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A flying start

By Jaquiht
Thanks so much to everyone who visited my strange angle on the world yesterday. I really appreciate all your comments and visits, and especially big thanks to Sue118 for the user awarded.

Today got off to a flying start, with one of the swans on the Ornamental Lake at Southampton Common enjoying the opportunity that the thawing ice offered for a bit of a wing stretch. Unfortunately I was not given prior warning, and had my camera on all the wrong settings Grin. After that beautiful disaster (beautiful being the swan, disaster being the camera -wielder) I had planned to have a little wander and see what else was going on, especially with things that sit still nicely for photos, and to that end took myself off into the undergrowth in search of fungi.

I didn't find fungi. I found a drone. Initially I thought it was a Tesco carrier bag, and tuttingly approached it, intending to collect and dispose of it responsibly. However, it turned out to be a drone, complete with camera. I emerged from the bushes, adorned with leaves, carrying my camera in one hand, the drone (which was quite large) in the other, and called to a passing dog walker (who looked a little nervous of my approach). It turned out that the Common was replete with notices about the lost drone, and I was escorted to one of these and advised to call the number on it. Half an hour later the drone was back with its owner, who very kindly insisted on giving me a small reward, although I did point out that the drone was probably a bit bashed as I had found it in the bushes, and might not be worth it.

It was too late to do any more photography, as I had to report to work, but I have just been to buy Lego with the reward, so my son is very happy, and the photo I did manage to take is a happy if blurry memory of a beautiful swan flight through the early morning sunshine, so all in all, it turned out to be a flying start to the day.

Tags: General Swan Swan flying

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Comments


27 Jan 2017 7:30PM
It's a lovely photo of a Swan in flight (not an easy focus at any time), but more amazing is the adventure you had that day! What a find! Great story, and nice to know Lego is still so popular GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
27 Jan 2017 7:36PM
Well captured
Brian
ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
27 Jan 2017 7:41PM
He was lucky it didn't end up at the bottom of the lake.
Well done on your reward!
I very much like this shot - great action.
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
27 Jan 2017 8:06PM
Lovely capture.
Ron
27 Jan 2017 8:30PM

Quote:It's a lovely photo of a Swan in flight (not an easy focus at any time), but more amazing is the adventure you had that day! What a find! Great story, and nice to know Lego is still so popular GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin


Thank you. It was quite a morning Grin Lego is super popular with one team member in our house. It is slowly taking over every available space Grin
ali63 10 791 1 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2017 8:36PM
Lovely image. I love the soft light,

Ali Grin
Stephen27 11 7 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2017 9:00PM
The reward of daily visits to the common terrific timing
27 Jan 2017 9:39PM
Excellent capture , well deserved those awards ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Chinga Plus
11 67 3 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2017 11:13PM
Beautiful well timed capture, extraordinary work!
Isabel GrinGrin
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
28 Jan 2017 6:03AM
A very beautiful image, Jaqui.
SUE118 Plus
14 8 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2017 8:17AM
I have to give you my award Jaqui amazing capture and so glad you got your in flight swan. I think it's Mr Swan and he loves to show off. Well done Drone Lady SmileBlush
See you Tuesday.
28 Jan 2017 6:04PM

Quote:I have to give you my award Jaqui amazing capture and so glad you got your in flight swan. I think it's Mr Swan and he loves to show off. Well done Drone Lady SmileBlush
See you Tuesday.



Thank you so much Sue. I'll be "droneing on" as usual on Tuesday 😀😀

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