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Sparkling Swans

By SteveMoulding  
Many thanks for all your C&C's and votes on my Barn Owl Portrait, very much appreciated.
Today I've delved into the archive quickly to find these two images. I still haven't been out with the camera since the Shoreham airshow and have had little time to catch up with you all, so apologies.
This pair of Mute Swans had a fair number of Cygnets to parent, I quite liked the way the sunlight was sparkling on the water although the light was very harsh and has blown some of the whites of the Swans, I thought they maybe worth uploading. I will judge that by the number of responses I get, we will see. Best viewed Large to be honest, I'm not sure whether the thumbnails do them justice.
Best wishes and have a great weekend. I have a busy day, unfortunately not with the camera, so I will catch you later.

Tags: Sunlight Swan Mute swan Cygnets Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting Cannop ponds

Voters: andylea, teocali, CarolG and 41 more

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 9:45AM
two wonderful captures steve wonderful detail and colours v1 for me today love the light nice one Wink

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CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
2 Oct 2010 10:14AM
Two enchanting images, Steve, very well presented. One slight niggle, the correct spelling is 'cygnet' ! Carol
Thanks, Carol.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
2 Oct 2010 4:43PM
Both lovely. Think my vote goes to V2. Rather like the composition, the proud look of the adult Swan and that little drip of water from its beak.

franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
2 Oct 2010 5:21PM
These are beautiful.

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
2 Oct 2010 7:15PM
V1 is excellent and imaginative. I love the light, possibly a little strong but it sure does make the water sparkle.
Roly 9 Wales
2 Oct 2010 9:00PM
Two belters here Steve.
2 Oct 2010 10:26PM
Fabulous images Steve, both great shots.
goso 10 2 1 Australia
3 Oct 2010 3:55AM
Very unusual and well done Steve - both great...Bill
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2010 9:58AM
V2 for me Steve

gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2010 3:06PM
Two super images, well captured. I think I just prefer V2 today.
RTDS 8 Cyprus
4 Oct 2010 4:54PM
Excellent set of captures.
Really like the sunlight in these images.
Cor 7 Belgium
4 Oct 2010 6:56PM
V2 for me Top +++++
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
4 Oct 2010 8:24PM
The light was very unkind in V1 Steve and you did well under the circumstances, I rather like V2 best for comp and detail,
5 Oct 2010 7:36PM
cracking images v2 for my vote
Suehh 9 39 6 England
6 Oct 2010 3:48PM
V2 is lovely

TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2010 9:30PM
Good work with both, Steve, although I do have a preference for V2.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
11 Oct 2010 6:06PM
V2 is my preference, you should definitely upload that one again
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2010 10:56PM
I don't think the blown highlights are a problem in #1: the sparkle makes it special. Smile

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