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By Imagephotographics
Morning everyone !

Thanks again for your comments & votes on yesterday's image.

Something different today, this image was taken a few months back now. We had been folowing the deer for miles, and on our way back sat by the lake to take a rest before making the rest of the journey back to the car. This swan was defending the cygnets, this shot was taken as he decided to chase off another that was getting too close. It was that perfect time of the day when the light is just perfect !

Hope you like it !

Chris


Tags: Close-up and macro Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: andy210966, MickyMc, Image123 and 128 more

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Comments


andy210966 15 4 119 Wales
13 Nov 2009 9:39AM
A nice capture here! Like the flurry of the disturbed water contrasting with the smoother foreground water allowing the reflection. A lovely shot!

Andy
MickyMc 15 8 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 9:40AM
Yes and you have made a perfect shot too.
Mavis
13 Nov 2009 9:44AM
superb
colmar 15 42 35 Scotland
13 Nov 2009 9:47AM
Good Morning Chris
Excellent stuff between the reflection the image itself and the narrative thanks for sharing Colin
13 Nov 2009 9:51AM
Excellent sharp image - v much like the almost mono effect as well as the wings' backlighting A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Bazman 14 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 9:56AM
Excellent capture, well done.
Barrie
Nettles 15 England
13 Nov 2009 9:58AM
Superb timing and excellent detail.
Annette
morpheus1955 16 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 10:04AM
Excellent shot, superb detail and I love the reflections, great capture and very well timed.

Hugh
13 Nov 2009 10:07AM
This is absolutely georgous! I love the colours in the image and great capture ofcourse.
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 10:15AM
Certainly cant get any better than this one
A true winner
LukeParkinson 13 30 3 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 10:27AM
Great shot! Love the reflection
PeterBee 16 35 5 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 10:28AM
Captured just at the right moment - excellent image.

Peter
Cor 13 Belgium
13 Nov 2009 10:38AM
Perfectly taken.
Top.
Cor.
SandraKay Plus
15 233 4 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 11:20AM
You've captured the dramatic yet graceful movement of the swan so well.
Sandra
Thushari 13 1 Sri Lanka
13 Nov 2009 11:22AM
Excellent shot with nice reflection. great image Chris.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
13 Nov 2009 11:31AM
Excellent timing and toning!
Jennnnn
Dusan 13 Sri Lanka
13 Nov 2009 11:33AM
Another cracker, well timing Chris.
acbeat 17 14 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 11:37AM
well captured

Andy B
GalleryGirl 15 4 2 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 11:42AM
Beautiful capture and detail. Smashing image.

Have a great weekend.

Marilyn x
EAS 13 1 13 Scotland
13 Nov 2009 11:44AM
Fabulous!

Ann
13 Nov 2009 12:02PM
What a superb shot, well captured
peter
danbrann 18 640 17
13 Nov 2009 12:58PM
Great timing Chris.
Scaramanga 15 60 6 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 12:58PM
Yep, excellent capture.
videotec 14 8 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 1:00PM

Quote:Superb timing and excellent detail.
Annette

Just my sentiments, Brilliant
Pete
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
13 Nov 2009 1:11PM
Nicely captured, Chris, excellent timing.
TrevB Smile
martinjp 13 2 3 England
13 Nov 2009 1:17PM
Superb timing Chris, Lovely image...

Martin.
User_Removed 13 80 1 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 1:24PM
Excellent capture, great timing!
PattiW 17 24 2 United States
13 Nov 2009 2:00PM
Splendid image, well times, love the reflections, Patti
ChrisStyles 14 387 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 2:35PM
Well captured,stunning.
Chris.
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
13 Nov 2009 3:13PM
Fabulous image.
Joan.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.5k 2563 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 3:55PM
Magnificent.
Moira
RuthyJ 16 England
13 Nov 2009 4:06PM
Great timing. excellant shot. First class.
Dave_Holdham 13 4 1 Wales
13 Nov 2009 4:43PM
Wonderful image, well timed capture
picturistic 13 7 7 Wales
13 Nov 2009 4:50PM
nice one Chris, well captured

Adrian
OMG 14 51 2 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 5:07PM
Great action shot very well captured and the light is superb.
Derek
SlowSong Plus
14 10.5k 30 England
13 Nov 2009 5:09PM
Wonderful movement, and the muted colour concentrates the eye and mind on the image. Excellent.
Chris
Stace 14 2 2 England
13 Nov 2009 5:13PM
Great image

Stace
jacekb 14 Poland
13 Nov 2009 6:25PM
wow.
Shootme 13 England
13 Nov 2009 6:26PM
Beautiful shot, really well captured, amazing detail.

