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It's a struggle

Mute swan struggling to achieve lift off.

10 total reviews 
Comment from Envision


This looks great in black and white! I really like all the splashing and how well the water droplets stand out. This is a good angle. The swan has a good amount of detail too.

 Comment Written 02-Jul-2018


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Comment from Silvia Labbate


I love this photograph! This picture has great motion, great presentation and depth! This makes the viewer almost want to see the video of this. You can feel a story to it! It has a landing and taking off motion which is awesome! Good luck on the contest!!

 Comment Written 01-Jul-2018


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Comment from GaliaG


Ok, maybe I will be able to take off

excellent capture of the water splash created by the bird motion

good luck with the contest and thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 30-Jun-2018


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Comment from supergold


A great entry to the take off and landing contest: a serious potential winner;
outstanding stop action of this mute swan strugling to take off with the wake of droplets;

 Comment Written 29-Jun-2018


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Comment from alaskapat


It's a great action freeze! I love the way the water shows this Swans motion as it takes off ! Well focused, clear image, shows the motion! Good Black and White , nice tonal variations! Well presented ! Best to you in the contest!

 Comment Written 29-Jun-2018


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Comment from Susan F. M. T.


A beautiful stop action picture of the Mute Swan struggling to get airborne from the water while creating a trail of spray in it's wake which your fast exposure has frozen. Beautiful composition framing & lighting taken with superb camera techniques & sharp focus. Good luck in the contest
Susan

 Comment Written 29-Jun-2018


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Comment from PeglegDeb


Perfect title as it really does show it's not easy getting that body out of the water and into the air.

Great image! Wow but you timed it beautifully. Love the wings so completely spread for the struggle...lol and all the droplets of water. Spot on perfect entrant for this contest. Best of luck!

Deborah

 Comment Written 29-Jun-2018


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reply by PeglegDeb on 29-Jun-2018
    Very welcome....just figured out whose piece this was by your 'thanks' lol Good Luck!
Comment from nikman


Looks like a grand entry into the contest posted here! Your fine off-centre composition does a good job of capturing the action. Exposure and sharpness are good. Well done and good luck!

 Comment Written 29-Jun-2018


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Comment from karen zima


What a great entry for the contest. And, the title matches perfectly as it looks like the bird is heavy and takeoffs are a struggle for him. Love the details in the splash that he is making. He is nicely framed. Great takeoff. Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 29-Jun-2018


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Comment from suzannethompson2


Very good entry for the contest - he does seem to be having a job getting lift off! Lovely capture of the Mute Swan taking off - love all the water spray he's causing. The use of black and white emphasizes the contrast. Very good lighting and focus. Good luck in the contest. Suzanne

 Comment Written 29-Jun-2018


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