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Whilst walking around Stodmarsh Nature Reserve, just outside Canterbury,Kent,U.K., I spotted this pair of swans busy preening themselves in a quiet corner of the marsh; under cover of a dense tree canopy. It was quite dark around them, but fortunately they were lit by some sunlight filtering through.
Canon 20D
Canon 70-200mm@200
In Photoshop,I cropped slightly,tweaked the levels and added a bit of radial blur to enhance the focus on the two swans.
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I started my working life in a press agency called Central Press Photos. After learning my trade in Fleet Street, I moved into more commercial and architectual work. I have also spent many a saturday chasing from one wedding to another. These days I photograph anything that takes my eye.

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  • Neil Ross
    Neil Rossover 3 years ago

    A magical photo Geoff. Beautifully done :-)

  • Many thanks Neil, glad you like it :-)

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Geoff Carpenter
    Geoff Carpenterover 3 years ago

  • Dennis Stewart
  • Thanks for the banner:-)

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 3 years ago

    9/20/10 one a day

  • Thanks for the banner Karen :-)

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 3 years ago

    Super shot Geoff. This is spooky – I was there Saturday pm – when did you take this?

  • Hi Bob, I was there Sunday am., got there about 11am.

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Ann J. Sagel
    Ann J. Sagelover 3 years ago

  • Many thanks for the much appreciated feature and the great banner!

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 3 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful Geoff.

  • Many thanks Lynne :-)

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture

  • Many thanks Meeli :-)

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Robert Taylor
    Robert Taylorover 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured Geoff…….

  • Many thanks Robert.

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Geno Rugh
    Geno Rughabout 3 years ago

    Outstanding work

  • Many thanks Kangerugh and for the fave!

    – Geoff Carpenter

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