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Photographer Andre Denis  Andre Denis {Karma:66437}
Project #56 Wildlife and Insects Camera Model Fuji S 5000
Categories Nature
Wildlife
Photoart
Film Format Digital JPEG Norm
Portfolio Birds
Close To Home
Wildlife
Lens Fujinon 10x Optical Zoom
Uploaded 1/14/2006 Film / Memory Type Digital
    ISO / Film Speed
Views 5678 Shutter 1/125
Favorites Aperture f/2.8
Critiques 102 Rating
6.54
/ 17 Ratings
Location City -  Toronto
State -  ONTARIO
Country - Canada   Canada
About I've been told that this is the way Swans sleep. I snuck up on this one to within about 15 feet while he was standing in about 6 inches of water like this. I could see he was watching me because his eyes were opening and closing.
Full optical range of the telephoto was used. converted to greyscale and levelled for optimum feather detail in PS.
Taken on the Rouge River, near the mouth at Lake Ontario. Jan./06

I was surprised to find a small gift package come in the mail last week from the "Canadian Wildlife Federation". I entered this image into a monthly contest called "Reflections Of Nature" Apparently, this image came in Runner-up position for the month of May/06, and is featured on their Photo Gallery website.
http://www.cwf-fcf.org/pages/home/winners_e.asp?section=14&page=186&language=e
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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 8/26/2010
Yeah, I've found out since that many birds sleep like this. Ducks, geese flamingos etc.

You are absolutely correct about the comments. I am guilty of shameless promotion of my own images!! If anyone really cares to find out the true number of comments by other people on my images, they can divide by two and come up with a pretty close number. I also consistantly visit every persons portfolio that comments on one of my images to make some kind of comment in a sort of courtesy payback. It's just the way I've chosen to participate here.
I've thought about going the extreme other route of just posting and not responding to comments or re-paying a comment. But, I don't like that idea much.

Andre

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神 風 神 風   {K:10665} 8/26/2010
More than half of the comments on this image are yours. Congrats nevertheless and the attached is how an Ibis sleeps ...

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 8/26/2010
Thanks for the comment on this one Rick.
It's been on Usefilm for a few years now and I'm always pleased when someone comments on it.
Andre

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Rick Smith Rick Smith   {K:5490} 8/26/2010
Gorgeous shot...detail is incredible...good light as well

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/16/2010
Thanks very much Stan.
This was one of those images that I had a very good feeling about as soon as I saw it on the screen. Allthough the pose has been taken many times before, those feathers just looked great. My only regret was that the eye definition was not separated enough from the black beak. I guess I shouldn't complain too much. :)
Thanks again.
Andre

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Stan  Hill Stan  Hill   {K:35352} 1/14/2010
Wonderful, extraordinary ETC>!! The crop and details are sweet. Congrats my friend!!
Be well, stan

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/13/2010
Hello Marcus,
Nice to hear from you again. You have been away quite a while.
To answer your question about why it didn't win, I would say probably because I sent it in to the contest before I learned from you how important the eyes are in bird images. If I were to do one like this today, I would definitely make sure that the eye was glossy and well defined.
Andre

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 1/13/2010
Wow beautiful shot Andre! Just perfect in every aspect! I dont see how this did not win!
Hope all Is well with you...
All my best, Marcus

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 12/13/2008
Thank you very much Mera!
I'm glad you liked this one.
Andre

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mera balwy   {K:442} 12/10/2008
very nice photo :)

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 5/6/2008
Thanks Nicole,
That EC award really contributed to making this shot by far my most popular image. I'm very proud of this one.
Thanks again.
Andre

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Nicole Besch Nicole Besch   {K:72619} 5/6/2008
How beautiful Andre!So delicate and elegant...like swans are!!!This is really a masterpiece!
Congratulations on your EC Award!
Cheers,Nicole

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/27/2008
Thanks again Sylvia,
This is one of my personal favourites.
Andre

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Silvia Festa Silvia Festa   {K:6008} 1/24/2008
very creative crop

congrants

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 5/4/2007
Thanks Virgis,
I am extremely proud of this image. It seemed to be a hit right from the start. I was lucky enough to have received the EC here at Usefilm, and it is also featured on the Canadian Wildlife Federation Website as a second place winner in a monthly contest last May.
Andre

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Virgis Dromantas Virgis Dromantas   {K:4212} 5/2/2007
As I understood from your description the swan was about 5 meters from you. Ones I was lucky as well to approach about the same distance to swan having 6 babes. So I can understand how you was feeling... face to face. Very good photography and therefore well deserved award. Congratulations!