Jim.
Steve_S Plus
17 183 3 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 7:15PM
Nice capture Chris,well timed
Steve
pluckyfilly 16 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 7:25PM
O what a beauty
13 Nov 2009 7:35PM

Quote:Wonderful movement, and the muted colour concentrates the eye and mind on the image. Excellent.
Chris



agree ,my friend
13 Nov 2009 7:35PM
Excellent image.
eter.
Tonyto 14 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 7:36PM
Brilliant capture! stunning.
Tony
JohnH37 16 1 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 8:00PM
Fantastic capture and great detail too.
-John
Mynett 14 142 6 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 8:01PM
awesome work, what a great image

Linda
Roly 15 Wales
13 Nov 2009 8:56PM
This is superb.Well captured Chris.
JasperD 15 Switzerland
13 Nov 2009 8:57PM
Fantastic shot (as usual)!
paulett 13 19 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 9:12PM
great shot chris.....

paula,
What a fantastic well timed capture and a beautiful reflection.
dmull 13 1 Ireland
13 Nov 2009 9:48PM
Super catch and reflections
dee
Growmore 13 4 3 England
13 Nov 2009 10:14PM
Excellent capture. Gary
Gezina 16 3 6 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 10:18PM
Very well timed shot with lovely detail in those wings - Ina
teocali Plus
14 442 18 England
13 Nov 2009 10:24PM
Beautiful action capture. Superb light, tones and exposure of the white plumage. Love the disturbed water detail.
Sylvia
oll1e 15 57 2 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 11:19PM
Thats nice Chris ,love the shadow and reflection ,certainly right place and time Smile
StevenPrice 18 30 2 England
13 Nov 2009 11:29PM
a superb capture excellent timing.

Steve
JimV 16 6 3 Canada
14 Nov 2009 3:43AM
Wonderful action shot Chris, impeccable timing!
Rgds., Jim
koka 14 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 12:49PM
tremndous shot - so many textures making it so interesting Beautiful composition Katie
RTDS 14 Cyprus
14 Nov 2009 2:06PM
Awsome capture.
Excellent details...superb image.
Robert
SugarDJ 14 1 England
14 Nov 2009 11:02PM
Happy to be number 100 - well captured!

David
gazb159 15 1 Scotland
15 Nov 2009 1:10PM
Stunning capture Chris,very well captured.
gingerdelight 16 298 11 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 3:55PM
A stunner, Chris, well captured.
Carol
Branka 15 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 4:15PM
Brilliant shot! Well done!
agingrocker 13 28 1
15 Nov 2009 7:16PM
Superb Chris. And great reflection too
Antony
jinstone Plus
16 8 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 7:59PM
Great shot, some one mentioned to me that they can kill other wild life with a flap of their wings in defence they are so strong. Feels a strong shot with the rusk of warer under the swan Smile
Zydeco_Joe 16 84 1 England
16 Nov 2009 10:59AM
Great capture of a bird that can and does give out the agro.Like this a lot.
Zydeco Joe
Tim70_99 13 3 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2009 5:34PM
Stunning capture, superb.
Tim
User_Removed 13 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2009 8:31AM
Missed this whilst on hols, wonderful shot. Can feel the power and aggro, well caught.
musashi 13 4 Brazil
20 Nov 2009 2:41PM
Nice capture!
20 Nov 2009 3:47PM
Absolutely stunning!!!.... Smile
24 Nov 2009 8:04AM
Good Shoot !
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
1 Dec 2009 7:43PM
A terrific action shot of this swan going on the attack
Hazel_SR 12 13 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2010 10:47PM
What a beautiful photograph.

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