Swan capture from the River Bure deep in the Norfolk Broads UK.

Sony Alpha + Minolta + Photoshop CS2
Aperture: 5.6
Time: 1/1000
ISO: 100
Focal length: 210.0
Exposure Bias: 0.0
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
Flash: Off

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Text from Wikipedia

Swans, genus Cygnus, are birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks. Swans are grouped with the closely related geese in the subfamily Anserinae where they form the tribe Cygnini. Sometimes, they are considered a distinct subfamily, Cygninae. There are six to seven species of swan in the genus Cygnus; in addition there is another species known as a swan, the Coscoroba Swan, although this species is no longer considered related to the true swans. Swans usually mate for life, though ‘divorce’ does sometimes occur, particularly following nesting failure. The number of eggs in each clutch ranges from three to eight.


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  • Fruitexplosion
    Fruitexplosionover 4 years ago

    Oooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, what fabulous light!!! Sooooooooo gorgeous!!

  • Cheers Marion, was just looking through my old stock and had a play, not my usual stuff, but enjoyed this..

    – Mark Snelling

  • Cadence Gamache
    Cadence Gamacheover 4 years ago


  • Thanks Cadence, been editing some old shots, quite liked how this come out!

    – Mark Snelling

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    Oh Mark this is just beautiful love the tone on this and the little light caught top left. reminds me os Swan Lake as the sun goes down, love the detail on the feathers got to be a fav.

  • Oh wow, thanks Karen, much appreciated your words and fav add :))

    – Mark Snelling

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 4 years ago

    Beautifully done, Mark!! Looks almost monochromatic!

  • Thanks Deb, getting round to pulling my finger out editing, glad you like it, cheers!

    – Mark Snelling

  • Aleksandra Misic
    Aleksandra Misicover 4 years ago

    love it :)

  • Thanks a lot Aleksandra :)

    – Mark Snelling

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Hover 4 years ago

    WOW! is that sunburst added in PS?

  • Thanks a lot, and yes the light added in PS, cheers for stopping by :)

    – Mark Snelling

  • Christie  Moses
    Christie Mosesover 4 years ago

    omgoodness, this is so magical! I just love this image Mark xoxo

  • Thanks Christie, glad you like :)

    – Mark Snelling

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerover 4 years ago

    absolutely gorgeous!

  • Thanks so much Tara :)

    – Mark Snelling

  • StephanieE
    StephanieEover 4 years ago

    very beautiful! love the lighting and the texture!

  • Came out good, glad you like it, cheers!

    – Mark Snelling

  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhiover 4 years ago

    very pretty

  • Thanks very much!!

    – Mark Snelling

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