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Shirley D. Cross-Taylor Shirley D. Cross-Taylor   {K:168133} 2/27/2007
It is a very beautiful shot, Andre...congratulations, again!:) And, you're welcome.:)

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 2/27/2007
Thanks for the visit and the comment Engy.
Also thanks for the rating of favourite! The award came last year. But I'm glad they repeated it on the front page.
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 2/27/2007
Hi Mary,
I honestly didn't know they did this either when I took this image, but since I originally posted it, I've seen a few others similar. I think Geese, Swans, Flamingos and a lot of other long necked birds will rest this way. I think you are right about the light on the feathers and the semi-erotic curves make this image. I'm very happy with this one!
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 2/27/2007
Thanks Srna,
It is one of my favourites too. They gave it the EC last year and I guess they re post them on the front page from time to time.
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 2/27/2007
Thanks Shirley,
I think this one is by far my most popular image. They gave me the EC for it over a year ago now. After I got the award here I entered it in a photo contest for the Canadian Wildlife Federation Website. A couple of months went by and then I found out it was featured as a second place winner on their site :) :)
I'm pretty pleased over-all with this shot. I had a really good feeling about it as soon as I started working on it.
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 2/27/2007
Thanks for the comment and visit Kerry.
I'm glad you like this one.
Andre

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Engy Farahat Engy Farahat   {K:11591} 2/26/2007
So pretty swan!! It's stunning capture Andre.
excellent cropping. and wonderful b/w tones.
congratulations on EC award. into my favorites..

ng..

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Mary Slade   {K:40338} 2/26/2007
Congrats on the very well deserved award. I never knew swans did this! And such a beautiful capture- the feathers and the light. And wonderful curve.

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Srna Stankovic Srna Stankovic   {K:172232} 2/26/2007
My congratulations on your EC Award, Andre! Well done!
Beaitiful indeed, into my Fav !!!
Hugs, Srna

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Shirley D. Cross-Taylor Shirley D. Cross-Taylor   {K:168133} 2/26/2007
Very beautiful, Andre! Congratulations!:)

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Kerry Nobbs Kerry Nobbs   {K:2800} 2/25/2007
Beautiful shot...Kerry

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 2/20/2007
Thanks very much for finding this one and commenting on it Fokstrot! I think it is my most successful image here.
Come back and visit any time.
Andre

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fokstrot . fokstrot .   {K:6560} 2/19/2007
Love it much!

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 12/9/2006
Thanks for going back so far in my portfolio and visiting this one Nima!
I now realize a lot of people have taken images like this one. But it is still one of my personal favourites too.
Andre

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nima ojani nima ojani   {K:128} 12/9/2006
Great concept;)

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 8/26/2006
I was surprised to find a small gift package come in the mail last week from the "Canadian Wildlife Federation". I entered this image into a monthly contest called "Reflections Of Nature" Apparently, this image came in Runner-up position for the month of May/06, and is featured on their Photo Gallery website.
http://www.cwf-fcf.org/pages/home/winners_e.asp?section=14&page=186&language=e

Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 6/27/2006
Thanks Rashed,
This is one of my own personal favourites!
I haven't seen you around for a while. I will drop by your portfolio for a visit later on tonight.
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 6/27/2006
Thank you Doyle,
I was surprised to see some comments coming in for this one once again. I guess they must have had it on the front page for a little while. The award was given a few months ago for this one. I'm pretty proud of this one because I had posted quite a few until that point, without an award of significance. When I finished the Photoshop work on this one, I thought it might be a contender. Sure enough, it is my most popular image. :) I'm very happy with this one!
Andre

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Rashed Abdulla Rashed Abdulla   {K:163889} 6/27/2006
One think Iam very postive of that you do deserve any award been given.

All of the best my friend

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 6/27/2006
A stunning image Andre . . . and a well deserved award to top it off!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 6/27/2006
Thank you Gokhan, for visiting and commenting on this one.
Andre

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Gökhan KARAMAN Gökhan KARAMAN   {K:8878} 6/26/2006
wonderfull capture very nice wildlife image...

