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Swans Mate for Life

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/320 second F/3.5 ISO 80 11 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

PATRICK from miramas, France


24 Sep 2012 5:51am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

The rotation gives a magnificent and unreal effect. Phil

24 Sep 2012 5:59am

@Phil: maybe rotation of my camera while shooting :) thx Phil !

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the water formations and the framing

24 Sep 2012 6:02am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very nice this monochrome Mariana, wonderful and elegant presentation, as always...!

24 Sep 2012 6:15am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful composition, I love the way you have used the angle

24 Sep 2012 6:38am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Very much a feeling of togetherness, wonderful in mono and the angle is superb

24 Sep 2012 6:44am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

I'm not fond of crooked framing but I like this one because of the angles you exploited. And the ink water matches so well with the pure white swans.

24 Sep 2012 6:51am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Excellent framing, which makes sense, for the reason Veronique exposes.
I love the black water, too.

24 Sep 2012 6:55am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

beautiful bw

24 Sep 2012 7:25am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Really beautiful!!! Faithful swans!

24 Sep 2012 7:46am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

I like when you tilt your head and your machine makes things different, these impossible angles, is fantastic.

24 Sep 2012 7:57am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Ils ne sont pas comme nous :) Une noirceur magnifique et une superbe diagonale. Great composition. Belle journée Mariana.

24 Sep 2012 8:06am

Photo Attraction from Porto, Portugal

Nice and strong black and white!

24 Sep 2012 8:14am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Like they're crossing a waterfall ...........
Wonderful b&w!!

24 Sep 2012 8:33am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very artistic!

24 Sep 2012 8:55am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful liquid tones and I like the tilt to your shot.

24 Sep 2012 9:01am

Babzy from Besançon, France

great B&W shot !

24 Sep 2012 9:05am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Gute Perspektive und gut in SW.

24 Sep 2012 10:12am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Interesting angle, great shot

24 Sep 2012 10:43am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

dynamically done. reinforces the title. You have to wonder why though, Where is the evolutionary advantage?

24 Sep 2012 10:49am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & so beautiful!

24 Sep 2012 12:06pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great composition !

24 Sep 2012 12:20pm

yalda from Iran

Very artistic!
great B&W
Your photos are often unique

24 Sep 2012 12:21pm

@yalda: i am unique too :) thanks !

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like the instability caused by the tilt.

24 Sep 2012 12:48pm

@Hiro: instability caused by tilt ? I am confused . All is in angle and this rather abstract pattern on a water ! anyway - thanks :)

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Interesting as a vertical with large abstract brushstrokes. best…jf

24 Sep 2012 1:28pm

@ordinaryimages: exactly what I feel about this image and reason why I love it .

aaanouel from Costa Rica

Incredibly dynamic and great composition.

24 Sep 2012 2:20pm

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Unusual tilt.. but result is gr8 :)

24 Sep 2012 2:39pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful contrast image with a fine vertical presentation.

24 Sep 2012 3:23pm

franz from Baden, Austria

the patterns and structures and tones of the water are superb, m., and the two "true" swans form a nice tonal and visual contrast!

24 Sep 2012 3:24pm

Baldwin from Bejuma, Venezuela

The rippled water surface and reflection are absolutely spectacular. Fabulous monochrome ... the contrasts and the angle are really great !!! I like how that lovely pair stands out ...

24 Sep 2012 3:28pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Lovely image. nice in B/W.

24 Sep 2012 3:33pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Superb so poetic !

24 Sep 2012 4:02pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Excellent, great shot.

24 Sep 2012 4:34pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

I love the angle Mariana and yes indeed they are a couple for life.....not all people can say the same....

24 Sep 2012 4:57pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Superb mono processed and presented nicely!

24 Sep 2012 5:14pm

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

pure love in this picture :)

24 Sep 2012 5:24pm

mehdi from Tehran, Iran


24 Sep 2012 5:58pm

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

i love this unique pov....

24 Sep 2012 6:25pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel iamge superbe ce mouvement sur l'eau et cette présentation des cygnes.

24 Sep 2012 6:39pm

Emmeji from France

Deux cygnes blancs fendant l'eau noire...Joli!

24 Sep 2012 6:43pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Wonderful composition.

24 Sep 2012 7:02pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful frame and soft rippled texture of the water!

24 Sep 2012 7:10pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

The swans seem to be almost a shock as the photo appears a random work of art and then
the mind turns my head and your creative genius appears through the confusion, beautiful !~

24 Sep 2012 7:24pm

@Phil Morris: thx Phil ! nobody writes better than you:0

rem_la from Villiers, France

c'est joliment composé

24 Sep 2012 8:20pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I love that inky water full of ripples as the swans pass.

24 Sep 2012 8:24pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

beautiful composition, mariana!

24 Sep 2012 9:13pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Such an eye-catching shot with strong contrasts in the ripples of the water! I love the tilt of this composition as well.

24 Sep 2012 9:40pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful! I love the ripples in the water. They make such beautiful patterns. Lovely swans.

24 Sep 2012 11:02pm

glenn from New York, United States

yes they do. good work.

25 Sep 2012 4:22am

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Innovative perspective! Beautiful black and white

25 Sep 2012 4:47am

Panagiotis Metallinos from Thessaloniki, Greece

A realy great photo. Bravo!!!

25 Sep 2012 1:17pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

pretty cool tilt here, nice shot!

25 Sep 2012 2:56pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France

Impossible de perdre la trace de ces cygnes blancs sur cette marée noire

26 Sep 2012 8:51pm

Sam from Chennai, India

A beautiful image. Love the white swans and the dark ripples in water. :)

30 Sep 2012 6:03pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/320 second
ISO 80
11 mm