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Closer

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

Lillian

Tags: France General Swan Feather Wildlife and nature


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Comments


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

Lucien.

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Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 7:38AM
Beautiful captures of this male Mute Swan.
Nigel
capto Plus
4 4.1k 8 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 7:40AM
Good portrait of this graceful creature.Smile

ivor
28 Jun 2013 7:45AM
Stunning portrait.
NDODS Plus
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,
Fred.
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 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.
Ronnie.
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
andy
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 7:58AM
Super detail Lillian.
Ann
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
28 Jun 2013 8:05AM
Lovely detail V1 for me . Im going tae swan off tae work now WinkWink

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

Albert
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 8:41AM
Two super images Lillian, V1 has to be my favorite but only just Smile

Hugh
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
28 Jun 2013 8:56AM
Both very lovely but for the serene mood it's got to be V2.Smile
Joan.
danbrann Plus
12 629 17
28 Jun 2013 8:58AM
I will go with V1. This is a super portrait with detail throughout those whites.
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
28 Jun 2013 9:03AM
Sharp and well exposed Lillian. Lovely shot.GrinGrin
Ron
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 9:04AM
Very nice image..
Good whites in image..

Dave
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
28 Jun 2013 9:10AM
Nice Images!!
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 108 14 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 9:13AM
Nice images Lillian, V1 for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
johnlw 10 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

Carol
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

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

Richard
Mrsbass 4 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

LynetteGrinGrin
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

Adrian
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 2:00PM
Superb detail and exposure on those white feathers LillianSmile
Carole
28 Jun 2013 2:02PM
Two great captures Lillian. V1 an excellent portrait.
Effrossini
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
28 Jun 2013 3:01PM
Great whites and details held well! Super togging!
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
28 Jun 2013 3:06PM
Two beauties, Lillian, very rarely see swans here. Carol
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
28 Jun 2013 4:40PM
Stunning images Lillian, V1 a superb portrait....love 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
9 337 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!

Kathryn
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 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.
KateGrinGrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 7:51PM
Two super detailed shots & love the close up
Ju
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

Bob
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.

Andrew
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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