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Sodden Weather

By NDODS    
Good Day to you all at ePz

I'm up bright an early this morning, can't seem to sleep, lots of things ruminating in my head.

Anyway thank you all so very much for all your comments, messages and votes following the upload of William. A further mention goes to: CarolG (Carol), M_Squared (Malcolm), Gwynn 56 (Gwynn), Franken (Ken), JohnoP (John) and Craggswildlife (David) for their user awards.

Todays image was captured a little while ago whilst out and amount of the Kent Marshes not far from where I used to live. It shows a Cygnet whom I nicknamed Hop-A-Long because he had a dodgy foot. After speaking to the local RSPB guys it was a simple birth defect which caused him no pain and he was able to get around well enough on both land and sea.

I hope that you all have a wonderful day, I'm going to try and get back to sleep now, catch up with you all later

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Swans Young Cygnet Wildlife and nature

Voters: handlerstudio, nonur, Fred263 and 100 more

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13 Feb 2014 3:52AM
Ogre at "up close and personal" image ( sorry about the middle of watching the OlympicsX).


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nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
13 Feb 2014 4:08AM
Amazing clarity and detail, Nathan! Superb!
13 Feb 2014 5:42AM
Morning Nathan, seems we are both insomniacsGrinGrin
Exceptional image. Top class photography.

mlseawell 10 1 United States
13 Feb 2014 6:01AM
Another excellent image Nathan! I really love this, crisp and beautiful! Smile

ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
13 Feb 2014 6:05AM
Good swan portrait, Nathan.
ColleenA Plus
8 452 7 Australia
13 Feb 2014 6:10AM
Your weather is so extreme, its even beyond weather for ducks....he does look rather forlorn and wet...great shot Nathan. Lucky you have a warm bed to go back to, seems thousands in England don't at the moment
Bantu 6 7 1 India
13 Feb 2014 6:19AM
Superb details fine capture.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
13 Feb 2014 6:45AM
A beautiful image, Nathan, taken in perfect light, with the water droplets glistening on his head. Carol
Caziwinkles 7 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 7:03AM
Those water droplets are stunning on this swan portrait Nathan.
Hope you managed a few more hours sleep. Smile

mistere Plus
7 6 3 England
13 Feb 2014 7:17AM
Beautiful image Nathan, shots like that dont happen by accident. Super photography.

SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 7:26AM
Super image Nathan and glad he/she is ok. In 1/2 hour I shall be off to feed my Swan's and not forgetting the ducks.
13 Feb 2014 7:39AM
Great close-up. Lovely lighting.
A lovly shot Nathan, love the droplets on his head. He's probably looking a lot different now, all grown up.

Lynette Grin
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 164 16 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 8:37AM
What a super image Nathan, hope you have a good day, hopefully we might see the sun today!!!!Smile

13 Feb 2014 8:38AM
He's beautiful and I am glad he has quality of life. Love his damp head!
Richsr 13 91 223 England
13 Feb 2014 8:48AM
Good details in this Nathan.
13 Feb 2014 9:00AM
Fine close up Nathan, nice detail,
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
13 Feb 2014 9:23AM
Wonderful detail Smile
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 9:30AM
Nathan..... Superb.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
11 10 10 England
13 Feb 2014 10:11AM
Enjoy a good snoozzzzzzzzzzzzzzze Nathan Grin Love the cygnet image.
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 10:15AM
What a stunning image Nathan.
Beautiful detail and his sad look is so appealing.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 10:45AM
A lovely portrait, Nathan.

13 Feb 2014 11:03AM
Extremely beautiful , Nathan! --- Jukka.Smile
PhilT2 Plus
10 531 31 England
13 Feb 2014 11:05AM
Beautifully detailed shot. The lighting is really good in this shot
SlowSong Plus
12 9.1k 30 England
13 Feb 2014 11:46AM
Cygnets are so pretty. I love their grey colour. Smile
13 Feb 2014 11:52AM
love the image has an almost coy look about the look

Daisymaye Plus
11 23 18 Canada
13 Feb 2014 12:33PM
Excellent detailed close-up Nathan.
13 Feb 2014 12:43PM
Lovely detailed image.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 12:57PM
really...really love this one Nathan
13 Feb 2014 1:30PM
This is a super close up , love the water drops, have a nice snooze now Smile sunny here today yippeee GrinGrin
rayme330 8 17 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 2:01PM
A wonderfully detailed image, Nathan. Love it.

13 Feb 2014 2:01PM
Amazing clarity and detail, great title
13 Feb 2014 2:20PM
This is a stunning image Nathan. Love the lighting and way you've captured the water droplets GrinGrin

13 Feb 2014 3:20PM
He looks almost too embarrassed to be photographed, Nathan!
A super sharp sodden image!Smile
capto Plus
8 6.3k 20 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 3:52PM
Lovely crisp detail, nice one.Smile

Mike_Young Plus
13 24 11 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 4:08PM
Amazing feather detail, enhanced by the droplets
13 Feb 2014 4:24PM
Excellent details, great portrait!
danbrann 15 640 17
13 Feb 2014 4:58PM
Exceptionally sharp Nathan and so full of lovely detail.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 5:00PM
A beautiful detailed capture,
and hope you sleep better tonight.
myrab 14 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 5:34PM
He looks so wet but the detail is super.

EileenH 7 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 5:51PM
Lovely imageSmile

gss 6 1 Romania
13 Feb 2014 5:57PM
Great clarity and definition. Wonderful image
Philip_H 8 1.2k United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 6:05PM
Fabulous bird portrait, Nathan.

carper123 Plus
8 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 6:09PM
Wonderful POV and the detail is amazing, nice one, Nathan
13 Feb 2014 6:26PM
Lovely muted tones.
1881 8 India
13 Feb 2014 6:37PM

Regards - Sanjeev -
13 Feb 2014 6:58PM
Super close up Nathan, smashing detail and Light.
Hope you sleep well Tonight mate.

John Smile
ali63 8 790 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 7:09PM
Brilliant close up Nathan,

Ali Grin
DerekL 15 222 24 England
13 Feb 2014 7:09PM
Nice shot Nathan.
Lovely side light has helped bring out the detail in the plumage and droplets well.

13 Feb 2014 7:10PM
that is just how i feel rain and more rain, but a lovely shot..

netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
13 Feb 2014 8:27PM
This is a brilliant close up Nathan,with lovely detail and water dropletSmile
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 8:49PM
13 Feb 2014 9:09PM
Beautiful shot Nathan. Hope you have a good rest. Cathy
A really good close up Nathan..

Hope you've had a good day

Source 10
13 Feb 2014 11:19PM
The light and clarity are amazing!A fantastic capture.
- source
accipiter 10 61 England
14 Feb 2014 9:12AM
Beautiful capture. A
SimonFletch 6 3 2 Scotland
14 Feb 2014 9:15AM
'Excellence in portraiture' of this wild and wet Cygnet, Nathan.
A good old ruminate does us all a power of good, sometimes...!

BarbaraR 14 597 1 England
14 Feb 2014 5:55PM
He's super and will be moreso soon in his grown up white.

Phantom7 14 29 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 6:52PM
I remember watching a family when I took Kizmet for a walk by the road bridge.Fascinating birds.

Well taken and very crisp on its beak.

Jim and Chris xx
JohnoP 15 2
14 Feb 2014 8:06PM
Top drawer Nathan! Superb especially with the water droplets! John
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 10:58AM
First class image... Love all those water dropplets on him... Grin
Wonderful shot Nathan!
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
23 Feb 2014 9:25PM
A wonderfully sharp and detailed portrait of this juvenile swan, one of your best I'd say

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