I managed to get off three single shots before the swan came alongside me, when I got a fourth, and another as it came to land a little way beyond. The fifth one has little or no merit and has already hit the bin but the other three – starting with this one, are worth sharing. In fact the middle one is not dissimilar from the full frame version of this one so I’ll put it in the workshop for tomorrow.
It really pays off to catch this early morning sun – this must have been around 6 – 6.30 a.m. and as you can see the mill pond like reflection had a nice intensity. If you remember this series started with the river at Mountsorrel, a village along the valley where I once lived. I recently caught another early morning opportunity there too. This return to more active photography is giving me a new lease of life!
Full frame in workshop again. What do people think of the oblique or vertical argument for the reflections?
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bantonbuju (51815) 2005-06-20 3:31
what am i to say kev? splendid work, although imho the previous one was more successful, mainly due to the background - clean, undisturbing, plain;
anyhow, this one i like too;
have a nice week, jerzy
skeelerik (763) 2005-06-20 3:40
A fine result for your early wake up. The reflections are very nice. So is the movement of the swan doing his morning exercises. I like the frame too. CU, Erik
arifhuque (491) 2005-06-20 3:46
Great capture. especially like the building's refelction here... makes it quite unusual (you'd expect to see something green)
orica77 (149) 2005-06-20 3:47
Great pic Kev.
I like the reflection which create the X sign. The only thing that bothers me a bit, is that it is not perfectly centered. If it was, it is definetally would have been the perfect photo.
Great work though, way to go!!!
hamster (104) 2005-06-20 4:35
Beautiful captured moment and the reflection.
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-06-20 5:15
Excellent shot with tight cropping,Kev!
Wonderful pose and reflection agian.
A great photo!
ninix (957) 2005-06-20 5:23
Thabks for the feedback on my cubes. Did you have a look at the other cubes too?
I had a quick look at some of your pictures. This one fo example. WOW very good.
Great professional work. I will certainly have a closer look at your work.
nerve (10231) 2005-06-20 5:24
This one is more graphic, more catchy because of this "X" stuff..lol. i quite like that hint of the brown colour here as a reflection.. But the other one speaks to me more somehow..
Still, i really like this one too.. (maybe its silly to compare, they are apparently different images..)
davido (1982) 2005-06-20 7:08
What a nice capture. i love these animals despite of their angryness. The compo is excellent.
cam (9043) 2005-06-20 7:30
Difficult to say something else when you look at so much beauty.
You were at the right place at the right time and make the most of it.
I can only guess the level of excitation you were when you downloaded these pictures on the computer.
bullabulla (3488) 2005-06-20 10:50
Superbe!! it is a post card
very well done great quality and the movment is just beautiful
mrbialy (2568) 2005-06-20 11:15
Helooo. This one is really beautiful. I'm impresive about colours and high quality. Sharpness is higher level. Cought moment is the best moment. This one is very good for postcard. good luck
eco (112) 2005-06-20 13:35
perfect, perfect, perfect
everlasting (15172) 2005-06-20 14:21
I thought the other days post was nice, but this takes the biscuit. Well done.
(and thanks for you nice comments)
jrzufferey (7305) 2005-06-20 18:22
Rien à redire,c'est superbe. Amicalement/jr
kclai (2267) 2005-06-21 3:39
Spectacular take-off. You got it perfectly onto a picture. Such sharpness and clarity and the reflections are the proof to it.
keribar (43841) 2005-06-21 13:26
This is an extraordinary shot, and I am sure that you have underexposed a little for a better exposure: Early morning pay off indeed and youı have succeeeded so well in catching the wings at their best.
Just arrived from Moscow, I let you know soon about what I did: I wish you a nice week - - Izzet
sandip (3492) 2005-06-21 13:59
WOW,you got the right time Kev,together with the reflection its really looks great.I liked the framming too here..
Paul57 (2217) 2005-06-21 20:02
Simply remarkable!! Almost perfect!!
smartins (1967) 2005-06-21 21:06
I've been away from critiques on TE that I've missed very good photos from you. I have to visit your galery with some time to see all your latest posts...
This one is just perfect! Wonderful moment that you captured and the reflection is very nice! I love it! TFS ;)
CliffW (2377) 2005-06-22 20:30
Shall I add on here what a good shot this is? I shall! And the reflections improve the shot here and give depth. I like the whole series though really.
alekpet (4663) 2005-07-01 9:38
Great picture, Kev.
You are my favorite and you keep doing the good stuff.
I love reflections and this is a great example of it.
rozy975 (3047) 2005-08-02 17:30
What a beautiful photo! Well done!
paolino (1024) 2005-10-01 9:57
Excellent catch, Kev, really a decisive moment. I got a glance at your workshop: this one is better in my opinion, because reflection of the other building is too dark.
- Copyright: Kev Ryan (KevRyan) (22956)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-06-00
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Reflections, Your Favourites, KR's Own Choices [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-06-20 3:27
- Favorites: 3 [view]