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A flock of swans taken this afternoon on the river Severn at Worcester. This area of the river is a designated swan sanctuary

Camera:Canon PowerShot A400
Lens:5.9-13.2mm
Title:Swanning Around
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:1 Sep 2006 - 4:43 PM
Tags:Humour / fun, Mute swans, River severn, Wildlife / nature, Worcester
Votes:70

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mickf1
mickf1 e2 Member 8mickf1 vcard England
1 Sep 2006 - 4:58 PM

Never seen so many at once, well captured.
Mick

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alpha788
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1 Sep 2006 - 5:02 PM

Thats a lot of swans! Great capture and it works in B&W

Stan

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oppo
oppo  8 Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2006 - 5:13 PM

There are so many it looks a bit like an abstract/pattern image. Well captured.

Phil

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Scanny
Scanny e2 Member 929 forum postsScanny vcard United Kingdom
1 Sep 2006 - 5:56 PM

Agree, has an abstract quality. Good shot
Phil

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patisabat
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1 Sep 2006 - 6:03 PM

Grin immense! That would make a fabulous postcard or piece of framed art Smile Magnificent!

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104277 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2006 - 6:04 PM

never seen so many in one place

well caught..like the top down approach
jeff

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RoddBC
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1 Sep 2006 - 6:18 PM

Great capture!

Rodd

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PLCimagery
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1 Sep 2006 - 6:18 PM

what a capture!makes for a great picture
pete

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sun yin
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1 Sep 2006 - 6:20 PM

Like it. beautiful shot.

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 961 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2006 - 6:31 PM

Swan lake? Excellent capture Edmund.
Paul

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tags66
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1 Sep 2006 - 6:50 PM

What a lovely picture, like how the sun catchs the water.
Tim

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damselfly
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1 Sep 2006 - 7:11 PM

So many, anyone counted?!!! Great shot :oD

Jenny

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bunbeam
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1 Sep 2006 - 7:18 PM

great viewpoint... its better than counting sheep lol... brilliant shot
bunSmile)

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franken
franken e2 Member 123319 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2006 - 7:27 PM

This is different and very good. Well senn and taken.

regards
Ken

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Adrian_Reynolds
Adrian_Reynolds e2 Member 10202 forum postsAdrian_Reynolds vcard Scotland
1 Sep 2006 - 7:27 PM

Wow, plenty of swans for your money here Edmund, great way to take this shot, excellent, Adrian

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PaulaLey
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1 Sep 2006 - 7:43 PM

Wow what a fab shot - excellent perspective - you almost have to look twice to see the swans!
Paula

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Ajack
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1 Sep 2006 - 7:58 PM

Quite a remarkable capture,
Alan

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kinfatric
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1 Sep 2006 - 7:58 PM

i can't recall as ever seeing so many

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jonlonbla
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1 Sep 2006 - 8:01 PM

Well seen and executed. Largest collection of swans I've seen! Click
John

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 1070 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2006 - 8:08 PM

Well taken, just be leary of getting close, thay have been known to take a nip or two of observers that got to close! Wink Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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ambmilan
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1 Sep 2006 - 8:08 PM

It is crowdy, but it has great perspective.
M.

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ginz04
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1 Sep 2006 - 8:11 PM

beautifull but vicious creatures well captured matey

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2006 - 8:14 PM

Many thanks for all your kind comments, i was safely out of reach of these swans as i was standing on the quay well above them! There were many other swans not included in this photo too

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norton
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1 Sep 2006 - 8:16 PM

Great shot,swanderful capture well spotted....

Tony.

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2006 - 8:48 PM

Looks severely overcrowded. I too have never seen this many together. Good shot.

Nigel

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Kool_Kat
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1 Sep 2006 - 8:56 PM

Hey this must be your swan song of a shot
love the shot
Kath

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2006 - 9:10 PM

What a glorious shot. A whole frame full of these beautiful birds.
Wonderful.

Eric.

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exposure
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1 Sep 2006 - 9:18 PM

A Beautiful patterned image a lovely exposure and composition.
Pauline.

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BURNBLUE
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1 Sep 2006 - 9:25 PM

One of the best images today for me! Lovely photography.

Simon.

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phototime
phototime e2 Member 8phototime vcard United Kingdom
1 Sep 2006 - 9:38 PM

Fantastic image,love the way you have done this, so many swans in one place looks great well seen and taken.


Mo.

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DolphinLady
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1 Sep 2006 - 10:11 PM

This is fantastic....all those swans in one place, I've never seen so may.
Love the way you've captured them.
A very interesting shot.
HilarySmile

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Billies
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1 Sep 2006 - 11:11 PM

Great shot. Tried to count them but gave up.
Bill

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piccy
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2 Sep 2006 - 8:27 AM

Plenty of them there. Nice shot.

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trissie
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2 Sep 2006 - 8:34 AM

A brilliant capture.

Trish x

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Arcticfox
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2 Sep 2006 - 8:47 AM

Well found, never seen so many together, and at peace.

Peter

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ericfaragh
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2 Sep 2006 - 8:51 AM

Good repeats, nice high viewpoint for it.

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ChristineD
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2 Sep 2006 - 9:43 AM

Excellent capture.
Christine

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John_Humphreys
John_Humphreys e2 Member 969 forum postsJohn_Humphreys vcard Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2006 - 11:49 AM

Hi Edmund - one of the best shots you've posted so far. Great idea to take this. Well spotted. John

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GeorgeRusky
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2 Sep 2006 - 12:23 PM

Edmund
Interesting shot, nice atmosphere
Thank you for your comments
george

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Malc_V
Malc_V e2 Member 8Malc_V vcard England
2 Sep 2006 - 6:59 PM

Magnificent image ... very eye catching.

Nice one.

Malc.

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nanpantanman
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2 Sep 2006 - 8:17 PM

Would make a great jigsaw puzzle. Kevin.

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Rock
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3 Sep 2006 - 9:00 AM

This is a great shot, I wonder how it would look in B/W.
Rock

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MickS
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3 Sep 2006 - 8:56 PM

watcha Edmund,
one or two thereSmile guddun.
best
Mick

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daringdaphne
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4 Sep 2006 - 7:19 PM

I seen them at the Swannery, no this is a lot for a river. Nicely taken.

(*.*)D

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stuptrack
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6 Sep 2006 - 9:23 PM

Great shot, with an incredible natural contrast.
best

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megamuff8
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8 Sep 2006 - 6:45 AM

Luv this.....A striking image!!

Cheers,
Suzan Smile

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headskiesfly
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8 Sep 2006 - 9:52 AM

Glad to be your 60th click on this brilliant shot.
Richard

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Simon_Whitehouse

Nice capture, seems almost abstract like.

Smithy

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Bluebottle11117
Bluebottle11117 e2 Member 8197 forum postsBluebottle11117 vcard Wales
12 Sep 2006 - 10:32 PM

awesome shot never seen that many all at once well captured.
Debbie.

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MichaelAlex
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23 Sep 2006 - 8:47 PM

Good and different angle on this, maybe if the lighting weren't as intense on the water and the ducks skin. Well captured however!

Mike

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Leo
Leo e2 Member 1345 forum postsLeo vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2006 - 6:38 AM

WOW..this one I missed Edmund and it's just terrificSmile I've never seen so many in one spot.

Leo

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Ridefastcarveha
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4 Mar 2007 - 8:19 PM

ha, brillaint shot.

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