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April 2, 2021
Cygnus by boldfrontiers
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Close-up photo of a black swan processed with deep blue tones.

Offered under a Creative Commons license / Attribution Unported. Meaning Yes for commercial use including premade backgrounds as long as you credit and link back to me. More details on my stock rules here:…

For a small premium of 40 points you can download this stock at a high resolution of 4000 x 2667 px. Also available for purchase as a print.

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Image details
Image size
4000x2667px 4.14 MB
Shutter Speed
1/1250 second
Focal Length
280 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 3, 2008, 9:35:11 AM
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Wow, incredible

artwalkmagazine's avatar

love these colors!

LuLupoo's avatar

Wow this is amazing! :aww: amazingly beautiful! Very well deserving of a DD.

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submicron's avatar

Okay, let me get this straight... This image you uploaded to stockvault some years ago cause I have on my hard drive so, how was I able to get this image without any of your creative common attributions? I mean you were sharing it at stockvault for free right?

Anyways, great shot. Superbly taken. The legal stuff not quite so sure.

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Sorry for the late response, I haven't been very active on dA lately. You're right, most of the images I submit here can be found on stockvault for free, but with one big difference: My stockvault images are typically much smaller in resolution, and therefore as I see with more limited use. This is primarily meant to deter image thieves from accessing my high res images.

So you could use the smaller images without attribution, but for example if I see them being uploaded as is on a PoD (Print on Demand) website like redbubble or society6, then I would start to get suspicious. Nothing for the average joe to worry about, most honest artists know better than to submit someone else's work and claim as their own. I don't make it a habit either to chase after people for copyright infringement, unless of course I see serious abuse.

Anyways thank you for appreciating the photo 🙏

submicron's avatar

I forgot when I wrote this. XD Then again am bit light headed from work. Anyways, I wasn't too far off from my initial assumption. Either way it doesn't matter now. I think its a wonderful shot. Superbly taken. BTW, I appreciate you explaining your intentions. xD

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Thanks again :) I've had a soft spot for this photo ever since I captured it back in 2008. So much so, I had commissioned a fellow dA artist to paint it for me in watercolor.


Happy to see she still has the painting published on her account as you might see from the thumbnail above. A wonderfully talented artist for that matter, feel free to check out more of Lucie's beautiful paintings at

submicron's avatar

WOW! Fantastically done. Beautiful take on this timeless capture.

LucieOn's avatar

Thank you so much for your kind words! And I actually have a soft spot for this painting - it was a joy to work with such a beautiful reference.

Theeartistkid's avatar

Congrats on the dd!

CapscesDigitalInk's avatar

Amazing image, congratulations!!

Doll-Ladi's avatar

Incredibly beautiful. Very worthy of DD

Beautiful Work
Elena-nenz's avatar

Swan awesome, congratulations on DD!

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Sparklet-Rayne's avatar

Really beautiful. Especially how the feathers have a bluish shimmer.

DelightfulDolphin's avatar

Congrats on the DD, it's very well-deserved, beautiful photo! :clap:

LindArtz's avatar

Congrats on your DD!!! :clap: ( it's in my favs already :) ! )

Pajunen's avatar

Congrats on the DD!

rosiecrafts's avatar

beautiful, I love birds!:)

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