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  Mini#31 Best of 2015
Entry 2 of 48
   
 
Swan Cygnet       ©2015 davev
Panasonic DMC-FZ1000       2nd place, 269 points
1/1250s, f5.6, ISO 400, 2160mm, Aperture Priority, Partial, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Lots. CS6, ACR - crop remove others ducks, highlights, shadows, remove some of the color, add white vignette, enhance red of mouth.       Extra Info: None
 
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RolandB
Jan 12, 2016
    What a way to start!!! Congratulations on an exceptional photo. It was my #1.

Lo
Jan 12, 2016
    Congratulations on your spectacular shot and double TF finish. Glad you've joined Panachallenge

SteveBee
Jan 12, 2016
    Congratulations -- spectacular job.

Mepo
Jan 11, 2016
    First of all, welcome to the site. What a way to enter - congratulations.
Beautiful shot, great finish.
Re the outtakes. An outtake forum will be opened in the next 24 hours for sure. Any member can open it and then you will be able to join in and hopefully, show us some of yours.

ysal
Jan 11, 2016
    Congrats! A dramatic shot!

out_of_focus
Jan 11, 2016
    1st in Main and 2nd in Open. if only we had another section!!

davev
Jan 11, 2016
    Thanks to all the folks that looked at, commented on, or voted for the swan. mrsawyer, where is the Outtake forum?

NEAT
Jan 11, 2016
    Congrats on 2nd place, a bird symphony, gorgeous... by the way thanks for that 10 on my entry much appreciated
Edited on Jan 12, 2016

mrsawyer
Jan 11, 2016
    Double wow! 1st in Main and 2nd in Open. Can't get much better than that! Bravo!
Very artistically done! Would love to see the original photo too in the Outtakes forum.

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KJW
Jan 11, 2016
    Beautiful capture, like the processing applied. Great action capture.

ysal
Jan 11, 2016
    Beautiful image, the feathers look lovely. The swan looks a little too brown, but I don't know how you would deal with a whiter bird against the white water...

A.N.Other
Jan 11, 2016
    Cracking photo. I think I would have preferred it if the swan was a touch darker to stand out better from the background. Well in my favourites. GL.

Mepo
Jan 11, 2016
    What a beautiful delicate shot of this bird in an ideal pose. Great capture and the pp makes it extra special.

Lo
Jan 11, 2016
    Wasn't crazy about the lightened colour at first, but the more I looked at it, the more it seemed to add an ethereal sense to an already amazing photo. Beautifully done.

jomari
Jan 11, 2016
    Lovely capture of the pose. I like the soft colours and the vignette complements it well.

Amberbug
Jan 10, 2016
    Beautiful picture & PP

wrosenthal
Jan 10, 2016
    The best of the bird shots in both Main and Open. But more than that, you have achieved a lot in one shot; great movement, expression, drama, subtle color, contrast and tone. Nicely done!

Old Finn
Jan 10, 2016
    Good work. Good sharpness and composition. In my TT

dk
Jan 10, 2016
    how elegant is that! I'd prefer without the enhanced red...bit too much there?

BarbroS
Jan 10, 2016
    Beautifully achieved high key image, very graceful composition. High on my list.

kingderry
Jan 9, 2016
    this is an amazing photo, you must be pleased!

forkcandles
Jan 9, 2016
    the shape has been caught very well here showing the power of the wings at the early stages . flexing wings prior to flying lessons from dad

leanneqld
Jan 9, 2016
    I love the artistic concept and removing some of the colour really worked.

Jade O.
Jan 9, 2016
    This one popped in and out of my top ten more times that this swan flapped it's wings. It is a wonderful shot and the PP work has rendered it with a fine art style. I just think in the end, I would have liked it to appear less as a drawing and more as a photograph. It is purely a matter of taste and speculation as this is still finely done.

Anthony Comyn
Jan 8, 2016
    A lot of mood here and the white vignette adds to this high key image! Well done!

RolandB
Jan 7, 2016
    This is stunning!!!!
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