The Swan

© Ken Grooms

The Swan

Jessica L. Richard 7/5/2005 11:37:04 AM

very beautiful image! I love the drops coming from it's nose. #273914

Lori Carlson 7/5/2005 11:46:02 AM

Wow, this is such a wonderful capture with such a wonderful perspective! Looks as your holding the camera just above the water! LOVE it Ken! Beautiful colors too! :0) #1557485

Andrea W. Hedgepeth 7/5/2005 12:35:06 PM

Fantastic image! #1557718

Souha Dooly 7/5/2005 1:06:55 PM

Great shot Ken!!!love the colors and the compostion !!!well done : ) #1557820

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 7/5/2005 1:14:43 PM

Great perspective Ken, the colors are wonderful! Nicely done! #1557842

Connie J. Bagot 7/5/2005 3:39:05 PM

Love the perspective---and your processing is beautiful. Really nice photo. Oh---I love your fireworks as well! #1558280

Janet Criswell 7/5/2005 3:51:01 PM

Very nice, Ken! Well done! #1558357

Roxanne M. Bubar 7/5/2005 4:15:27 PM

Beautiful capture and image. #1558483

Ken Grooms 7/5/2005 4:20:28 PM

Thanks, everyone!!!!!!!!

Lori is right about camera position - two inches above the water looking up slightly at the swan. #1558507

Kay E. Mahoney 7/5/2005 5:34:28 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!!! This is fantastic. Love the close up shot. What a beautiful swan. The colors are great. I can see this as a winner. #1558812

Kerby Pfrangle 7/5/2005 6:53:51 PM


This is magical


I bet this comes back as a finalist.

Very NICE............Kerby #1559104

Ken Grooms 7/5/2005 7:01:58 PM

Thanks for the encouraging words! #1559135

Susan T. Evans 7/7/2005 9:13:15 AM

Fantastic Ken!!! way to go!!!! #1566075

Debra Booth 7/7/2005 7:18:00 PM

Wow! Fantastic composition and perspective, Ken! Wonderful color, too!! #1568091

Ken Grooms 7/7/2005 8:17:55 PM

Thanks, Susan and Debra! #1568248

Laura E. OConnor 7/7/2005 8:58:10 PM

This is neat, Ken! Did you use a buzz or other filter on it, or sharpen it, perhaps? Something about it looks a little surreal to me. Beautiful, though! #1568319

Ken Grooms 7/8/2005 7:28:43 AM

No buzz - what is that, anyway?

Unsharp Mask, Levels, Adjust Shadows, Enhance Color, clone out duck in neck and tree from head! #1569723

Laura E. OConnor 7/8/2005 12:55:57 PM

LOL! Glad you cured the swan of the duck and tree!!! Not sure how to do buzz, (or how to describe it!) but I've seen it done and it looked like you did it here on feathes and trees. Guess my eyes were playing tricks that late at night (11pm my time). Thanks! :) #1570829

Kate Jackson 7/8/2005 1:03:23 PM

I shall be so upset if this is not a winner Ken! I have never seen a swan from that angle before! It is so wonderful! #1570859

Ken Grooms 7/8/2005 8:22:53 PM

Thanks, Laura. I'll have to look into the "buzz" filter.

Kate, I'll be very happy (and surprised!) if it even makes it to the finals! But thanks for your kind words. #1572055

Kate Jackson 7/9/2005 2:19:34 AM
That's where you need to go for the buzz Laura and Ken #1572438

Ken Grooms 7/9/2005 6:15:43 AM

Thank you, Kate, for the website. #1572967

Amanda Price 7/25/2005 12:39:50 PM

Very nice! #1637154

Ken Grooms 7/26/2005 7:14:07 PM

Thank you. #1642892

Shari Travison 8/16/2005 9:57:55 PM

You've captured the beauty of this so well! Great shot! #1725901

Tammy Scott 8/20/2005 2:48:15 PM

Congratulations again, Ken! #1740480

Ken Grooms 8/20/2005 5:44:27 PM

Thanks, Tammy and Shari! #1742444

Melissa L. Zavadil 8/20/2005 5:58:11 PM

Congratulations Ken on your wonderful finalist!! Beautiful capture #1742586

Linda Proctor 8/20/2005 6:39:37 PM

Congrats Ken!!! Fantastic as always!!! #1742854

Ken Grooms 8/20/2005 8:11:10 PM

Thanks a lot Melissa and Linda - same to both of you! #1743415

Kay E. Mahoney 8/20/2005 8:30:25 PM

Congratulations Ken. Good luck in the next round. #1743526

Kay E. Mahoney 8/20/2005 8:30:36 PM

Congratulations Ken. Good luck in the next round. #1743527

Serena Pierce 8/20/2005 8:57:58 PM

Congratulations Ken! #1743623

Jim Kinnunen 8/21/2005 12:12:05 AM

Congratulations on this finalist, Ken!:) #1744016

Kate Jackson 8/21/2005 5:29:34 AM

Congratulations Ken! #1744765

Ken Grooms 8/22/2005 9:53:40 PM

Wow! Thanks so much, everyone!

Best of luck to you, too! #1753833

Brenda M. Wolfensberger 8/27/2005 8:48:10 PM

This is great Ken! A well deserved finalist. I can't get over the angle you shot this at! It's amazing. #1774976

Ken Grooms 8/28/2005 9:21:25 PM

Thanks, Brenda! My little Olympus camera has one of those "flip tops" (tilt lcd display), so I could put the camera practically in the water while kneeling and viewing the display from above the camera. #1778403

Brenda M. Wolfensberger 8/29/2005 5:21:14 AM

Awesome! I was picturing you wading knee-deep in a public pond while security was standing at the edge waiting to haul you away. haha :) I wish my Nikon had that! #1779385

Ken Grooms 8/30/2005 8:52:46 PM

I wish mine did too! #1787334

James H. Enterkin 10/19/2005 12:29:55 PM

Great shot Ken. I love the close up. #1969913

augustus gillian 9/6/2006 9:24:32 AM

good angle and detail. love colors #3274599

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Cammans Pond

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