The Swan

© Ken Grooms

The Swan

Uploaded: July 05, 2005


Cammans Pond


Jessica L. Richard July 05, 2005

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

Lori Carlson July 05, 2005

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 July 05, 2005

Fantastic image! #1557718

Souha Dooly July 05, 2005

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

Deb Holmes-Hatfield July 05, 2005

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

Connie J. Bagot July 05, 2005

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

Janet Criswell level-deluxe July 05, 2005

Very nice, Ken! Well done! #1558357

Roxanne M. Bubar July 05, 2005

Beautiful capture and image. #1558483

Ken Grooms July 05, 2005

Thanks, everyone!!!!!!!!

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

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic July 05, 2005

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 July 05, 2005


This is magical


I bet this comes back as a finalist.

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

Ken Grooms July 05, 2005

Thanks for the encouraging words! #1559135

Susan T. Evans level-classic July 07, 2005

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

Debra Booth July 07, 2005

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

Ken Grooms July 07, 2005

Thanks, Susan and Debra! #1568248

Laura E. OConnor July 07, 2005

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 July 08, 2005

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 July 08, 2005

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 July 08, 2005

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 July 08, 2005

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 July 09, 2005
That's where you need to go for the buzz Laura and Ken #1572438

Ken Grooms July 09, 2005

Thank you, Kate, for the website. #1572967

Amanda Price July 25, 2005

Very nice! #1637154

Ken Grooms July 26, 2005

Thank you. #1642892

Shari Travison August 16, 2005

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

Tammy Scott August 20, 2005

Congratulations again, Ken! #1740480

Ken Grooms August 20, 2005

Thanks, Tammy and Shari! #1742444

Melissa L. Zavadil August 20, 2005

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

Linda Proctor August 20, 2005

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

Ken Grooms August 20, 2005

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

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 20, 2005

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

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 20, 2005

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

Serena Pierce level-deluxe August 20, 2005

Congratulations Ken! #1743623

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe August 21, 2005

Congratulations on this finalist, Ken!:) #1744016

Kate Jackson August 21, 2005

Congratulations Ken! #1744765

Ken Grooms August 22, 2005

Wow! Thanks so much, everyone!

Best of luck to you, too! #1753833

Brenda M. Wolfensberger August 27, 2005

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 August 28, 2005

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 August 29, 2005

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 August 30, 2005

I wish mine did too! #1787334

James H. Enterkin October 19, 2005

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

augustus gillian September 06, 2006

good angle and detail. love colors #3274599

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