Link Posted 29/06/2010 - 08:30

There was only one word that summed up this shot for me, Bliss taken with the Tam 70/300 on the Pentax k 100 D.


Link Posted 29/06/2010 - 08:54
Now there's a shot with a title that made me laugh

I like it - subtle colours , nice reflection, a teeny bit of movement in the water .

Well spotted
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs


Link Posted 29/06/2010 - 18:18
Well seen, better than the average swan shot. I like the soft, warm light too. Good lens, isn't it?
Best wishes,


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Robert Adams
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Link Posted 29/06/2010 - 20:30
I agree with Techno and Andrew... I tend to take a lot of shots of birds on the water, with varying levels of success. I think here you have captured a somewhat different view to the average 'portrait'-type shot, and the light is appealing - looks as if the swan is caught in a ray of light. the darkening in the corners helps with this as well (although maybe the black in the top right is slightly heavy (or maybe I am just being picky ).

I went on a couple of photo op days with the wildlife photographer Chris Weston and he has a maxim along the lines of... if the only title you can think to ascribe to a picture is the name of the animal, then maybe try to find a different angle... hopefully you get the drift - anyway I think you would pass that 'test' with this picture - very pleasing overall to my mind.


Mat W
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Link Posted 29/06/2010 - 22:18
Thanks guys for the feed back just got lucky realy and had the right lens on the day.


Link Posted 02/07/2010 - 11:18
Well caught Phil! Methinks you've created your own luck, with planning & preparation.
Last Edited by i-Berg on 02/07/2010 - 11:19
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