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Two Black/White Swans
Two Black/White Swans
nessnaj


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Even II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Artis Zoo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date: Apr 19, 2008
Aperture: F/4.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 21, 2008

Taken in Artis Zoo, Amsterdam

Postprocessing:
Levels
Curves
USM
Fully desaturated the Yellows, so no local editing applied
Slightly desaturated overall image
Image Size
USM
SfW

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 108
Avg (all users): 6.0542
Avg (commenters): 6.3750
Avg (participants): 6.0789
Avg (non-participants): 6.0485
Views since voting: 1057
Views during voting: 304
Votes: 203
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/29/2008 10:32:47 PM
I like this picture, good work, 6.
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04/29/2008 09:11:41 PM
the birds are a little blown out
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04/29/2008 08:26:43 PM
The edge of the pond and pathway/wall in the background detract from the image, in my opinion.
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04/29/2008 09:52:05 AM
i like the contrasts. it seems just a bit out of focus though
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04/28/2008 02:11:00 PM
Nice use of saturation. Unfortunatley the white backs look overblown. A good overall effort though.
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04/28/2008 12:50:14 PM
Nice! I like the B&W
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04/28/2008 09:26:24 AM
The water adds a great effect to the picture, and the swans are in perfect position. The focus even narrows down to the littlest twig on the ground. Nice job.
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04/27/2008 07:40:05 PM
The colors in this picture are very sharp, which help the swans stand out against the background.
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04/27/2008 12:28:44 PM
the overall sharpness of your image makes it stand out
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04/26/2008 12:13:36 AM
Very nice. Great fit for the challenge, and well composed. Wish there was just a tiny bit more highlight detail in the white feathers, but that's hard to do. You did get nice detail on the white part of the necks.
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04/25/2008 12:33:38 AM
I never knew there were swans like that before.

ah, it's from South America, Cygnus melancoryphus ... black necked swan. Good ol' wikipedia
04/24/2008 10:49:33 PM
The poses are nicely similar and the frames provided by the pond edge and wall add to the composition. Like the colors. A genuine evenly-matched pair.
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04/24/2008 11:56:23 AM
Wonderful! but I think it would've been better without that background! :/
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04/23/2008 10:50:02 PM
They stand out nicely but the only problem with photos of birds and animals in captivity you have to try extra hard to get a background that isnt dirty and screams captivity.6
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04/23/2008 10:24:18 PM
nice shot...I wonder if that background couldve been cleaned up alittle bit if that would have help the shot but other than that very nice
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04/23/2008 08:28:42 PM
like the red it stands out! 6
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04/23/2008 07:07:01 PM
nice
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04/23/2008 01:27:57 PM
the picture appears to be very flat and overexposed in the whites.
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