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A shot of one of the bewick swans that overwinter at Slimbridge each year, this was taken from the Rushy Pen hide in late February. All of the bewick swans have now left for Siberia and will not return until late this autumn. V2 and V3 were taken with my Canon Ixus compact camera from the Peng Observatory when I was eating my lunch there and show a rainbow over the Rushy Pen Lake.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:150.0 - 500.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 235.9 - 786.4 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Feb 2014 - 10:03 AM
Focal Length:150mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual Temperature (Kelvin)
Title:Bewick Swan
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:22 Mar 2014 - 12:26 AM
Tags:Bewick swan, Glos, Landscape / travel, Rainbow, Shadow Saturday, Slimbridge, Wildfowl & wetlands trust, Wildlife / nature
Votes:37
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Cookie_Monster
Cookie_Monster e2 Member 2Cookie_Monster vcard Germany1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2014 - 12:38 AM

Like the bird, LOVE the rainbow. Great catch.

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taggart
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22 Mar 2014 - 12:52 AM

I love all three images-- Rainbows look bright and clear! What a great lunch you had!

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Glostopcat
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22 Mar 2014 - 1:01 AM

Many thanks for the user award Jenn it is much appreciated, Ed

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mikbee
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22 Mar 2014 - 1:14 AM

Got me singing ''Somewhere over the Rainbow '' here Ed !!
Good shots.
Mick.

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Daisymaye
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22 Mar 2014 - 2:08 AM

Such a lovely set Ed. I love rainbows, so magical.

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SimonFletch
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22 Mar 2014 - 5:03 AM

Great to see a landscape image of Slimbridge, Ed and the rainbow looks magnificent.
What a great place for --- Lunch..! SmileSmileSmile

Simon

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RonnieAG
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22 Mar 2014 - 5:17 AM

I recall seeing the Bewick swans there way back many years, Ed: and what a colourful display for your lunch break, well captured in V 2 and 3.
R.

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CarolG
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22 Mar 2014 - 5:40 AM

Wonderful rainbow images, Ed, and the swan is pretty good, too Wink Carol

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Ray42
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22 Mar 2014 - 6:25 AM

A delightful trio - caught the rainbow very well - been busy enjoyed your pf very much

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22 Mar 2014 - 7:38 AM

Neatly captured.

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JohnoP
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22 Mar 2014 - 8:00 AM

Lovely image of the swan Ed followed by two captivating rainbows! John

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22 Mar 2014 - 8:06 AM

Like the swan but the rainbow shots are lovely.
Joan.

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ColleenA
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22 Mar 2014 - 8:25 AM

A beautiful swan capture and such a pretty rainbow....great set

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Maiwand
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22 Mar 2014 - 8:40 AM

Excellent shot Ed.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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22 Mar 2014 - 9:21 AM

Great set of images Ed

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22 Mar 2014 - 10:56 AM

Three great image, but my favourite has to be the complete Rainbow, I've never ever seen a complete rainbow, so this image is really special. Thanks for sharing Ed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate
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22 Mar 2014 - 11:25 AM

All three make lovely images Ed - your swan looks so elegant and contemplative.
Great rainbow shots also.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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22 Mar 2014 - 12:03 PM

3 great images, great looking swan Ed, like the rainbowSmile

Cliff

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22 Mar 2014 - 12:15 PM

Graceful swan, beautiful rainbows. Like all three Ed. Well done.
Peter.

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22 Mar 2014 - 12:51 PM

Beautiful and lovely set of images,ED,very well done,
Saeid

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22 Mar 2014 - 5:59 PM

lovely shots Ed, really like the rainbows in v2
regards
Yunh

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22 Mar 2014 - 6:08 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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22 Mar 2014 - 8:45 PM

Great set Ed but my favourite is V2. That is superb. Cathy

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23 Mar 2014 - 10:15 AM

Great bird, superb rainbow...love it.

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23 Mar 2014 - 12:17 PM

Great work Ed,

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