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no matter how hard i tried i could not manage to get this shot without any swans swiming past so i'm leaving them in hope you like it
many many thanks for all the cc for a safer passage and to ann and anthony for there user awards they are all so very very much appreciated Wink
andy

Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-55
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:the ghostly presence
Username:andylea andylea
Uploaded:20 Jun 2012 - 7:09 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Sunrise, Swans, Wildlife / nature
Votes:109

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 - 7:11 PM

Beautiful image Andy. Well done
Jim

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 7:12 PM

I love the swans, Andy, so glad they wouldn't perform for you Grin Carol

zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 7:12 PM

lovely tones, sky and foreground.
ant.

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 7:14 PM

Great shot,Andy , like the tones ,colour and light in this fine capture,very well done,
Saeid

JenniCh
JenniCh  932 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 7:23 PM

Great composition, beautiful colours, a real winner!

Jenni

WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 7:24 PM

Stunning work Andy, the colours are superb mate.

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 7:24 PM

Great title Andy, with or without the Swans Smile A very good atmosphere and mood here.

John Smile

jdinne
jdinne  11 England
20 Jun 2012 - 7:25 PM

Brilliant Andy, colour, light composition all superb and those swans, the magic touch Smile Excellent.

John

sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 7:27 PM

A beautiful image - Elizabeth xx

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 7:29 PM

Stunning shot Andy, fabulous light, and for me I think the swans add a little something Smile

Hugh

Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 7:45 PM

Lovely comp Andy - but I just adore those wonderful colours/tones - and yes the swans are a beautiful addition

Last Modified By Suehh at 20 Jun 2012 - 7:46 PM
SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 7:48 PM

Beautiful image Andy.

Snapitt
Snapitt e2 Member 5Snapitt vcard
20 Jun 2012 - 7:55 PM

A stunning capture Andy. Love the delicate colours in this I like the swans.

Jane

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
20 Jun 2012 - 8:08 PM

A super, well composed image Andy,
Fred.

bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 - 8:14 PM

more awesomeness
bunSmile

JanieB43
JanieB43  647 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 8:14 PM

Gorgeous !!! Glad to make it the Readers Choice !!!

Jane

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 8:15 PM

Nature eh?!! Fabulous and interesting foreground Andy to this image with your usual magic light!
Ann

gingerdelight
20 Jun 2012 - 8:15 PM

I have to say that I rather like those swans! A stunning image Andy!
Carol

PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 8:19 PM

Stunning image as always

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 8:23 PM

Beautiful serenity, Andy.

Dave

Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 8:25 PM

Beautiful tranquil scene Andy and a lovely mood in the sky.

Gary

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 8:32 PM

Beautiful pastel tones and and interesting f/g with good lead in from the chain. Up to your high standard as ever, Andy.
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 20 Jun 2012 - 8:34 PM
dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
20 Jun 2012 - 8:33 PM

stunning .. love seeing your pics they are always so beautiful

digital_boi
20 Jun 2012 - 8:42 PM

hmmm are swans not just large ducks? great sky for the longish exposure good motion in the clouds nice work as always Andy

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

cleg
cleg  4 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 - 8:43 PM

Stunning.
Adrian

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 9:04 PM

love the inclusion of the swans Andy
Beautiful shot
Lillian

Steve-T
Steve-T  751 forum posts England66 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 9:20 PM

Good lead in to the boat and the slightly cloud movement certainly adds. Steve.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 9:21 PM

You have added some blue and it settles in very nicely-- a good addition!

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 9:21 PM

love it and the sunrise/set

Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 9:23 PM

the movement of the swans and the clouds against the stillness of the scene brings calm and serenity

Linda

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 - 9:26 PM

Lovely colours and comp, love it Andy.
Brian

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 9:43 PM

Beautiful Andy..Lin

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 10:04 PM

Beautiful image, swans includedGrinGrin
Carole

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 10:11 PM

A fine shot Andy,
and some rust too !!
Mick.

