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"Swans at Sunset"

By RonnieAG
A low light image again from Loch Lomond, capturing a couple of swans against a backdrop of the setting sun........the colours are as captured and the only editing was cropping to size and slight sharpening.

My thanks to all who commented on Autumn on the Loch, esp. as I was unable to contribute much for a day or two.


Tags: Sunset Landscape Wildlife Loch lomond General Swans Low light

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annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Jan 2013 12:06AM
a blue and gold delight. Very well composed and pin sharp. I love it.

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Jellyfire 6 41 4 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 12:06AM
Perfectly composed shot Ronnie, you couldn't have asked for the swans to be any better placed to work with the gorgeous sunset
10 Jan 2013 12:07AM
Super image Ronnie, lovely light,
debu 8 India
10 Jan 2013 12:11AM
Superb shot.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 12:13AM
Well captured with such low light. Hope you're feeling better.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
10 Jan 2013 12:15AM
Perhaps too blue a cast for me Ronnie, composition is better.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
10 Jan 2013 12:27AM
How Lovely!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 1:05AM
belting colour and light ronnie love the fg detail a cracker nice one Wink
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
10 Jan 2013 1:05AM
Excellent capture Ronnie I love the two tone, it is so natural.


milky 14 Wales
10 Jan 2013 1:54AM
Hi Ronnie well capture nice colours---------Milky
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
10 Jan 2013 3:31AM
An object lesson on being in the right place at the right time indeed Ronnie, this is absolutely perfect and stunning!
Rgds., Jim
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
10 Jan 2013 4:11AM
What a stunning image you have here Ronnie !! A most pleasing photo I say old chap Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 Jan 2013 6:15AM
A beautiful capture, Ronnie, great composition with the swans in the foreground, and what glorious liquid gold on the loch. Carol
alistairfarrugia 5 164 88 Malta
10 Jan 2013 6:19AM
I have to agree with Rontear, there seems to be a blueish cast from the auto white balance. Have you tried adjusting that and maybe upload as a new version.

Regardless of the cast, it's a wonderful picture.
nikshot 8 9 1 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 7:20AM
Love it as it is Ronnie, it has the atmosphere of the time of day perfectly.

PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 7:35AM
Great composition and like the portrait format. You've retained detail on the swans very well. paul
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 7:37AM
Beautifully captured.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
10 Jan 2013 7:48AM
Beautifully composed and captured Ronnie.

platzy 5 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 7:51AM
Fantastic composition and light, stunning image.
polly470 8 25 8 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 7:59AM
Utterly exquisite Ronnie.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
10 Jan 2013 8:15AM
Brilliant capture Ronnie.Hope you are better nowSmile
10 Jan 2013 8:42AM
Such beautiful colours in this one, Ronnie!

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 8:49AM
Wonderful! the scenes that you show us Ronnie of Scotland
make a great advert for the country...'postcards' of beauty
lovely light captured
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 9:15AM
Perfectly composed and captured Ronnie.
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 9:18AM
Beautifully composed with some great detail and light
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
10 Jan 2013 10:10AM
I'm in the 'blue cast' camp, Ronnie. It looks good on the water especially with the contrasting gold, but not so good on the swans.

10 Jan 2013 11:23AM
Glad to see that you are back at your computer.
This is a wonderful scene with great depth from the reeds in the foreground back to the mountains. You couldn't have positioned those swans any better (or are they radio controlled models)!
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
10 Jan 2013 11:31AM
Love the position of the swans and the light
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
10 Jan 2013 12:07PM
It must have been magical to be there Ronnie and you have produced a cracking image.
9 10 10 England
10 Jan 2013 12:07PM
Hope your back pain has gone away Ronnie, and more importantly that it stays away! This is a beautiful "Swan Lake."
Good light Ronnie and well composed,

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 1:00PM
Absolutely stunning image Ronnie, fabulous light and great composition, love it Smile

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 Jan 2013 1:27PM
A lovely image Ronnie. Wonderful low light.........Sandy
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 1:34PM
Lovely sunset Ronnie with the added bonus of a pair of obliging swans for foreground interest.

10 Jan 2013 1:53PM
Excellent shot the swans in the foreground add to the image so well
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 Jan 2013 2:38PM
A very beautiful shot, Ronnie, with super light...and the swans perfectly positioned in the frame too! Wink
Trev Smile
10 Jan 2013 3:06PM
I'm enjoying scrolling down the image and looking at the different elements in it, all very effective!
Maggie GrinGrin
I like the blue Ronnie. In fact, for me, it enhances the image. But, everyone has a right to differ don't they ? xGrinGrinGrin

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 3:59PM
I love it as it is too Ronnie................. its lovely, so prettyGrinGrin
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
10 Jan 2013 4:06PM
Superb scene Ronnie - great composition in portrait mode.
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
10 Jan 2013 4:26PM
this would make a grt canvas print Ronnie
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
10 Jan 2013 4:28PM

Quote:A blue and gold delight. Very well composed and pin sharp. I love it.

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 4:58PM
Beautiful shot !!!!.....lovely bit of f/g to compliment the scenery.....
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 5:32PM
Must have been a pleasure to stand and watch them

10 Jan 2013 5:36PM
Smashing shot Ronnie, lovely comp' and Light.

John Smile
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 6:04PM
A really interesting use of available light here Ronnie, I like it
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 6:10PM
What a wonderful shot -- in every way.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 7:03PM
What a lovely peaceful shot Ronnie.
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
10 Jan 2013 8:04PM
Nice evening sunset shot well composed.
10 Jan 2013 10:21PM
Lovely sunset
11 Jan 2013 3:27AM
very pleasing to the eye Ronnie

Tibetan 5 3 England
11 Jan 2013 11:27AM
Excellent light on the rippling water Ronnie, a very pleasing photo, nice swans in the fore ground, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
11 Jan 2013 10:41PM
The blue and gold colours and tones work well together Ronnie,and the swans are nicely placed .
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 10:52AM
A delightful comp Ron.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Jan 2013 10:06PM
A beautiful and tranquil end of the day scene which is enhanced by the inclusion of those elegant birds
avacreates 6 448 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2013 2:17PM
this is a spectacular image - the colours are beautiful and the swans just give it that magical touch

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