In the breeding season male swans get very aggressive towards interlopers (and photographers). This is one of several from a high speed burst that I took as he flew/ran across the pond towards me. I had previously noted that he stopped when he reached the bank!
In the original the swan's sunlit wing showed litle detail - although the Histogram indicated that it wasn't burnt out. I therefore saved both a darkened & a lightened version from RAW to TIF, worked on them with Photoshop Levels, and then combined the 2 with Photomatix Highlight & Shadows - this seemed to work reasonably well.
Wildlife and nature