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GRACEFUL SWAN
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There is no question that swans are beautiful and impressive�Early one morning I visited one of our local lakes to watch and take some photographs of these magnificent birds�.I was able to capture this graceful swan coming into land and gliding gently to a halt�.Please enjoy.

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::corngrowth
04/30/10 6:46 PM GMT
It was landing like a mighty water plane Mick.
Beautifully captured at the right moment.
Wonderful post my friend!
Regards, Cornelius.
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::Dunstickin
04/30/10 6:59 PM GMT
Fabulous shot....Nice to be in the right place at the right time eh!...

Helluva composition of light and shades...
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::0930_23
04/30/10 7:07 PM GMT
Love those see through wings Mick. I know you waited until all the elements were in your favor. It is your style.
Excellent per usual.

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.catweasel
04/30/10 9:06 PM GMT
Really atmospheric shot, Mick. Great backlighting on the wings, bright colour on the beak and wonderful rippled reflections.
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.avedeloff
04/30/10 9:28 PM GMT
Very beautiful capture. The lighting and shadowing is amazing.
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.johindes
04/30/10 10:16 PM GMT
What a FANTASTIC shot. This has to be my very favourite swan shot on this site ever!!
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::twinkel
04/30/10 10:38 PM GMT
Amazing lighing on the wings :o)
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Carpe Diem!
::billyoneshot
04/30/10 11:45 PM GMT
Mick this is the best swan shot I have ever seen. I love the gracefullness of it, but the lighting behind his wings really makes this shot.
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::tigger3
04/30/10 11:47 PM GMT
Such a marvelous capture. Love the lighting in this one. Really makes a dramatic effect. ♪ ♫ :)Sandi♪ =^..^=

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.icedancer
05/01/10 12:30 AM GMT
Whoa, this is fantastic capture Mick. Truly outstanding lighting of this graceful swan, such a wonderful dramatic image. Bravo
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.marcaribe
05/01/10 1:07 AM GMT
Great lighting on the Swan Mick...outstanding!
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.flanno2610
05/01/10 1:45 AM GMT
Worth getting up early Mick!
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Logun7
05/01/10 3:01 AM GMT
-((*-::-*))- Magnificent Shot -(( *-::-*))-
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every day is a gift......that's why it's called the present!!
::ro_and
05/01/10 8:52 AM GMT
great moment, when these birds are landing, wonderful picture
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let me keep my eyes open, let me see the beauty
.kindred_spirit
05/01/10 8:57 AM GMT
Great timing. Fantastic capture.
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.roxanapaduraru
05/01/10 9:48 AM GMT
Great picture...I love the way you capture the spread wings! Well done!
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.Susiesun
05/01/10 8:10 PM GMT
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Hello Mick!

10! Without words to describe the perfect beauty in your photo! Wonderful Work! CONGRATULATIONS!
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.Gergie
05/02/10 4:34 AM GMT
I love the light through the wings, outstanding Mick!!!!
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::SEFA
05/02/10 5:24 AM GMT
This is a very beautiful shot of the swan. The lighting is outstanding. Excellent work!
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::allisontaylor
05/03/10 1:49 PM GMT
I too LOVE the light! Both on the wings and contrasting colors. The reflecting wings in the dark water is lovely. Thank you for sharing it. Saved.
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.amishy
05/04/10 2:38 PM GMT
The light coming through the wings is superb as well as the composition! A stunning capture! :)Ami
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.prashanth
05/05/10 7:06 PM GMT
I love the light on this graceful bird. Excellent timing and a great capture.
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.Mannie3
05/06/10 7:03 PM GMT
great shot. good technique and great lighting. thanks for sharing
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::wheedance
05/08/10 12:50 AM GMT
I love swans and I love the light on the wings here! You captured a perfect moment.
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.KT11109
05/14/10 12:11 AM GMT
Stunning lighting! Well done.
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