Beginning Photography

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Signet and Swan

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Wildlife photography is still untested water for me. Limited as I am to a 55mm lens it’s not easy to get close enough to anything that can move away. Wandering around the iced lake a couple of days ago however I thought I had the perfect opportunity, 4 swans, 2 adults and 2 signets came flying in and after a bit of a crash landing were fairly close to the bank. Not quite as close as I would have liked, but I managed to get the following.

This first one is my favourite, the detail in the wings is fantastic. In fact, it’s so good I’m going to post a crop to show you 😀

The second one is an example of my frustration. I would have loved to isolate a single swan against the dark blue of the ice, but couldn’t get there. Then again, a nice image is a nice image even if it’s not the one you were after.


Written by James

December 28, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Posted in Photography, Photos

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