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  1. Kodiak Qc

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    In a live conversation with @BillN_33 , he suggested I consider
    starting a Swan thread.

    I have to admit that his communal bird thread is a blast of fun
    with a couple of bird knowledgeable folks and a fair amount of
    groovy shooters… many of them improving very fast as I saw.

    https://www.talkphotography.co.uk/t...u-seen-today-–-communal-thread-i-hope.608346/

    So, ok! Herewith, I start a Swan thread that I hope will be, as
    Bill's bird thread, a communal Swans thread.
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    Unfortunately, I have little time (and even less access) to shoot
    wildlife subjects to my heart's content. The best I can do is to go
    to the near by marsh and take what I can.

    After noticing I was visiting the marsh quite often and always for
    a quite short time at each visit, some one asked me:
    —"…you must have enough of the same birds by now, aren't you
    tired of them?"— My answer was: "You'd be right bloody well right
    if I was shooting birds, I am shooting not the birds but the light
    that falls on them… and this is ever changing, stimulating, exciting.

    [​IMG]
     
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    here's one from me taken about a year ago in the UK

    Don't seem to be too many in France - maybe they eat them

    I suppose it's a male - or he is a male

    [​IMG]
     
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    I must remember to buy those RATO packs tomorrow...

    [​IMG]

    :)
     
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    Cool! I don't see these yellow faces at the marsh!
    Do you know their name, Steve?

    I think you could recover some highlights here!
     
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    Taken a few days ago at one of the local salt marshes in East Kent.
    I've recently taken an interest in bird photography - not easy at all, and I've not seen too many Swans on the marsh.

    [​IMG]March 25 2017 Oare Marshes
     
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    …big bump on the face and vivid orange…

    Though not yet in full maturity, it is a male, Bill!
     
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    what sex is this one Daniel?

    [​IMG]
     
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    …you got me with my pants down! ;-)
     
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    ??????
     
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    This is one I have always liked

    "am I a swan?"

    [​IMG]
     
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    A juvenile enjoying the late afternoon Sun.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I fear something went wrong in the processing
    of that file, Norm, could we see an untouched
    version of it?
     
  18. Kodiak Qc

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    …but it is a scene I never get cause the marsh
    in is a woodland. The only way the swans may
    get to land is to fly away… I don't know where. :(
     
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    Since you got them unearthed, maybe it's your
    chance to revisit the PP as your take are worth it.
     
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    Are you trying to "ignite" the discussion, Terry? ;-)
     
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    I thought it "matched" the description perfectly. Certainly enough to "strike" up a conversation I "wood" have thought.
     
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    One day, I will have that kind of verve in english…
    for now, you win! … by 5 miles!
     
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    ET moi aussi en francais Mon ami.
    A bientot!
     
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    …better get back home before it's too dark!

    [​IMG]
     
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    What means "photobombed" in this case?


    This kinda of fellow is not to be seen at the marsh…
    I would like very much to study a black swan instead
    of the now too predictable white one… I imagine they
    must be quite difficult under given lights!
     
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    'Photobombed' is taking a picture of one subject. and another gets in on the act either purposely or accidentally!
     
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    … so the Mallard is photobombed in this case! Thanks.
     
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    Not quite, the Mallard is the 'Photobomber' the Swan has been 'Photobombed'
     
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    Gotcha! ;-)
     
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    Your female swan, Mark, seems to be doing it for hygiene reasons
    as this boy is doing it for PLEASURE!


    [​IMG]
     
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    I wouldn't have shared this one if it wasn't for the Swan thread. ;)

    [​IMG]
    Swan
    by Andy Aveyard, on Flickr
     
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    It's an old shot from me but one I've always liked :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    That would have been a shame cause it is very nice!
     
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    Twin-headed Bewick Swan.....

    IMG_0163-2.JPG

    A distant "record" shot :)

    Russ
     
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    How did you offend it?

    Cool take!
     
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