!!! well coposed as for such hard circumstances (they are moving!)Beautifull light.Perfect.

At first, I thought the second bird was cloned, but I was wrong. That day was a very lucky day for you ! It's an amazing shot.

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-04-26 18:31]

Great shot! What a nice duo! They look like ballet dancers! Nice sharp picture! Very well done! Bravo! Michel

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-04-28 0:13]
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Hello Toru,
Here is a quite elegant couple. Their movement is in perfect harmony and the light accompanies them with much softness. A true poem for the eyes! Very nicely done! Annie

Hello Toru, you have many nice images, but this is easily one of your best. Everything works well here, simply superb! TFS, Sam

Hi Toru,
This is such an amazing shot. What wonderful timing..... The sun is just perfect. I love it....

Great shot. Everyone else has said it all. Well done.

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  • karl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 163 W: 66 N: 62] (986)
  • [2008-10-27 10:13]

really superb scene, framing, colours and lighting

  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-03-19 16:39]

Hi Toru,

excellent timing, great work, wonderful lighting.
Congratulations and TFS

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