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 10:16 PM

Excellent composition with boat nicely placed below horizon line.
The old anchor provides a nice lead in to the boat.
Gorgeous light as always.
KateGrin

DarylH
DarylH  442 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 - 10:27 PM

They say never work with animals or children. Should we add swans to the list?

Great shot Andy, works well with them

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 10:27 PM

Great visual anchor Grin Fine image, Andy.
Alun

NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 11:22 PM

The swans give it a bit of a ghostly feel Andy.

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2189 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:36 AM

Beautiful imag Andy,I like the swans there
NettaSmile

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3187 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:42 AM

it is a rare beauty Andy. Now the swans belong there, like the mud and the algae.

WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
21 Jun 2012 - 7:55 AM

It's not the swans Andy. Me thinks you got a cracker here.
Well done. WesternRed.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:56 AM

title spot on as always .... a superb image

Carrie_1
Carrie_1  4 Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 8:29 AM

Another stunning shot.
Caroline

Michaela_Solway

The swans serene appearance doesn't distract, but enhances.. Wonderful capture as always

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 8:53 AM

Supreme excellence Andy.
Joa n.

Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
21 Jun 2012 - 9:07 AM

TOP *****
Cor.

bill33
bill33  3 Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 9:57 AM

Love the soft pastel colours and the excellent composition Andy, the detail as always is top class, very well done, Bill.

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 11:41 AM

I've never seen swans in the wild, so it's a treat for me.
Beautifully composed in your uniquely beautiful style.

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 1:32 PM

It's a goodun even with the swans.

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 5:11 PM

This shot ahs got a lovely feel to it Andy stunning shot
mike

unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
21 Jun 2012 - 5:38 PM

Another fabulous image and apt title ! Great to see. Gill

evelen
evelen  9 England
21 Jun 2012 - 6:35 PM

wonderful shot colour and detail Andy.
eve.Smile

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:02 PM

Cracking good shot Andy.
Ron

Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:24 PM

Another superb shot Andy, excellent colour and viewpoint.
Ray

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
21 Jun 2012 - 7:33 PM

I didn't notice the swans to start with, but think they have a lovely ghostly appearance in the shot. Beautiful shot. Moira

xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:33 PM

Beautiful colour and light.. the sun is still shining.. not mineGrin.. raining all day again!Grin Great shot!

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 10:23 PM

Another cracking image Andy, superb colours.
Johanna

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 6:50 AM

I like the colour and tones with all the detail...
Very nice comp...
You done very well and with lots of people flowwing you now... Great work...

Dave

ElaineGregg
22 Jun 2012 - 10:55 AM

I like the swans, they give an air of mystery - super photo, just what we are all coming to expect from you. Thank you very much for your award for Little Red's eye it is much appreciated.
Elaine

stephenscott
22 Jun 2012 - 12:30 PM

Lovely shot Andy, Great colours, Nice one..

Regards


Steve...

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 6:58 PM

I love the image and the 'ghost' swans too. A

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 3:05 PM

I'm generally a fan of "the scene is what it is"...and therefore don't bother cloning out power lines or lampposts and stuff.

As for waiting for things to get out of the way, I think these swans fit into the picture perfectly, Andy.

Gorgeous light and shot.

Besides, at that time of the day, the light changes so quickly. If you'd waited for the swans to go, you might've lost some colour.

Andrew

Source
Source e2 Member 4Source vcard
24 Jun 2012 - 10:42 PM

A beautiful capture and a great title
-source

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 7:51 AM

Wow! Love the colour and fg in this oneGrin
Diane

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2012 - 4:15 AM

"Brilliant!!" ~ Peter Wink

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 8:42 PM

Such stunning serenity Andy, I'm glad you included the swans they add so much to this image. I normally like to include wildlife and farm animals in my landscape, they usually add interest unless they are looking away from the camera or doing something silly. I agree with Andrew I don't like to clone things out unless they look completely out of place

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 2 Jul 2012 - 8:43 PM
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