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By Lillian  
This swan even with youngsters kept getting closer without fear
V2 showing the fuller look and beak detail!!Wink
I know it could probably do with a little sharpening, but like this out of camera just made a square crop!
taken on a very dull day...but full of exploring around the north of France

Thank You to Nathan and Lucien for your User Awards yesterday
and to you all for your comments


Tags: France General Swan Feather Wildlife and nature

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User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 7:27AM
Beautiful detail in both captures,


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Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 7:38AM
Beautiful captures of this male Mute Swan.
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 7:40AM
Good portrait of this graceful creature.Smile

28 Jun 2013 7:45AM
Stunning portrait.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 7:48AM
Two most beautiful captures Lillian.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin
28 Jun 2013 7:51AM
Beautiful captures Lillian, love the detail captured in V1 which is my favourite,
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
28 Jun 2013 7:52AM
Great detail in both the whites and the blacks around the head, Lillian: like both equally but the close up in V 1 is my favourite.
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 7:52AM
brilliant detail lillian wonderful comp and colours v1 for me today nice one Wink
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 7:58AM
Super detail Lillian.
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
28 Jun 2013 8:05AM
Lovely detail V1 for me . Im going tae swan off tae work now WinkWink

fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
28 Jun 2013 8:13AM
Superb detail in this lovely swan portrait.

morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 8:41AM
Two super images Lillian, V1 has to be my favorite but only just Smile

7 10 10 England
28 Jun 2013 8:56AM
Both very lovely but for the serene mood it's got to be V2.Smile
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
28 Jun 2013 8:58AM
I will go with V1. This is a super portrait with detail throughout those whites.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
28 Jun 2013 9:03AM
Sharp and well exposed Lillian. Lovely shot.GrinGrin
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 9:04AM
Very nice image..
Good whites in image..

richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
28 Jun 2013 9:10AM
Nice Images!!
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 9:13AM
Nice images Lillian, V1 for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 9:34AM
Two lovely images.
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 10:06AM
Lovely detail in him Lillian - he looks to have his beady eye on you!! Smile

Bravdo Plus
8 17 2 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 11:08AM
2 great captures as always lillian has to be V1 for me. Loving your P/F

28 Jun 2013 11:09AM
These are two stunners, Lillian!
V1 is my favourite but there's little between them!

Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 11:23AM
Great detail in this pair of images Lillian, you have captured his grace and beauty superbly.
Beautiful Lillian, I love swans.. wonderful capture GrinGrin

bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 1:02PM
Two crackers Lillian love the detail in V1SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Rob .Smile
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 1:30PM
Looks OK to me Lillian
Spot on exposure and detail

A long way to go, to nail a SwanWink

CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 2:00PM
Superb detail and exposure on those white feathers LillianSmile
28 Jun 2013 2:02PM
Two great captures Lillian. V1 an excellent portrait.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
28 Jun 2013 3:01PM
Great whites and details held well! Super togging!
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
28 Jun 2013 3:06PM
Two beauties, Lillian, very rarely see swans here. Carol
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
28 Jun 2013 4:40PM
Stunning images Lillian, V1 a superb the feather in the beak
moiral 6 12 Scotland
28 Jun 2013 5:32PM
Beautiful shots and V1 for me. What a beautiful portrait. Moira
28 Jun 2013 5:34PM
A lovely Duo Lillian, love the Feather in the Beak on V2 Smile

John Smile
Mike_Smith Plus
9 321 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 6:17PM
Hello Lillian where you been hiding lol. Two beautiful shots here, you have handled the whites greatly
28 Jun 2013 7:21PM
Two stunning shots Lillian. I love these elegant birds but they do make me a little nervous!

Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 7:41PM
To copy Ronnie's comment - wonderful detail in the whites and blacks - not as easy as you make it look.
V1 for the amazing detail.
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 7:51PM
Two super detailed shots & love the close up
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
28 Jun 2013 8:19PM
An excellent portrait of this elegant bird, so expertly exposed to capture some wonderful feather detail
User_Removed 4 4 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 9:19PM
Hi Lillian a stunning sharp image as always

28 Jun 2013 11:58PM
Looovely shots Lillian. Cathy
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2013 8:34AM
Difficult to get the exposure right on swans but you have done so beautifully. Lovely shots.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
29 Jun 2013 6:47PM
I really like the detail and close-up in V1, Lillian. Very handsome portrait.

3 Jul 2013 12:17PM
Has to be V1 for me Lillian excellent detail excellent think I have finally caught up again.


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