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Mohamed Banna Mohamed Banna   {K:34237} 2/9/2006
sure i saw this one
and sure i give it 7 stars raritng
and sure i dent my congratulations for the SC
have a nice day dearie

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/20/2006
Thanks for visiting Karina,
I'm very proud of this one, for obvious reasons. It's not often I will get an award :)
Andre

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Karina Brys Karina Brys   {K:16541} 1/20/2006
Great photo of the swan with a touch of abstract in it. Well deserved EC.

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/20/2006
Thanks Marcus,
Relaxed is a phrase that no one else used yet. But that was my feeling too when taking the shot.
He really wasn't intimidated by me being that close.
ps
Your lead over me in the awards dept. is still safe for a while :)
Andre

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 1/20/2006
beautiful shot Andre, the look is so relaxed and wonderful, such nice lighting and detail, congrats on the much deserved award..

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/19/2006
Thanks Francesco,
Everything seemed to go just right for me with this scene. Somethimes it just happens that way!
Andre

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Francesco  Francesco   {K:8101} 1/19/2006
Prize winner and very well deserved, Dear Andre,
I love the way you caught thes intimate lovely scene, beautiful! Ciao

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/18/2006
Hi Toni,
There has been quite a learning curve in Photoshop over the last few years. I feel I've only touched the surface. The additional challenge is getting the transfer to Usefilm to show up as well as it does on our own monitors.
One thing I never doubted since coming to this site was my "eye". That might sound a little arrogant, but I think you have to have some confidence just to show work here. :)
Andre

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Antonia BauerleinSehnert   {K:30599} 1/18/2006
Thanks Andre! An EC is a great start!! I'm sure there will be many more to come. :) Antonia

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/18/2006
Thanks Thilo,
I felt good about this one too! I had a feeling it was just a little special when I was finished with it. As I said to Fadel, it's not that often that I get excited about my own work enough to call my wife over to have a look before I post it. This one just felt right! I even predicted that it might be an award winner. Considering I hadn't had a "real" award in over a year, I was taking a chance with that prediction. :)
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/18/2006
Hi Toni,
Thanks for the Congratulations on this image! And a belated Happy Birthday!
You better get to work on some new pics. I'm starting to catch up to you in the awards dept. I think I'm up to "ONE" now! (not counting critiques) :)
Andre

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Thilo Bayer Thilo Bayer   {K:50358} 1/17/2006
Hi Andre,

congrats on this well deserved EC! I really feel great for you. very good black and white conversion here... the detail and the swan "package" is just amazing.

enjoy the day =))
best wishes,
Thilo

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Antonia BauerleinSehnert   {K:30599} 1/17/2006
Beautiful beautiful. He looks so cozy. Congrats on the EC my friend!!!! And on my birthday (I was not around when this happened because of that :) Antonia

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/16/2006
I agree Mark,
Sometimes crawling through the muck and bushes is the only way. But it wasn't that heroic in this case. The swan was in the water and I was still warm and dry on the river bank :)
I'm glad I went for some close cropped shots like this one!
Andre

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Mark Beltran   {K:32612} 1/15/2006
Sometimes we have to do unglamorous things like walking through muck just to get to elegant things such as these. It really is the perfect moment. Timeless and classic.

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Thanks for the congrats Jon!
I was extremely happy with the way this one turned out. I had a good feeling about it right from the time I was shooting.
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Hi Mark,
Thanks for the congrats!
He wasn't in a studio, just about six inches of muddy water :) The light was late afternoon. Just perfect.
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Thanks Susie,
I'm enjoying it! It's nice to have a little recognition :)
Thanks for all your support in the past little while.
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Thanks Fadel,
It has been a while coming! I am just glad it was this one that put me up there. I really had a good feeling about this one. I even called my wife and youngest son over to see it before I posted it. I never do that. I started joking with them that this one was going to get an award :)
I did wish the eye had a little bit more of a glint in it so that it was visible. (some of the other shots had better detail in the eye, but not as nice a composition) In the end, I chose the better composition and detail over the eye being open. It would have been nice though. I even thought about trying to alter it in PS, but I figured I would leave well enough alone.
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Thanks Marilyn,
I was standing about 15 feet away from him when I took this one. It didn't seem to bother him too much.
Andre

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Jon O'Brien Jon O'Brien   {K:11321} 1/15/2006
Oh those wacky swans! Very nice shot, and congratulations on the award. The balancing of highlight and shadow was extremely well done, and thefeather detail exquisite.

Cheers,

Jon

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Mark Beltran   {K:32612} 1/15/2006
Incredible lighting; it looks like it was done in studio. Excellent work, Andre. Congrats on the EC!

