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Swan Song

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 10 June 2009 in Plant & Nature.

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/40 second F/4.0 ISO 80 43 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I hope she can sing under water! ;) Lovely texture and reflections in the water!

10 Jun 2009 5:02am

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, what a nice shot, wonderful colors

10 Jun 2009 5:32am

Veronica from Bucharest, Romania

i like the shinny water

10 Jun 2009 6:05am

Standley from Carquefou, France

What a wonderful composition. I love the rippled reflections!

10 Jun 2009 7:03am

k@ from Paris, France

"I'm sinking in the rain" ? :) I like the red reflection - what is it ?

10 Jun 2009 7:21am

@k@: you can see that reflection on this shot better - Thanks K :)

amirreza from tehran, Iran

under water Cry
nice hnting

10 Jun 2009 7:32am

Bertrand from Paris, France

Wonderful colours (i feel the automn) and great reflection in the water.

10 Jun 2009 9:44am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

What tranquillity

10 Jun 2009 10:25am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Good combination. There is an animal figure, together with a still piece of wood in diagonal, but moreover the iclusion of the red spot above. Good job!

10 Jun 2009 10:31am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

What beautiful reflections ,colors and sun, trunc and swan, a great composition !

10 Jun 2009 11:06am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

The calm quietness in this shot is clearly eveident. I love the reflections. Beautiful.

10 Jun 2009 11:28am

Lynn from United States

Beautifully composed shot!!! The reflection is's so peaceful...I wish I was sitting on the edge of the water watching this lovely scene. The splash of red adds so much interest...BRAVO :))

10 Jun 2009 11:47am

rian from mobile, United States

beautiful reflections and colors here.. you captured him with an odd pose too.. :D nice shot!

10 Jun 2009 11:57am

Ravi from Bangalore, India

beautifully done. great timing and the angle is superb. well done

10 Jun 2009 12:03pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Nice timing! Gorgeous picture!

10 Jun 2009 12:32pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully framed and composed shot! The variegated surface of the pond's reflections makes for a wonderful effect. Well done! ;-)

10 Jun 2009 1:07pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Great reflections! I like the red area and wonder if it is a flowering bush...

10 Jun 2009 4:03pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Yes, the reflections are everything on this photo but for me the timing with the bird is awesome!

10 Jun 2009 4:16pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

cool reflections and colors!

10 Jun 2009 4:20pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Superb shot with such excellent details of the water and the the duck is just caught in a completely different way.

10 Jun 2009 4:56pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Beautiful reflections!

10 Jun 2009 5:13pm

motie from France

glou..glou..he sings "yellow submarine"! beautiful reflections and composition!

10 Jun 2009 5:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Love those colors and reflections.

10 Jun 2009 5:25pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

So nice scenary, love the warm tones

10 Jun 2009 6:23pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

very nice composition with the trunk like a primitive animal and the swan very white and handsome

10 Jun 2009 7:06pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An interesting moment in which you capture the goose's head under water. The ripples of the water provide some interesting reflections of warm colors.

10 Jun 2009 7:45pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very right trunk, and curves for the swan : a nice composition

10 Jun 2009 7:57pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Tai yuan, China

This picture has a vivid color which makes me think of MY powershot sx1 IS bought last December, and this lake at the same time makes me think of the lake where my new powershot sx1 IS fell into the day before yesterday and now it's useless...555555555, @%#^!*&^(*<...
Anyway, Congratulations on ur powershot sx100 and ur great shot each time! ! !

10 Jun 2009 8:32pm

peter from new york, United States

a beautifully composed shot! i love how all the elements are partially under water : )

10 Jun 2009 9:37pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Absolutely stunning.

10 Jun 2009 10:21pm

ZoomLNZ from Los Angeles Area, United States

Very tranquil. I really like that patch of red in the background.

10 Jun 2009 10:48pm

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

nice reflection.

11 Jun 2009 2:43am

Mike Paulison from United States

Great! Gorgeous colors. Swans look cool when they eat like that.

11 Jun 2009 4:01am

Ken from United States

Funny and clever title. Are you sure it isn't an ostrich?

11 Jun 2009 4:26am

Claude B from France

très belle photo, je vois souvent les cygnes dans cette position. ici nous en avons aussi et les petits sont nés.
bonne journée

11 Jun 2009 4:45am

Bill Jennings from (Bay Area Northern Calif), United States

I too like the red reflections: you have a gift for waterscapes with reflections: well done.

11 Jun 2009 6:30am

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

11 Jun 2009 8:40am

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Really beautifully done - the tones from the actual subjects and then from their reflections are awesome.

11 Jun 2009 12:44pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

amazing color -- very painterly!! a wonderful photo!

12 Jun 2009 4:06am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/40 second
ISO 80
43 mm