A rather regal swan drifts down river

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bird, regal, river, royal, swan, water, avian, blue, white, featured work

Photography has been an obsession since I was 13 years old and went off to Italy clutching my mother’s 1940s roll film camera. I’ve been fooling with computers since I bought an Amiga 1000 back in 1985. My first chunky pixelized images were digitized into that machine using a black and white CCTV camera. At last, with today’s software and hardware I feel that I can create the images I see in my mind’s eye. Visit my website at www.PixielatedPixels.com

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Comments

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot….

  • Wow, that was fast, I’m still fixing this one! Nice of you to stop by so soon, I barely got it uploaded. Thanks very much for your nice encouraging comment. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • polly470
    polly470about 4 years ago

    Chris – a classic swan pose, but delivered with your impeccable finish and detail – getting the light right on white feathers is a nightmare – you have managed it!
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  • Yes, I had to play with this for awhile. Still only about 90% happy!! But I figured that if I kept going I would mess it up entirely! I’m very glad you like it, makes it all worthwhile. Thanks very much again for the visit and wonderful compliment.

    – Chris Lord

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 4 years ago
    A superb shot Chris x
  • Hi Irene, glad you dropped in! I am very grateful that you like my swan, thank you so much.

    – Chris Lord

  • patriciapen
    patriciapenabout 4 years ago

    I love this shot… the exposure is bang-on, Chris.. you brought out the fine details while keeping the tones in the feathers and background in perfect balance… fabulous work!

  • Hi Sharon, this one got a “little tweaking” in Photoshop as well! But yes I was pretty close to where I wanted to go with it. Thanks for visiting, your comments are always greatly appreciated. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • bugboobunz
    bugboobunzalmost 4 years ago


    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Pets Need A Hug

  • Alwyn Simple
    Alwyn Simplealmost 4 years ago

    Great detail. I love it.

  • Thanks very much again Alwyn. I greatly appreciate your visit.

    – Chris Lord

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 4 years ago

    October 3, 2010

  • Boy I’ve been so busy I somehow seem to have missed replying on this wonderful feature. It was greatly appreciated however, thank you so much Theresa.

    – Chris Lord

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature, great work and well deserved.

  • Congrats very gratefully received and thank you very much Andrea for your comment. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 4 years ago

    WOW !!! stunning, Well deserved CONGRATS, I love Swans and have several shots in my RB,

  • I was rather pleased with how this one turned out. Swans are such a popular photo op. it’s tough to get a shot to stand out. Thank you very much again Ann for the wonderful compliment here. Hugely appreciated. Cheers

    – Chris Lord

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoover 3 years ago

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