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Susie OConnor Susie OConnor   {K:34798} 1/15/2006
Hey Andre! A hearty congrats to you on the Editors Choice! Well done my friend. Enjoy, and I hope you leave lots of time to read the emails that will roll in.
) Susie

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Fadel J Fadel J   {K:13974} 1/15/2006
First congratulations on the EC and the front page Andre!! Just about time! :) I love the tones of this image a lot! I would have made the eye looking at you more visible for more drama, but I know that's not what your're looking for so ignore what I said :) Very beautiful work my friend and glad to see this on the front page!

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Marilyn Nagy   {K:6008} 1/15/2006
Andre, Very nice work. Really like how close up you got. Great detail and exposure on the feathers. Nice in b&w as well. Marilyn

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Thanks Darlene,
He actually looked pretty comfortable and wasn't in any hurry to move just because I came along. I think they are pretty used to people. Still, he had his eye on me.
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Thanks Kiarang,
I wanted to go with the B&W version because I was trying to show a timeless image. Something that could have been taken in 2006 or 1906. I'm glad I went that way!
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Thanks Janet,
I think this is my first "real" award here other than getting one for being critiqued. So, I'm very pleased to break the ice!
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Thanks so much Kathy,
I'm very pleased with the response on this shot!
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Hi Kes,
I can't complain at all about the results of the B&W conversion. He actually let me get quite close. I was pretty lucky!
Thanks
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Thanks Ann,
I'm really happy with the result of this shot! He was cooperating fully. The curves, the feathers out of place, the shadows in the right place! It all adds up to a great image. I had a feeling it was going to be pretty good when I took it. Converting it to B&W was the icing on the cake!
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Thanks for the congratulation Mohamed. i'm very happy with this one!
Andre

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Darlene Boucher   {K:15739} 1/15/2006
Incredible image Andre!! Beautiful black and white, looks like a difficult way to sleep! You nailed him! Very well done my friend! Congratulations on well deserved EC award! Darlene

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Thanks for the congratulation on this one Jacques. I'm glad I got an award for this particular one. I had a feeling it was going to get a pretty good number of viewings, but the award was a huge bonus.
Andre

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Kiarang Alaei Kiarang Alaei   {K:49415} 1/15/2006
Dear Denis, it's realy a brilliant work: because of choosing black & white tones. we have seen this subject in color version many times, but you have done a bravely work with this choice. bravo!

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Janet B Janet B   {K:16139} 1/15/2006
What a beautiful image ~ especially in b&w. Lots of wonderful detail! Congratulations on a well deserved EC award, Andre! Glad to see you on the front page!

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Kathy Hillard Kathy Hillard   {K:25721} 1/15/2006
Congratulations on Editor's Choice, Andre! Very well deserved! This is a very strong image!
Kathy

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 1/15/2006
:)

great..

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Kes  Kes     {K:20241} 1/15/2006
Congrats Andre!

Great choice of B&W here. The natural curves of the bird keep leading the eye back in. Nice job of sneakin' too.

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Ann Nida Ann Nida   {K:45248} 1/15/2006
A beautiful image Andre. Gorgeous in B&W bringing focus to all the fine details. The curves in the way the swan is sleeping makes this image so special giving it the softness and graces of which the swan is characteristic.

Congratulations for the EC award Andre. Very well deserved and great to see this on the front page.

Cheers - Ann :)

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Thanks Roby, for your kind comments and congratulations on this one! I only have about 20 more to go to catch up to you! Maybe by 2020 I can catch up :)
Andre

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Mohamed Banna Mohamed Banna   {K:34237} 1/15/2006
congratulations for the ES
amazin gabstract from nature
i lve it
favorites

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Thanks Andrzej,
I took a few shots of this swan within minutes of that sunset shot with the contrails in the clouds. It was a successful walk with my camera that day! You never know what will show up, so have your camera with you at all times. ;)
Thanks for adding me to your freinds list.
Andre

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Ina Nicolae Ina Nicolae   {K:44481} 1/15/2006
You're right Andre, your composition has that extra touch - plus it has all the curves in the right places and the B & W to make it almost abstract, as my friend Andrzej said. Happy to see your well deserved recognition! Best regards, Ina

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Dave Stacey Dave Stacey   {K:150877} 1/15/2006
Just came back to congratulate you on your EC Award, Andre! Well done!
Dave.

