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Tundra Swan at the end of day

Uploaded by: Whoodat

Sunday May 30, 2010

Caption: At this time of year, the sun sets late and the "angle of attack" of the sun on the horizon is slow and diagonal, giving us a very low angle of light for shots like this. The swan was cooperative despite its nearby nest.

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS 20D

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS Macintosh

YCbCr Positioning: co-sited

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/400 sec.

FNumber: f/8.0

Exposure Program: Normal program

ISO Speed Ratings: 100

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Shutter speed: 8.64 EV (APEX: 20, 1/400 sec.)

Aperture: 6.00 EV (f/8.0)

Exposure Bias: -1.33 EV

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 105.0 mm

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FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 3504

PixelYDimension: 2336

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 3959.32

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 3959.32

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

InteroperabilityIndex: R98

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

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2. Whoodat
6:54 PM GMT on June 02, 2010
Shoot toward the sun's reflection in the water. Wait until the swan swims through the glare ... I used a daylight filter here at a very fast shutter speed. It's nice if the swan cooperates an "does something," like take a sip of water, shakes its head or something ... I have several shots like this taken at different times.
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1. Clabo
12:28 AM GMT on May 31, 2010
Wow... I got a pic like that purely by mistake ("BlackDiamonds", http://tinyurl.com/253plez ), and for some reason just *loved* it. I had *no* idea what the camera decided to do, didn't even look at the pic on-screen (if I had, I might've deleted it on the spot!), but whatever happened and *however* it happened, I'm glad it did!

One of these days, I'm going to head back out to that pond to try to recreate the shot somehow. At least now I'm a little more familiar with the camera so I can play around with it some more and maybe I even [coff!] know what I'm doing a little better. :D

Awesome shot! Love it!
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*** I'm a former approver and have not been posting for almost a year. I'll pop in and out periodically. Drop a note if you like ... maybe my past contacts are still around.My website is back! New host, new format, new items. Thanks for your many visits and comments!I haven't lived in Alaska all my life yet, but I'm working on it. I grew up on the Kenai Peninsula and have lived in the Anchorage area for the last 30 years. I'm happily married to a woman who is a much better photographer than I am! We travel around Alaska and elsewhere frequently. We have three daughters: all beautiful and intelligent! My brother is Travel Hal, also an excellent Photographer and one of the finest men I know. Like most people, I'll post images I like here but obviously not everyone likes the ones I do. So, after awhile I'll take the "stale" ones down and put new images up. I'm always receptive to thoughts, feedback and comments. Just saying "Hi" for no particular reason is fine, too. We Alaskans are a sociable bunch. My home page link is posted below under "photographer's web site", just click and go. If you check it out, have the courtesy of leaving a note. I usually answer if you leave your email address. Thanks for stopping by! Whoodat.Create your own visitor map

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