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By teocali
Thank you all for your C&Cs on my previous uploads. As always very much appreciated Smile

This is a series of 4 high burst consecutive shots taken at Wetlands, Arundel, of a swan landing. Technically I am not happy with the detail on the plumage as it is pretty clipped out. It was a bright sunny day and I was busy photographing something else when I heard a loud flapping of wings and turned to see the swan preparing to land, so I just aimed the camera and panned, pressing the button. Have tried to tweak the plumage detail in PS - perhaps somebody else might be able to improve on it with a mod?
However, I did like the movement and hope you will have a moment to look. The angle of the feet (landing gear!) in V1 and V2 is worth a look.

Tags: Flying Series Swan Bird Arundel Wetlands Landing Waterbird Waterfowl Reportage Wildlife and nature Sports and action

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iancam 9 23 England
28 Nov 2008 7:22PM
Superb images

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28 Nov 2008 7:23PM
briliant shot, these are very well timed, v1 is brilliant inflight shot, v2 is perfect timing v3 & 4 are stunners...
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
28 Nov 2008 7:31PM
If you see it you have to shoot it or its lost!!! With time and hindsight we can all perform miracles. A great effort under the circumstances.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
28 Nov 2008 7:36PM
A simply fantastic series, so well done.
alan h. 16 275 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 7:53PM
excellent action shot of the swan.
Wilmot 9 338 1 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 8:05PM
Great images.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
28 Nov 2008 8:14PM
Now this is what you call a series of shots, absolutely superb photography. - gary
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 8:26PM
Super sequence of shots!!!
28 Nov 2008 8:59PM
These are such difficult shots (having tried and failed miserably) if I had a hat on I'd take it of to you. Well captured, V4 is a super capture.
blacky 10 4 1 England
28 Nov 2008 9:10PM
great set of shots well done
arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 9:49PM
An excellent sequence.
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
28 Nov 2008 9:52PM
Excellent panning series shots. Bravo.
Brilliant shot, well timed.
29 Nov 2008 8:10AM
Great set

biscuit61 9 16 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 6:44PM
still four good shots tho.
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
29 Nov 2008 7:50PM
Superb work.

whiteswan01 10 13 England
30 Nov 2008 1:04AM
excellent shots
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
30 Nov 2008 10:53PM
The moment captured so well, as you say, the wings are a little blown but it still dosen't detract from the superb sequence of shots you have here.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
19 Dec 2008 7:16PM
Great capture
Leo 16 46 9 England
29 Dec 2008 8:52AM
Swans are very tricky to photograph well, exposing is always a problem and this series is excellent. I'm with Geoff...the wings don't detract to any great extent at all. I think we often tend to forget the rapid sequence capabilities so many of us have on our cameras Smile


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