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CALM

By DebbieBMP  
Merry Christmas to all of my great EPZ friends

This shot reminds me of how I felt yesterday. I may have looked calm but like the Swan - under the water my feet were paddling away like crazy with so much to do in what seemed like a short weekend - my washing machine decided to pack up halfway through a load never to work again - so there was I at the launderette dealing with a weeks washing rather than out with my beloved camera in the lovely sunshine that we had yesterday!

I am off to the dentist to have a filling replaced today - what fun Smile

Check out my news section for my conclusion to Ade_mcfade's experiment Smile

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: sparrowhawk, shona, TrevorPlumbe and 53 more

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Comments


22 Dec 2008 9:00AM
a wonderful wonderful Shot Debs !! happy xmas .Steve

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22 Dec 2008 9:22AM
Great shot
And I am glad I'm not the only one with a few hiccups during this festive season
Merry Christmas !!!
Barbs
andy210966 9 4 119 Wales
22 Dec 2008 9:43AM
This is such a lovely shot! I like the processing you have applied here from the b'blown out whites on the swans back to the subtle shades of down closer to the water.

Terrific work!

Andy

PS Good luck at the dentist!
22 Dec 2008 9:50AM
Love this great shot.
Mac
peugeot406 10 7 1 England
22 Dec 2008 10:17AM
Super image, well captured
Brian
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 11:06AM
Very beautiful - elegant, graceful, simple. And the reflection just slightly broken by ripples, which is always more satisfying to my eye.
I guess this is an epz-friendly upload, but this is the season of friendship to all men (and women)!
Have a great Christmas, I'll catch up with your news section next.
Moira
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 11:09AM
PS I agree entirely - we do what we do for the love of it, and the learning process - I'd hate to be calculating 'friendliness' ratings every time I lifted the camera!
Moira
22 Dec 2008 11:26AM
Wonderful shot, Happy Holidays
22 Dec 2008 12:01PM
Terrific shot,love the reflection.Merry Christmas.
Dave
marc484ie 9 31 1 Ireland
22 Dec 2008 12:21PM
Great shot love the reflections.

Bad news about washing machine They do say things always happen in 3's. Best of luck over the holidays.
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 12:56PM
22 Dec 2008 1:08PM
That's a lovely image Debs, beautiful reflections, have a great Christmas and New year, Adrian
koka 8 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 1:11PM
tranquility and pure peace. Thank you for your comments and support. best wishes for the season..katie
22 Dec 2008 3:11PM
Great shot, all thest for Christmas and the new year.
Peter
DOGSBODY 8 1.4k 30 England
22 Dec 2008 4:32PM
Very well taken swan pic. Have a great Christmas. Andy
22 Dec 2008 4:41PM
wowowow,better and better,AJ soon 100votes!!!!MERRY Xmastime to all u there
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
22 Dec 2008 4:59PM
Great shot.

Rock
22 Dec 2008 5:46PM
wow stunning superb reflection
Dawn
madbilly 8 1 4 England
22 Dec 2008 6:23PM
Graceful aren't they ! Nice one Debs, have a good xmas and hope your washing m/c gets better soon.

regards

Bill
sergedlm 8 9 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 6:53PM
lovely shot fantastic reflection
22 Dec 2008 8:11PM
beautiful, love the greens.
And, thank you for sticking up for my photo.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
22 Dec 2008 8:16PM
Lovely reflections Debbie.Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Tom.
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
22 Dec 2008 9:00PM
Beautifully captured Debbie

Have a wonderful christmas and a tremendous new year
22 Dec 2008 10:07PM
Lovely image. Sylvia
RTDS 8 Cyprus
23 Dec 2008 9:21AM
Great shot of this beautiful swan.
Really like the details and the reflection.
Robert
iancam 8 23 England
23 Dec 2008 9:12PM
Debbie this is just Superb
Ian
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
24 Dec 2008 9:11AM
gorgeous shot Debs. Agree with you about the 'experiment' thing.
Dennis
HuntedDragon 8 118 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2008 1:54PM
nice
74tash 8 Australia
27 Dec 2008 6:50PM
Beautiful shot, and colour...
29 Dec 2008 11:53AM
What a stunning image! ! !

HeatherR
30 Dec 2008 7:57AM
A great image Deb.. such clarity in the reflection. well done.

Di
MartaHari 9 1 Spain
31 Dec 2008 12:58PM
simply beautiful! Happy New Year!
Paul_T 8 6 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 11:21PM
Superb shot, love the reflections.

Paul
HuntedDragon 8 118 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2009 11:26AM
still nice..sets the swan on the water in the picture..depth is it called?

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