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Black Swan by KarlDawson Black Swan by KarlDawson
A Black Swan on a (muddy) lake.
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:iconmartza:
Martza Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I loved it so much that I featured it in my Journal~ [link]
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Martza Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student General Artist
elegant <3 Black swans won my heart <3
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AdARDurden Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :)
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much :-)
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:iconadardurden:
AdARDurden Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very welcome :)
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:iconchemicalkidd:
chemicalkidd Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
So gorgeous!
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :-)

Oh, and I *SO* agree with your blog post about the networks killing off brilliant Sci-fi shows. I can't believe they stopped Firefly after only one season. What is their *problem*???
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:iconchemicalkidd:
chemicalkidd Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
I know, *whaaaaa*
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OhEmGe3 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Such beauty!
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure is! :-)
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured as one of #Bird-Photography's and/or #Birds-Club's top submissions for the month of April. :aww:

You can find the article here: [link]
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow thanks very much for the recognition, I truely appreciate it :-)
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lastdrop Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Omg this is lovely!
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG thankyou! =D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
I agree that the water enhances this... nicely seen :)
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much :-)
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Wow, beautiful! The lighting is perfect on his face :heart:
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :-) I'll credit nature for providing the good lighting; I was just there at the right time to record it :-)
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice capture! I love the lighting here and how well the eyes and bill stand out against everything else. :)
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KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much :-)
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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IllusionoftheDay Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing atmosphere, good job!
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much!
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marikob-k Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know how to describe it but this picture just feels so *right*. The tone, the colours, the shiny-ness of the water on the swans chest, the way the red eye catches the light... it's just really great.
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KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much for the kind comments, and I'm glad you like the shot :-)
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Songofthevalley Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
What really caught my eye was the color of the muddy water, in many ways it enhances the shot. It gives the appearance of a sepia tone, the swan's black feathers seem to pick up more brow/ yellow in them and it tones down the red of the beak. I actually think this shot would not be as interesting it the swan was on clear water. Great job, the moment is perfect!
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KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much for the comment :-) I agree, it would be "just another swan shot" if the water was clear; I'm glad you like this version!

I'd just finished reading your comment when I noticed this in our local paper: [link]
How the heck someone could do that to defenceless bird like this is beyond me.
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