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The Swan - Cygnus (constellation)

Posted by
Garfield (Ancaster Ontario, Canada) on 8 February 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Since I was able to shoot the swan at the Toronto lakefront from above, it created a nice solid background like the nightsky, and - yaheee! -some sunbursts looking like stars, creating what reminded me of the Swan constellation of stars.

Canon EOS 40D 1/200 second F/16.0 ISO 200 70 mm

I believe there is a picture - a photo - in anything, in everything; in anyone, everyone

Mahammad from Shahr-ebabak, Iran

With strength
well done

8 Feb 2012 6:35am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Belle réalisation

Bonne journée

8 Feb 2012 7:41am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! so unique shot
well done

8 Feb 2012 8:29am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice PoV - super processing

8 Feb 2012 9:03am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


8 Feb 2012 9:16am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Delightful shot, really beautiful

8 Feb 2012 10:57am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Nice position and the stars make it complete
Magical and fairytale

8 Feb 2012 11:31am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Lovely swan! A magical composition!

8 Feb 2012 12:03pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A very inspired creation Garfield! Well done! ;-)

8 Feb 2012 12:38pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A surreal masterpiece you create here! Your angle on the shot is superb as well.

8 Feb 2012 12:47pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada


8 Feb 2012 1:13pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This is taken directly from a dream. Amazing. Superb image.

8 Feb 2012 4:38pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

A very creative swan image
Photographed from a beautiful position.
Well done

8 Feb 2012 5:23pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Beautiful shot. I like your creative combination of the swan with the celestial, wonderful angle !!

8 Feb 2012 5:39pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

C'est incontestablement la vedette du jour!
Bonne fin de journée chal-heureuse!

8 Feb 2012 6:08pm

@Benkirane Thami: You're very kind :)

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Magical picture!

8 Feb 2012 6:12pm

inez from Utrecht, Netherlands

A nice combination of pictures, edit and fantasy.
A good result.

8 Feb 2012 6:31pm

Addey Kehinde from Guildford, United Kingdom

wow oh wow!

8 Feb 2012 6:45pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

muy bella garfield, preciosa composición

8 Feb 2012 6:48pm

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

beautiful, what a texture of feathers

8 Feb 2012 7:10pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Juat a brilliant concept by you, Garfield..just fantastic - Bravo!

8 Feb 2012 7:20pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A mission well thought through and executed

8 Feb 2012 7:32pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fine effects

8 Feb 2012 8:04pm

Seldom Seen from The Southwest Deserts, United States

I like the comparison to the constellation as much as the image. Brilliant.

8 Feb 2012 8:46pm

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

I like it the way you treated it :)
well done

8 Feb 2012 9:25pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

beautiful capture of the swan and amazing stars - grat work

8 Feb 2012 9:31pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A beautiful scene star ... a work of art in heaven for those who for a long time we did not know you! Nice shot!

8 Feb 2012 9:36pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What incredible textures you've captured in the swan's plumage! A great contribution for your welcome back to blogging! It's been a while.

8 Feb 2012 9:45pm

@Steven: Thanks for kind words, Steven :))

Siavash from Babol, Iran

Eye Catching Lights
So Strong Sense
Well Done

8 Feb 2012 9:57pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Not just an exceptional POV and framing, but some fabulous processing. Love it !

8 Feb 2012 10:25pm

Saeid from Amol, Iran

Superb ! gorgeous tones of colors ! like a mystery !
like de composition
Well done

8 Feb 2012 11:13pm

Claudia - Mariposa de humo from D.F., Mexico

Great photo!

8 Feb 2012 11:58pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Totally cool!

9 Feb 2012 4:05am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is very nice.

9 Feb 2012 4:41am

Bill Brown from California, United States


9 Feb 2012 5:31am

Monik from PARIS, France

Poétique et très joli!

9 Feb 2012 6:15am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Of course it's a fantastic representation of the constellation, very good!

9 Feb 2012 7:08am

Sterre from Netherlands

Very special and beautiful.
A great operation with the black background and the stars.
Well done.

9 Feb 2012 7:09am

Shannj from Bangkok, Thailand

Very nice shot... the effects were great!!

9 Feb 2012 11:43am

Shuva Brata Deb from Bangalore, India

True, looks very dramatic.

9 Feb 2012 12:06pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Stunning composition. Really amazing. Superb PP. Absolutely 5*.

9 Feb 2012 1:33pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Really splendid, sublime composition. * 5. Good day.

9 Feb 2012 6:13pm

Pasquin Olin from Tehuacan, Mexico

I like the sparkling swam

9 Feb 2012 7:18pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congrats for the Spotlight. Good day.

9 Feb 2012 8:30pm

@Tede: Thank you so much! What fun it is making pictures :)

omid from mashhad, Iran

so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 Feb 2012 8:37pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

a gem!

9 Feb 2012 8:45pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Congratulations Garfield - looks like you JUST won the Spotlight award for the day - Very well deserved! Congrats!! :-)

9 Feb 2012 9:17pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks Denny ... found out myself just moments ago. Now to try even harder and enjoy photography even more :)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Back to congratulate you on the Spotlight recognition!

9 Feb 2012 9:31pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven :)

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Congratulations on Spotlight - perfect for this starry shot

9 Feb 2012 9:40pm

@kiwisa: Much appreciated :)

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Awesome shot and processing!

