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On His Way

By Lillian  
I 'think' this is a young Berwick swan
Help me find my feathers please

I have been trying to upload this image (was going to be a set)
most of the afternoon...slow? no a snail could have had it delivered faster!!!
Taken at Arundel Wetlands, hand held

Hope that I will have a 2nd version...sometimeSmile

Thank you everyone for your comments and what a lot!
Special thanks to Isabel, Colleen, Kathy, Steve, Eileen, Eric and Alan
for your User Awards on the Kingfishers

Happy New Year to you all


Tags: General Swan Berwick Arundel Wetlands Wildlife and nature

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 9:25PM
A cracking piece of avian action here Lillian, beautiful feather detail.

I have just uploaded a set of 13 images with no bother.

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1 Jan 2014 9:26PM
beautiful action shot
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
1 Jan 2014 9:27PM
A wonderful set!
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
1 Jan 2014 9:30PM
Beautifully tatty !
Happy New Year to you Lillian.

B. Smile
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 9:30PM
Great action shots

Ali Grin
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 9:32PM
Amazing detailed shots and its V2 for the amusing stance.
All the best for 2014
1 Jan 2014 9:34PM
Very good shot!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
1 Jan 2014 9:35PM
What a poser Lillian, this one is definitely showing off for the cameras!Grin
1 Jan 2014 9:42PM
Nice timing on both Lillian, excellent captures,
Goodness it's very bedraggled! You've caught it in amazing light.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
1 Jan 2014 9:52PM
Moult after a long migration Lillian, hope you had a good New YearSmile
1 Jan 2014 9:57PM
He looks like he is dancing Lillian,two great captures.All the best for 2014..Lin
The little fella looks a little the worse for wear !! Terrific timing Lillian..

I am a bit behind on still trying to catch up..

Best wishes for the New Year Lillian for you and your family Grin

Lynette Grin
1 Jan 2014 10:50PM
Excellent captures, Lillian !
Happy New Year !
1 Jan 2014 10:52PM
Happy New Year!
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 10:53PM
A brace of beauties Lillian. GrinGrin Peter
1 Jan 2014 10:53PM
Well captured.
Yes, it's a Bewick's Swan.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
1 Jan 2014 10:59PM
Nocely detailed shot of the Swan Lillian. Delightful.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 11:06PM
Shakin' his tail feather there Lillian - getting in a bit of a flap too. Lovely image. Made me smile! Smile

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 11:24PM
Two great captures Smile

Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 11:45PM
An unusual pose Lillian.
Brilliant detail.
All the best in every way for 2014.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
2 Jan 2014 1:18AM
Likes to be centre of attention I think. - gary
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
2 Jan 2014 2:10AM
Your timing is as ever so good, capturing the wing spread here so well.
But don't the wing feathers look bit tatty and ragged?
A happy New Year to you with many more fine shots in mind, Lillian.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 4:39AM
Quite the performer - well captured Lillian, and a very Happy New Year to you SmileSmile
2 Jan 2014 5:07AM
From your title, I thought we were back to Christmas and though Oh No Wink
Beautifully captured image of this somewhat bedraggled Berwick Swan, Lillian. Well up to your normal high standards.
I love the proud sticky-out chest Smile

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
2 Jan 2014 5:54AM
Excellent images Lillian. The feathers seems somewhat battered though Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
2 Jan 2014 6:18AM
Two fine images, Lillian, and a very Happy New Year to you. Carol
2 Jan 2014 6:58AM
Happy New Year. I love both versions but V2 especially.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 7:04AM
In both images I like your focus as the bird is moving! First rate... GrinGrin
The light is spectacular! The composition and overall presentation is outstanding in both!
Welcome to 2014! Happy new Year Lillian!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 7:19AM
He doesn't look too happy to me.
Was something bothering him?
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 7:28AM
This is lovely Lillian and I shall be off to see my swans in about 20 minutes. Not easy to capture handheld you've done very well.Smile
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
2 Jan 2014 7:57AM
A fine action shots of a Bewick Swan.

2 Jan 2014 8:00AM
Wonderful action shots, Lillian!

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 8:18AM
A magnificent pair of this Swan in landing Lillian. Each image as sharp as the next, superb quality as always...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
2 Jan 2014 8:34AM
These are brilliant LillianSmile
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 8:45AM
Superbly detailed action shots, Lillian.

Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 5 8 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 9:12AM
Brilliant shots and great timing!

Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
2 Jan 2014 10:37AM
Lovely feathery detail, Lillian. A characterful study.

I'm using google chrome and it took a while just to open these images!! The ipad brings it up in a jiffy!!

A Happy New Year to you too, and a healthy and peaceful year to come.

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
2 Jan 2014 11:06AM
I've been switching back and forth on the versions Lillian - the swan is flapping so fast it nearly took off.Smile
2 Jan 2014 11:43AM
two fine captures Lillian cannot separate them fine detail and action

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 11:54AM
Two fantastic shot Lillian, amazing detail, beautifully captured

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
2 Jan 2014 1:02PM
Wonderful bird wonderfully taken Lillian.


TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
2 Jan 2014 2:59PM
Two great captures Lillian - he really is putting on a good show for the camera! Wink
Happy New Year to you too (again!), hope 2014's a good 'un for you Smile
Trev Smile
2 Jan 2014 3:12PM
Two beautiful images Lillian. Love how you've caught all the water droplets as the wings are flapping, beautiful lighting too GrinGrin
Hope 2014 is a wonderful one for you GrinGrin

SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
2 Jan 2014 3:35PM
What lovely raggedy wings. I hope he can fly with those.
wow lillian two great shots lovely detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
2 Jan 2014 5:43PM
Thank you for the birthday wishes-- My birthday in Feb. 8----
2 Jan 2014 5:56PM
Super images Lillian, VERY well caught indeed.

John Smile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 6:17PM
Looks like he is celebrating you lot finally leaving him in peaceWink

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
2 Jan 2014 6:25PM
Looks like it's been ravaged...........must be in moult............GrinGrinGrinGrin
pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 9:26PM
Very good feather detail, Lillian, and nice action captured too.
I wonder if it will be able to fly with that wing damage.
They are so aggressive when they get into a fightSad.
michaelo Plus
11 11 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 9:35PM
wow beautiful capture!!!
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 9:17AM
Great images. Sorry its all to slow to upload. . Paul.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 150 16 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 4:09PM
Nice action capture LillianSmile


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