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Trumpeter Swan 2

Portrait of a Trumpeter Swan

14 total reviews 
Comment from Shadow catcher


A gorgeous photo of this trumpeter swan,excellent focus bringing out the details in it's beak as well as the textures in it's feathers,good capture of the catchlight in it's eye. It stands out well against the black background. A great entry for the contest,wish you all the best!

 Comment Written 24-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 24-Feb-2019
    Thank you for your good wishes and your comments. Much appreciated.
Comment from nikman


Quite a good entry into the competition posted here! Your fine and full portrait provides us with an enjoyable look at your lovely swan. Sharpness and exposure are good. Well done and good luck!

 Comment Written 24-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 24-Feb-2019
    Thank you for your wishes and comments.
Comment from suffolkbrian


Excellent portrait and a good one for the contest,the detail in the black beak and the white neck is really good,my only thing would to have left a tad of room in front of the beak,but other than that a good one...Brian

 Comment Written 23-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 23-Feb-2019
    Your correct about a lack of space on the left. I need to revisit t he original to see if I left any room or framed the bird too tightly. Valid point. Thank you for your honest review.
reply by suffolkbrian on 24-Feb-2019
    your welcome
reply by the author on 24-Feb-2019
    Thanks again.
Comment from GaliaG


excelelnt portrait of this beautiful bird

good focus and details on his neck

good eye contact and clarity

good luck with the contest and thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 23-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 23-Feb-2019
    Thank you for your kind wishes and comments.
Comment from shoogy


This is a beautiful headshot... Even though the beak is black as is the background... the beak stands out... Great clarity and depth of colour.. Well done

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 Comment Written 23-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 23-Feb-2019
    Thank you for your review.
Comment from Envision


The clarity is very nice showing a ton of detail and lovely texture in the bill and the feathers. I'm sure you'll get feedback about giving him breathing room on the left side, but I like the tight framing and the great light in his eye. I think these are the prettiest of the swans and your notes are interesting.

 Comment Written 22-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 23-Feb-2019
    I have had a review mention the lack of space on the left of the image. Valid point. I believe I may have framed to closely on the original image to add to the left. These magnificent birds are making a huge comeback in northwestern Ohio along Lake Erie and the remaining wetlands. When they are taking off they may be the loudest bird in nature. Something to see! Thanks for your review.
Comment from avmurray


I especially like the simplicity of this photo, and this is emphasized by the all black background. It makes the white bird stand out in an excellent way, and I also think the light is falling on the swan in such a lovely way.

Your focus was spot on and sharp, showing such clear and well defined details, and the high light in the bird's eye. I also think both the exposure and white balance is perfect.

The tight framing works well, but I do think it could have been a bit more negative space in front of the beak. Still this is a truly lovely and well taken photo with a very good DOF, and I wish you luck with the contest.

 Comment Written 22-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 23-Feb-2019
    I may have framed this bird too tight and did not allow for any "breathing room" Valid point. Thank for your comments. Much appreciated.
reply by avmurray on 24-Feb-2019
    You are more than welcome.
reply by the author on 24-Feb-2019
    Again, thanks.
Comment from Dick Lee Shia


A virtual 6 for extreme close up & utmost clarity!

EyeCATching image.
Nice capture of the rubbery duck bill.

Darkened backdrop lends an impressive contrast with the flat bill.

Good perspective & long depth of field...

Thanks for sharing...

 Comment Written 22-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2019
    Thank you so much for your comments. Much appreciated.
Comment from blujdrawings


Great expression here captured. The detail and lighting is good and you see the colour of feathers so well. Background helps to make the main compostion pop. Good job

 Comment Written 21-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2019
    As always, thank you for your comments.
Comment from Kelly Grant


This is a gorgeous photo! The detail that you were able to capture with this shot is stunning! Great job! Wishing you luck in the contest as well!

 Comment Written 21-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2019
    Thank you for your kind comments.