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jacques brisebois   {K:73883} 1/15/2006
congratulations for your award Andre, you have a real nice composition and details for that one. Nice light. Great pic.

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 1/15/2006
oh andre another masterpiece, always a big award!
i love it the swan and the lake habitat!
this one have a sir vill give..perfect!
just a tha Editor's Choice well deserved it!
have all the best and a good sunday..
roby
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Andrzej Pradzynski Andrzej Pradzynski   {K:22541} 1/15/2006
Andre, Cool capture and you did it right. I like the the tight but very balanced composition and a clever one - it is giving very strong abstract feel for the picture although it's a great nature shot. Good choice of gray tones here working great with lines created by swan's head, a beak and wings. I like the details of the feathers. Great for EC, well deserved, my congratulations.

Cheers, n.j

P.S. I just added you to my friends list so this way I have two of my friends being awarded on the same day. Pleasure for me, my privilege and good reason to be happy.

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Thanks Paolo,
And thanks for taking the time to visit my portfolio!
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Thanks Ray,
I'm very pleased to get an award for this one. I had a good feeling about it when I was preparing it. Congrats on your Donor of the Day award today too! I got that one once about six months ago. It seems to bring quite a few new visitors the your portfolio.
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Hi Ina,
Thanks for the congratulations.
You may have touched on the reason why the award was given for this one. The image is nice, with a lot of detail and a composition that is easy on the eye. But it's that little bit of out of place wisp of feathers near the beak and eye that put it over the edge and make it special for people. I can't take credit for that feather being out of place. I can't even say I knew about it when I took the shots. IMO it's that little bit of imperfection that separates the usual from the unusual in an image.
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Thanks for all your support Rashed!
I am very honored to get the EC for this one. I had a good feeling about the picture when I was preparing it. I was very happy with the results personally. The EC Award is a nice bonus!
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/15/2006
Thanks Mervo,
I've never really paid too much attention to the swans before until I saw this one in this position. It was just crying out for a picture to be taken! He let me get quite close. And, the eyes were blinking open and closed. Acouple of the other shots show a slight glint to the eye, which was good. But the rest of the image wasn't as pleasing as this one.
Andre

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Paolo Corradini Paolo Corradini   {K:59552} 1/15/2006
really poetry in picture! congrats my fav!

PAOLO

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stingRay pt.4 . stingRay pt.4 .   {K:248665} 1/15/2006
Well done Andre....A well deserved EC award. This is a wonderful wildlife study and the details you have captured in the swansdown are awesome. Best wishes to you, 'see' you soon....Ray

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Ina Nicolae Ina Nicolae   {K:44481} 1/15/2006
Congratulations on the EC Award, Andre! What a beautiful shot and great composition! I love the feather details, and especially the little feathers standing up around the beak and the eye, lovely swan portrait and B & W tones! My compliments, Ina

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Rashed Abdulla Rashed Abdulla   {K:163889} 1/15/2006
my friend you very deserve this award for this lovely image ,I always dreamed to see your images on the first page , all of the best my friend .

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Mervo  Mervo     {K:8643} 1/14/2006
Beautiful and a pose often captured, you did a good job with the tones and the light and I like the way that the eye isn't obviously open or closed, it could be either in my opinion.

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/14/2006
Thanks Kevin,
I thought I would post a swan pic that was just a little more unusual than the standard issue. We have all seen graceful swan shots. But I figure it's not every day that you get to see one sleeping like this.
Thanks for visiting Kevin.
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/14/2006
Thanks Susie,
I'll think about doing a collage with some of the shots. I wasn't completely happy with the second image though, so I removed it for the time being.
I think this one comes across as the stronger of the two.
Andre

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 1/14/2006
Thanks Dave,
I liked the timeless look of B&W for this shot. I figured it could have just as easily been taken 100 years ago. I like that about some images.
I wasn't completely happy with the other swan image, so I removed it. Thanks for commenting on both of them!
Andre

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Kevin H Kevin H   {K:22502} 1/14/2006
The feathers are very well exposed which brings out the details in them. Also the swan pose and your composition work well together. Great work.

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Susie OConnor Susie OConnor   {K:34798} 1/14/2006
I've never seen anything like this Andre. These two photos would make a nice collage, maybe with a third one added? This is a cool natural abstract.
Susie

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Dave Stacey Dave Stacey   {K:150877} 1/14/2006
Amazing detail and textures there, Andre! Good b/w toning, as well!
Dave.

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