Swan 2

By FeatherFriend
Hi all, hope you all had a lovely Christmas and may I wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year. As it's been a bit hectic here of late this is a re work from the archives. I haven't altered the BG in any way, it just happens that the Swan was under a canopy of overhanging trees on the edge of the lake and the light wasn't all that good either.
Many thanks to those of you that took time out to view and vote on my Christmas Card and a special thank you to Lillian for the UA, really appreciated,

Tags: Swan Lake Wildlife and nature Stover park

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Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
28 Dec 2011 12:02PM
A fabulous shot of this elegant bird Geoff, it looks so streamlined and graceful. The dark background works perfectly

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dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 12:10PM
well exposed image Geoff, elegant looking with nice reflections.
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
28 Dec 2011 12:36PM
A stunning image, Geoff, perfectly exposed, captured and presented. A very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year to you, and many thanks for your wonderful help during the past year. Carol
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 12:56PM
Against the dark background Geoff this is perfect!
Good plumage detail and eye well captured
and the icing on the cake...reflection...perfect shot
Ayoob 6 Australia
28 Dec 2011 1:00PM
Excellent detail and presentation,very well taken............Grin
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
28 Dec 2011 1:02PM
A beautiful image, wonderful against the black...........Sandy
28 Dec 2011 1:07PM
so serene
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
28 Dec 2011 1:12PM
The dark b/g has brought out all the lovely feather detail.
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 1:26PM
Beautiful! Smile
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
28 Dec 2011 1:50PM
Marvellous: looks so serene and elegant with it's reflection well recorded.
OAKEY 9 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 3:27PM
This is stunning Geoff that super b/g really shows him off well, the detail and exposure are spot on, very well done indeed.
Regards Shaun
PS love your gymnastic friendsWink
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
28 Dec 2011 3:54PM
Fantastic capture Geoff !! The detail in the plumage of the Swan is quite outstanding with every feather perfectly in place.
A stunnerGrin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Dec 2011 4:15PM
fantastic reflection, almost abstract!
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
28 Dec 2011 4:17PM
This is fantastic Geoff, I have put up a few bird images lately that I would like your expert opinion on when you have the time mate. - gary
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 4:40PM
Wonderful detail Geoff, so hard with swans.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 5:32PM
I was willing the full reflection to be present, when I scrolled the image.

Perfect detail & spot on exposure, coupled with just enough catch-light in the eye, makes this a winner IMHO

28 Dec 2011 5:39PM
Thanks everyone for popping in and a special thank you to Adrian (tomcat) for the GEA, thanks Adrian, that's made my day Smile
Richsr 10 91 223 England
28 Dec 2011 7:05PM
Like the details in the stands out well against the black, congrats on the GEA
Regards Richard
28 Dec 2011 7:44PM
Lovely contrast and reflection. Sylvia
andyJ88 5 1 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 7:59PM
Wow! I hope I can get my pictures to such a high standard one day
Shellio 6 2 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 8:29PM
Fantastic image Geoff, very professional looking... have a great new year!
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 9:08PM
well exposed with a great reflection Geoff
28 Dec 2011 10:07PM
Beautiful Geoff.Have a great New Year..Lin
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
28 Dec 2011 11:20PM
A perfect photo - couldn't be more beautiful!
Sezz Plus
12 617 15 England
28 Dec 2011 11:54PM
My congrat's Geoff, a very beautiful image!
I hope you had a lovely Christmas too and I send you my Best Wishes for 2012!

Sarah *
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2011 9:58AM
A stunning shot - the reflection just makes all the difference, beautiful photography Geoff - Ina
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
29 Dec 2011 12:23PM
Exposed to perfection with a wonderful reflection, Geoff. Congrats on the GEA - very well deserved
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2011 5:20PM
Congrats for your award Geoff, No teddy bears only birdsTongueWinkWink
bricurtis Plus
12 2.1k 49 England
29 Dec 2011 9:38PM
Lovely Geoff - very tranquil.
Congrats on the GEA.
hasslebladuk 7 1 6 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2011 3:46PM
Lovely detail as always hope you have a good new year
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
30 Dec 2011 4:33PM
Such a beautiful capture of this swan - simple and elegant, same as the bird. Wonderful reflection.

May I wish you and yours the very best for 2012.

BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
30 Dec 2011 6:09PM
This is gorgeous Geoff.

STEVELIN 9 161 3 Ireland
30 Dec 2011 7:26PM
great capture geoff well taken, and a happy new year to you and your family.
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2011 7:41PM
A beauty - congratulations on your GEA and best wishes for 2012
31 Dec 2011 3:09AM
Super capture Geoff, wishing you all the very best for 2012

31 Dec 2011 1:10PM
Many thanks all for popping in, really appreciated,
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2012 12:33PM
Hope for a picnic Mon if weathers betterTongueTongueWink
Shroomer 10 14 167 England
1 Jan 2012 6:20PM
Lovely capture Geoff. Happy New Year to you and Fran
A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 11:16AM
stunning profile portrait, works well against the dark background, excellent composition.
DerekL Plus
12 176 24 England
2 Jan 2012 1:37PM
Great image Geoff.
A well composed and exposed image under difficult light conditions, still retaining wonderful detail in the plumage.

Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 3:17PM
Thanks Geoff for your kind comments.
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 7:51PM
Superb image Geoff, brilliant exposure mate!
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2012 10:47AM
Superbly captured and a happy new year to you and yours!
evelen 12 5 England
3 Jan 2012 6:46PM
beautiful image.
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2012 5:59PM
Lovely Image, so beautiful with the background.
Good reflections
betts 9 1 England
13 Jan 2012 4:18PM
Stunning image Dean,,,love the reflection.
superb image geoff,well done.ray
1881 5 India
23 Apr 2012 6:10PM
Stunning image.

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