Swan Love

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  • Odge 8y

    Such an ace moment well done.
  • Georgette 8y

    I don't think you could have planned this any better if you tried! Perfect!
  • Sir Cam 8y

    Perfect timing! Well caught.
  • paul (england) 8y

    Great shot - but it woud have been even greater if
    you'd got the whole of their reflections in, maybe?
  • 𐂀 jgraham 8y

    Indeed, at least the following four technical improvements would have made it better:

    Full reflections
    Lower exposure (the swan on the left is slightly overexposed)
    Lower ISO
    Wider aperture/smaller depth of field
  • paul (england) 8y

    Weird - and frustrating - how we don't notice reflections till we see the shot on the monitor. (Shadows is the other one - guess our brain filters them out because it's smart enough to know there's nothing there - so we have to try to be "stupid" again ... )

    Swans are hard to expose - like light-coloured flowers. Safer to underexpose (which you can correct later) than expose "correctly" and risk blowing out the light bits (which there's no way you can correct).

    Nice to know other people make just the same mistakes as me (except the ISO, as I'm still shooting negs!).
  • David Britton 8y

    Great image... don't let being too caught up in technicalities take away from capturing the moment which is a key photography skill/with a bit of luck!
  • 𐂀 jgraham 8y

    Heh. Thanks David :) Iwas indeed concentrating on capturing a nice moment rather than worrying about the technicalities (or even perfect composition) too much. Hopefully as one's skills improve one can manage both simultaneously :)
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