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this guy was not happy with my presence.


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03/12/04 2:13 AM GMT
He does look a little grumpy. Nice one.
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03/12/04 2:28 AM GMT
This is a marvelous shot...and grumpy or not, he's a beauty! Thanks for sharing this, it's another for my swan collection. 10/10 and into my Favorites
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Mary, the Caedes-addicted-BarGnat
03/12/04 4:14 AM GMT
Great contrasts going on in this image..the light head, the dark neck against the white body, framed by the dark water... best picture of a swan posted here yet! :c)
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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from an artist is to make him ruin his work. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1832)
03/12/04 5:04 AM GMT
often bird photos are a dime a dozen, but this one really caught my eye. like piner said, the contrast not just on the bird itself but with the dark water, is great. great angle, NICE quality... and i love the drop off water under his beak. excellent.
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03/12/04 5:43 AM GMT
thanks for the posts everyone, much appreciated....
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03/12/04 5:52 AM GMT
Great shot. :) They seldom are all that happy about being disturbed... But they sure are beautiful.
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03/12/04 6:17 AM GMT
Striking image. Agree with others.
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03/12/04 7:32 AM GMT
10/10, and in fav :)
great quality, great shot!
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Nobody's Perfect, And I'm nobody :p
03/12/04 10:29 AM GMT
Simply perfect. Congratulations.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them thats important. Ruth Ross
03/12/04 12:15 AM GMT
Beautiful 'birds' picture, Ryan. Congrats! :-)
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
03/12/04 12:41 AM GMT
Very great photography,agree with Pierre.
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carpe diem.
03/12/04 12:49 AM GMT
Beautiful contrast between the bird and the water, and excellent use of depth of focus make this a great shot. Very nice indeed :-)
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03/12/04 1:28 PM GMT
haha seems like nobody can resist downloading this image the moment they see it full sized. =P beautiful creation. *cheers~
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sometimes i feel there's so much beauty in the world, i feel i can't take it in. <<american beauty>>
03/12/04 1:48 PM GMT
Wow. If you look at it with enough resolution, you can see the sunlight beginning to gleam on the Swan's head. It's a golden color... very cool indeed.

Great picture!
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03/12/04 2:36 PM GMT
Excellent shot! :-)
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Ars longaaaaa, vita brevis... Nicky
03/12/04 4:02 PM GMT
a great shot! very clear and professionnal looking! not to much my thing but this is an outstanding piece!^^

PS: lol, look at your c-index: 104:100 !!^^
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03/12/04 8:58 PM GMT
how is possible lol very nice shot
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You only live once take it to the extreme -_- ^(_)^ Shiznet ^(_)^
03/12/04 9:12 PM GMT
Wow, that's an excellent shot! 10/10 and in my favorited : )
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A day without chocolate is a day wasted
03/12/04 9:32 PM GMT
OMG it's got 104:100!!! that must be the highest c-index achieved!!!
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what did the traffic light say to the car? Hey don't look, i'm changing!
03/12/04 10:50 PM GMT
nice pic but i thought the highest c index was 100?
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03/12/04 11:13 PM GMT
all the positive feedback is certainly overwhelming, thanks for the posts everyone. by the way this was taken seconds before he chased me away and i almost fell into the pond.
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03/13/04 2:48 AM GMT
wow lol thats a great shot whoa! 104 index... sheesh! fabulous take love the depth
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And on the street by chance two seperate glances meet and I am you and what you see is me
03/13/04 4:34 AM GMT
wow. 104. your a caedes god.
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moment of silence please for those who never get the chance they show up to the party but they're never asked to dance the losers the liars the bastards the thieves the cynicists, the pessimists and those that don't believe in nothing -streetlight manifesto
03/13/04 4:42 AM GMT
lol thanks guys, although i dont really understand the 104 but i'll take it until the error is revealed. (turns out that the run in with the killer swan was worth it after all.)
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03/16/04 8:44 PM GMT
excellent shot! very, very, very nice :)
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When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries of life disappear and life stands explained. --Mark Twain
03/16/04 11:13 PM GMT
thanks alot myst.
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03/17/04 10:07 PM GMT
Great pic.
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Look around and catch it !
03/21/04 2:24 PM GMT
Well captured. This is a great shot.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
03/21/04 3:52 PM GMT
thanks for the nice comments guys.
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03/05/05 11:28 AM GMT
Fabulous shot...swans are so beautifully elegant to look at, and yours is no exception, though I agree with kileychristine, he does look a little grumpy :P
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06/18/11 6:27 PM GMT
2004? Digital cameras have come a long way in the past 7 years, from a couple megapixel to over 20, with loads of added capabilities and great software to make the photos even better. But this is rather amazing. Most photos I see from 04, or even later, aren't this good. The contrast, lighting, focus, comp are all excellent, better than many submitted now in 2011. What really surprises me is that it received an 80. Considering that it was more common to get high scores then, as opposed to now, it really should be in the 90's. This also is testament to the sheer volume of images on this site. I've been a member, off and on, since the spring of 2006 and I've never seen this one before. If your photos were this good back then, I'm going to have to check out your gallery to see what you're doing now.
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