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Three bewick swans flying over the Rushy Pen Lake at Slimbridge taken on a visit there yesterday.

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 - 11:24 AM
Focal Length:500mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
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 Swans in flight
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:22 Feb 2014 - 12:09 AM
Tags:Bewick swans, Glos, Shadow Saturday, Slimbridge, Wildfowl & wetlands trust, Wildlife / nature
Votes:57

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2014 - 12:10 AM

Formation flying, Ed.
Ron

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8138 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2014 - 12:11 AM

A nice trio of Swans ED.

Trev

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43907 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2014 - 12:12 AM

Great formation, superb capture Ed.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
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22 Feb 2014 - 12:13 AM

I don't often see them in the air Ed.
Good shot.
Mick.

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richmowil
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22 Feb 2014 - 12:14 AM

Nice capture Ed, I like it a lot!!

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Badgerfred
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22 Feb 2014 - 12:17 AM

Fine formation Ed,
Fred.

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taggart
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22 Feb 2014 - 12:32 AM

A mighty fine image, caught mid flight---so well done!

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DicksPics
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22 Feb 2014 - 12:34 AM

Super syncnronisation, Ed!
Richard

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2014 - 12:35 AM

Superb getting the three in one image.
A great study of flight also.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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Lynniesefforts
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22 Feb 2014 - 1:12 AM

A beautiful inflight Ed, they look so graceful, unlike some. A wonderful image.

Lynette Grin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2014 - 6:16 AM

An excellent in flight capture, Ed, and well exposed. Carol

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Nigeve1
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22 Feb 2014 - 7:47 AM

Great formation flying image of these Bewick Swans, I am on Whoopers at the moment, have not seen any Bewick's this winter.

Nigel

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livinglevels
livinglevels Plus Member 3livinglevels vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2014 - 8:38 AM

Great shot Ed but would possibly add to the dynamic of the trio were positioned slightly to the right of center.
PAul

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AnneB50
AnneB50  2117 forum posts Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2014 - 8:46 AM

You've had a few good days at Slimbridge lately Ed, must take myself down there again soon. This is a lovely clear shot.

Anne

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RonnieAG
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22 Feb 2014 - 9:02 AM

They would have been ovine too fast for me, Ed, but you have coped well and got a fine crisp in-flight shot.
R.

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Nikonuser1
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22 Feb 2014 - 9:59 AM

A great in flight capture EdSmile


Cliff

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EMJAYCEE
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22 Feb 2014 - 10:15 AM

A really great in flight capture Ed.
Joan.

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Maiwand
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22 Feb 2014 - 1:43 PM


Quote: Formation flying, Ed.
Ron

At its very best Ed. Three being, of course , the photographers number.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Glostopcat
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22 Feb 2014 - 2:26 PM

I've an image with four swans inflight which i'll upload at a later date. The photoshop mafia as Lynne Joyce has dubbed them will have a field day as an even number of subjects will have been uploaded!Grin

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cheesey
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22 Feb 2014 - 2:42 PM

Cracking image Ed, timed to perfection Smile.
Cheesey.

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lifesnapper
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22 Feb 2014 - 4:05 PM

Very nicely caught Ed', and a steady Hand indeed.

John Smile

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brian17302
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22 Feb 2014 - 5:08 PM

Great in flight formation image Ed

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EileenH
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22 Feb 2014 - 5:45 PM

Great captureSmile

Eileen

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DerekL
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22 Feb 2014 - 5:53 PM

Nice in-flight shot Ed.
Well exposed.

Derek

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ali63
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22 Feb 2014 - 6:25 PM

Great capture,

Ali Grin

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ColleenA
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22 Feb 2014 - 7:46 PM

Superb shot Ed, I spent the day trying to capture birds in flight....not an easy task...Grin

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Ruthannette
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22 Feb 2014 - 8:08 PM

Great image Ed, three in one picture, I'm lucky if I get one whole bird in my shots....they have usually flown by while I'm still trying to focus...

Ruth

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pluckyfilly
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22 Feb 2014 - 8:13 PM

Clever timing and superb shot

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Holmewood
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22 Feb 2014 - 10:32 PM

Lovely shot Ed. Cathy

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Glostopcat
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23 Feb 2014 - 1:33 AM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and to Ann "Pluckfilly" for the user award, it is greatly appreciated, Ed

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ChristineD
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27 Feb 2014 - 5:42 PM

A beautiful inflight capture, well captured

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DonMc
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3 Mar 2014 - 11:36 AM

Hi Ed, missed this one before, lovely inflight triple!Smile
Regards Don
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