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This is a discussion on minimal swan within the Animals (mammals, birds, insects etc.) forums, part of the Show your photo (Color) - Landscape & Nature (flowers, mountains, storms etc.) category; The fog rolled in fast and visibility was pretty low. The camera wouldn't auto focus....

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    The fog rolled in fast and visibility was pretty low. The camera wouldn't auto focus.
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    Nice minimalist image. The swan is, however, a little too small I think. Maybe a tighter crop would be a better choice?
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    I have those too but prefer the first one.
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    I prefer shot 2 but i like shot 1.
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    Manual was the only way to get these with the swan not in the middle of the shot to focus on and I didn't have enough time to keep moving the focus point around. There are usually too many other swans, geese, ducks and s*#t hawks around to just get a few on their own. The fog rolled in very fast and just to the right of these shots there were a few hundred various birds that had gotten down while they could see where to land. Later shots contained more birds. When I started to set up there were also some ghostly tree outlines visible in the background but they soon disappeared.

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