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Along the shores of Avalon
Along the shores of Avalon
Rmac


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom
Location: Southern Missouri
Date: Oct 10, 2008
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 344 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.8768
Avg (commenters): 6.8545
Avg (participants): 5.8575
Avg (non-participants): 5.9861
Views since voting: 685
Views during voting: 645
Votes: 479
Comments: 59
Favorites: 3 (view)


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03/18/2009 09:34:24 AM
It was yours! Very cool shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:20:22 PM
Great exposure to capture details on the bird and the surroundings. One of my high score. Good Luck.
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03/17/2009 07:11:15 PM
serene
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03/17/2009 07:09:50 PM
Great coloring, creates a nice mood.
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03/17/2009 02:04:40 PM
ohhhh, now this will be in the top of this challenge!! Excellent balance of colors, you didn't over do anything...wow
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03/17/2009 11:24:23 AM
Very graceful, the red and the white work so well together.
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03/17/2009 10:10:25 AM
Superb swan image. Lovely. 7
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03/17/2009 08:21:44 AM
Don't be surprised to receive a 10 from me, your photo is not one more photo with a swan, it's very elegant and delicate, the orange-red tones give an excellent contrast to the white feathers.
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03/16/2009 09:09:50 PM
Superb shot.
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03/16/2009 06:27:26 PM
Wonderful composition.

Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 05:42:39 PM
Cool reflection, and nice colours.
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03/16/2009 12:02:31 PM
well ... a bit dark for my taste, just four sorry ;D
brano
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03/16/2009 05:40:38 AM
Love the background.Might be turned out even better with calm water & slight underexposed white areas.
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03/16/2009 03:27:16 AM
nice image
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03/15/2009 10:50:10 PM
The surreal colors are a wonderful reflection of this classic shot. This piece exudes calm, zen, beauty, and an eye for photography that is seldom seen.
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03/15/2009 10:43:19 PM
Wow, this is one of the best I've seen. Very impressive.
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03/15/2009 10:40:13 PM
Nice shot. Would have cropped a little tighter on the left to accentuate the great background.
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03/15/2009 10:28:08 PM
Beautiful swan and great color for the background.
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03/15/2009 09:01:23 PM
This is eye catching with the bright color in the back ground. Very nice.
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03/15/2009 04:21:14 PM
I wish this were a little wider.
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03/15/2009 01:53:17 PM
Swans do make a nice shot don't they. Good background colors too.
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03/15/2009 12:37:59 PM
Beautiful and graceful. Love the color and texture of the red plants in the background.
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03/15/2009 09:59:25 AM
I like the colors of the background
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03/15/2009 04:34:39 AM
Wonderful colours and contrasts. I love this.
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03/15/2009 01:06:59 AM
Beautiful view with the reflection and the red colors.
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03/14/2009 11:07:17 PM
Beautiful swan - especially against the red bush background.
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03/14/2009 10:56:24 PM
Lovely reflections and colour in that tree.
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03/14/2009 08:21:34 PM
wish there was a better reflection, 6
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03/14/2009 05:51:16 PM
Beautiful colors.
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03/14/2009 05:20:32 PM
Very rich colors. Love the reflection and the stark white against the russet reeds
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03/14/2009 11:24:43 AM
Serene. Graceful. Colorful. Great capture.
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03/14/2009 11:20:40 AM
Wow, the plant in the BG really compliments the subject.
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03/14/2009 11:20:06 AM
nice contrast of elements and colors
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03/14/2009 06:35:07 AM
nice composition, good use of the plants in the background
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03/13/2009 11:08:41 PM
This is definitely "WOW". The colors are amazing. I like the swan's profile, beautiful. Great photograph.
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03/13/2009 07:32:31 PM
Great reflection and lovely colour backdrop
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03/13/2009 07:17:21 PM
Voted earlier coming back to vote now. Gorgeous colors in this composition. Swans always tend to add an elegant or regal touch to picture and this is no exception. Love the backdrop for the wavy shapes, slightly soft focus and red hues of the foliage take on aspects of strokes of a paintbrush. It gives this composition a painterly feel. And the crisp white hues of the swan really pops of the reds and the reflected reds in the rippling water. I have one critique (Oh man, why does she have to be so darn picky right;-) ) I think that the visual impact and appeal would be even stronger had you taken this at a lower angle (if you could) shooting slightly up and waited til it got to those 'trunks' seen just to the right of the beak. The reason is the you would then get a solid uninterrupted wall of just the wavy red foliage to act as a full curtain backdrop for the swan to visually pop off of.
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03/13/2009 03:45:07 PM
very pretty
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03/13/2009 01:38:56 PM
Love the reflections.
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03/13/2009 01:30:40 PM
Lovely! Beautiful contrast of the swan against the deep red foliage. 8
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03/13/2009 11:44:13 AM
Pretty. I love the filter (paint) effect.
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03/13/2009 10:17:01 AM
i like the colors and the contrast between subject and background. the reflection is nice, but maybe it would work better with a tighter crop on the swan? the right is somewhat dark and too heavy.
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03/13/2009 09:08:38 AM
Lovely shot, great composition
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03/12/2009 10:41:04 PM
Nice shot. I like the red plants behind and am wishing they would pop more, just my opinion though!
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03/12/2009 04:06:34 PM
So beautiful!
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03/12/2009 02:57:18 PM
Love the colors and the reflection.
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03/12/2009 12:44:57 PM
Well titled... simple elegance 7
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03/12/2009 08:53:48 AM
Pretty colors and beautiful subject. Love the red tree in the back to.
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03/12/2009 12:33:32 AM
nice swan but the background makes it.
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03/11/2009 11:28:01 PM
beautiful bird. excellent background. this somehow reminds me of my entry, it has that same glow to it. amazing photo-8
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03/11/2009 10:02:35 PM
like the red color luminance ... like the reflection ... like the white levels .. excellent rule of thirds ... good luck
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03/11/2009 07:39:24 PM
exelent contrast
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03/11/2009 02:24:53 PM
Beautiful and elegant. Unexpected reds and oranges. :~)
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03/11/2009 01:02:34 PM
beautiful, nice reflection, peaceful looking image and the red / orange in the background makes this different than others like this, in a good way
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03/11/2009 09:53:58 AM
nice reflection, great composition, nice picture
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03/11/2009 09:07:59 AM
Lovely red bush.
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03/11/2009 06:52:15 AM
What a striking plant! It looks like it's on fire. Lovely.
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03/11/2009 01:59:53 AM
I love the reflection and whatever the red is; leaves? Good shot.
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03/11/2009 12:55:41 AM
The bush in the background is so interesting. Great contrast between the background and the swan.
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