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Randy Stout

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Snow Swan
« on: March 21, 2017, 01:11:08 »
This trumpeter was doing low passes on a brilliant sunny morning.  The lighting would have been a real challenge, except the close proximity to natures best fill reflector, a snow covered lake!  I thought the light made him almost glow.

D4 600VR  f/8  1/4000s  ISO 800 

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David Paterson

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Re: Snow Swan
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 01:13:55 »
Poetry.

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Re: Snow Swan
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 01:21:23 »
lovely shot, Randy. 

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Re: Snow Swan
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 01:35:09 »
This is simply a rare and excellent capture.  The shadow of the bird on the snow...
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Řivind Třien

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Re: Snow Swan
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 04:27:58 »

Very elegant, beautiful lines.
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Kim Pilegaard

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Re: Snow Swan
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 07:45:20 »
Great shot! Love the soft light!
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Peter Forsell

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Re: Snow Swan
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 11:17:50 »
Lovely shot.

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Re: Snow Swan
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 11:55:58 »
Very nice capture and perfectly framed/positioned.
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Anthony

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Re: Snow Swan
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2017, 20:31:10 »
Beautiful!
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Re: Snow Swan
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2017, 21:00:48 »
Awesome!!!

Did the swans wingtip touch the snow or are those marks in the snow just coincidental?
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Jan Anne Offereins

Randy Stout

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Re: Snow Swan
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2017, 21:14:02 »
Awesome!!!

Did the swans wingtip touch the snow or are those marks in the snow just coincidental?

Jan:  Yes, they often drag a wingtip in a turn, esp on open ice.  Sometimes if you are really lucky and the light is just right, you can see a little plume of snow kicked up. 

Thanks everyone for your kind comments.  This shot reminds me, that sometimes, simple is best!

Cheers

Randy