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Swan alone again

Swan alone again
Copyright ©2005, Fonzy -
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After a long time nursing 8 young swans she is alone again...

Photographer: Fonzy -
Folder: My Birds 2005
Uploaded: 27-Aug-2005 17:12 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure time: 1./80
Aperture: 8
Focal length: 54mm
Lens: ZD 14-54mm
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: external
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Cropped
Image resized to: 727x1024

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Swan alone again

Personally, I think the wild life always comes more natural without flash. Flash suppresses colors and adds unnecessary glares. And I believe it was already too dark for the fill-in. The water drops on the swan's neck makes it look more like a lady's evening dress, rather than a wild life. This comes from my personal observation, so do not take it as a criticism. You may have something else on your mind.
- Sergey

Sergey Green at 21:45 CEST on 27-Aug-2005 [Reply]


You are absolutely right Sergey
I did a little fill-in flash because it was going to be dark in a few minutes , the light however makes the waterdrops look like pearls what I liked in a way too.
I can see what you mean by unnecessary glares now.
I do not take it as a criticism, but as a positive remark.
How can we learn , if we not listen to critics, pos. or neg.
Thanks for the comment and time to view this picture.

Fonzy - at 22:19 CEST on 27-Aug-2005 [Reply]

Swan alone again

Devil! He just popped up again on my screen! :)

Sergey Green at 21:37 CET on 20-Feb-2006 [Reply]