Spoilt for choice at Abbotsbury a 600 year old (can you believe it) colony of mute swans in Dorset last summer.. this one’s coy pose caught my eye…

Nikon D60, Nikkor VR 18-200 lens, UV filter

f/5,6, ISO-100, tweaked in PS Els 6.. a bit more than usual… a first go at a bit of selective colour

Comments and processing critique or suggestions most welcome..


ps Yikes! a real shock (and delight of course!!) to see this featured 1/4/10 on the Home Page!!

Cheers and thanks so much for looking

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    absolutely magnificent capture

  • wow thanks kathy – that means a lot! thanks heaps

    – dinghysailor1

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture and detail. Those feathers looks so soft. Stunning immage !!

  • cheers sean but resisted the temptation to sneak one .. they belong to the Queen for use in royal pens I heard…and it’d be off to the Tower..LOL

    – dinghysailor1

  • loiteke
    loitekealmost 5 years ago

    I love it…

  • Naveen  Sharma
    Naveen Sharmaalmost 5 years ago


  • thanks so much my friend

    – dinghysailor1

  • trish725
    trish725almost 5 years ago

    Yes, you’re a swan! A beautiful swan! Great capture!

  • i’m a swan? i’m really a swan..???? lol…


    – dinghysailor1

  • Akkra
    Akkraalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous! It looks so coy, like it’s hiding behind it’s wing :o)

  • thanks yes it so does..lol

    – dinghysailor1

  • monaiman
    monaimanalmost 5 years ago

    haha… Awesome shot Maggie !!

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisalmost 5 years ago

    Love it Maggie, a fantastic capture. You all set for tomorrow?

  • you bet!! get that coffee on .. LOL see you soon (and thanks for the lovely comment! am feeling a bit daring posting this..LOL)

    – dinghysailor1

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 5 years ago

    This is stunning Maggie, very well done…
    See yer tomorrow…

  • really looking forward to it !

    – dinghysailor1

  • julie08
    julie08almost 5 years ago

    Beautiful :)

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