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Mute Swan

By dewie    
Hi all,

Thanks for the comments and votes on yesterday's tufty! Here is one which I appeared to have overlooked from earlier in the year (it was taken in February). As usual, it was taken at the LWT. As I entered Wildside, I saw this swan feeding in one of the pools by the path. I put my bag and tripod down and sat down on the grass. The water was perfect and I took this shot just as it lent across to feed. I just wish that I hadn't cut off a tiny bit of the bird!

Hope you like it!

Oscar Wink

Tags: Wildlife Food Neck Nature White Uk Reflection Swan Bird Feeding Mute swan London wetland centre Wildlife and nature

Voters: pankaj_dutta, W1ldside, LynneJoyce and 10 more

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W1ldside 8 29 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2010 1:08PM
Profound capture....
The colour work is rich and clear and very impactful
Lovely work
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2010 1:37PM
Shame about clipping the left side of the bird but if you have Photoshop, you could rectify that. If you'd been able to enable modifications, I would have done that and posted it as a mod. Super colour and a lovely pose.
28 Jul 2010 1:47PM
Nice shot with great impact ~ As Lynne mentions if you have a post processing software this can be rectified or on camera by using a little more wide angle and careful composition in the viewfinder.
If in doubt a little more wide angle which will make cropping easier.
Very Good image Oscar
Well done
dewie 8 9 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2010 1:51PM
Ahh thanks Lynne and Tony, but I dont think I can change that now. I am not all that interested in that anyway as, in my mind, photographs should not be manipulated to that extent as it is not th eoriginal photograph. I have no problem with brightness/contrast, levels, curves, sharpening, cropping etc, but other than that I believe that the photo should show what was taken. Anyway, competitions like Wildlife Photographer of the Year dont allow it Smile


KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
28 Jul 2010 2:32PM
A good capture, the low point of view is perfect.
Graham-Mead 8 12 9 England
28 Jul 2010 4:11PM
What an excellent shot.
RachelMB 12 42 10 England
29 Jul 2010 7:52AM
Great shot Grin I agree with you that it's a bit of a shame that it's slightly cropped on the left side, but at least you noticed and it's something you can fix next time Smile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
1 Aug 2010 12:35PM
Beautifully observed Oscar. Ron.

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