9 Feb 2012 9:54pm

@Sandrine: Thanks Sandrine, Merci beaucoup

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Congrats on your Spotlight!

9 Feb 2012 10:05pm

@Stephen: THANKS

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Congratulations on Spotlight Garfield

9 Feb 2012 10:19pm

@Aly: Thank you kindly, Aly

JanetFugett from Athens, United States

At first, I thought "Photoshop much??" but then on closer look, WOWZA! You really caught this one! I love the overhead angle you chose.

9 Feb 2012 11:02pm

@JanetFugett: I really enjoyed reading your comment :)) Thanks!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Congratulations. superb photograph

9 Feb 2012 11:33pm

@john4jack: Thank you!

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hey Garfield, Congratulations. This is an enjoyable shot.

10 Feb 2012 1:38am

@MK: Thanks MK

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Congratulations on your spotlight selection Garfield! ;-)

10 Feb 2012 2:27am

@Eric Cousineau: Much appreciated, Eric

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

10 Feb 2012 3:12am

@Steve Rice: Thank you, Steve :)

acm from St. Louis, United States

Congrats on the spotlight--well deserved! This composition works so well because the swan is so celestial already...

10 Feb 2012 3:29am

@acm: What a significant comment - much appreciated ... thanks!

Raghu from Bangalore, India

Wonderful pic with creation....

10 Feb 2012 5:42am

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

beautiful sparkling swan

10 Feb 2012 6:45am

Lhoucine from Missour, Morocco

Une image très dynamique

10 Feb 2012 7:58am

@Lhoucine: :))

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Wow! A presentation Hollywood! Nice work!

10 Feb 2012 10:48am

@Christian Richer: much appreciated Christian

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A very beautiful capture and excellent processing. Congratulations on this very beautiful Spotlight !!

10 Feb 2012 10:52am

@Laurette: Thank you kindly, Laurette

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

So elegant so splendid so enchanting!!! Exceptional angle and rendering!

10 Feb 2012 11:48am

@hugo poon: Hey Hugo, thank you :)

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

superbly presented and congratulations

10 Feb 2012 12:59pm

@Jules: Thanks Jules :)

Michelle from Elverson, United States


10 Feb 2012 2:29pm

@Michelle: Thanks Michelle

Mj.Onsori from Iran

Well done.:)

10 Feb 2012 8:27pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Congratulation on this magical composition...well deserved spotlight!

11 Feb 2012 12:40am

@Dokmateo: Thank you so much

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

hey, congrats on your Spotlight

11 Feb 2012 8:14am

@Roman: thanks!

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

SPOTLIGHT - well deserved.

11 Feb 2012 8:49am

@Nigel: Thank you, Nigel

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Incredible! *****

11 Feb 2012 9:40am

@Marilla: Much appreciated :)

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

very cool...

11 Feb 2012 12:36pm

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

best pic of a swan I've ever seen!

12 Feb 2012 9:01am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Congrats on your spotlight!

12 Feb 2012 11:32am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

bravo, oui, pour ce spotlight !! l'mage est magnifique !!!

12 Feb 2012 12:34pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Like a wondrous fairy tale! Beautifully done!

12 Feb 2012 2:04pm

mary from zanjan, Iran

very nice

12 Feb 2012 5:51pm

Anastasia from Prague, Czech Republic

very nice photo, I like it !

12 Feb 2012 5:59pm

Jac from Alfena, Portugal

wonderful shot!!!

12 Feb 2012 10:01pm

Stéphane Thémèze from Paris, France

Wonderful interpretation. Stunning visual. Magical as a moment that is also so palpable. Like Christmas in daylight on a starry night!
Make it a Poster and Sell millions of it!!!
Spotlight spot on! Bravo! Cheers Garfield.

12 Feb 2012 10:11pm

Priscilla from Amsterdam, Netherlands


13 Feb 2012 8:21am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente trabajo, bonita presentacion!

14 Feb 2012 12:20am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

WOW, Stunning, :)
Congratulations :)

14 Feb 2012 6:41pm

Coleen from Pretoria, South Africa

WOW 'n elegante foto. Baie mooi.

16 Feb 2012 5:55am

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic capture! congrats!

16 Feb 2012 10:25pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice processing!

21 Feb 2012 4:33am

Mehregan from Adelaide, Australia

Stunning shot and professional processing

1 Mar 2012 1:22am

Ahmad from Isfahan, Iran

A marvelous shot .... the

22 Mar 2012 11:28am

Ahmad from Isfahan, Iran

: I forgot to write down my comment .
the interesting thing for me is your angle and processing ...

22 Mar 2012 11:30am

Shoebox from Orlando, United States

This is absolutely stunning. Fantastic image.

24 Mar 2012 4:49am

mary from zanjan, Iran

so beautiful & full of love record

20 Apr 2012 10:35am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

GREAT unique work, Congratulations for the well deserved spotlight

10 May 2012 10:48am

Ramin from Tehran, Iran

well done.

11 Jul 2012 12:15pm

Anand from Mysore, India

Sparkles around the Swan

13 Nov 2012 5:04am

mauro brando from Arlanda, Sweden

Great shot!!! Nice angle!!! Like it!!!

26 Apr 2017 9:48pm


Canon EOS 40D
1/200 second
ISO 200
70 mm