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A Game of Swans at Lincoln.............! by Roy  Massicks

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A large game (group) of Swans on the river Witham at Lincoln in Lincolnshire, England. Taken by my wife Heather from the canal narrowboat ‘Skye’ on our way to Boston. To get there we had to pass close to New York – all places named long before their American counterparts.
The River Witham is a delightful place to see all kinds of wildlife. I saw deer in the fields, a badger and a fox along with many birds.
The stone bridge in the background is the Glory Hole, one of the oldest bridges in the UK.

Fuji S5000 at 17.2mm, 1/280, f/4.6, iso160, manual.


swans, group, game, glory hole, river witham, lincoln, lincolnshire, england, uk


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 2 years ago

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98almost 2 years ago

    What a great photo by Heather. Have you ever stopped to count how many swans are in this group? After living with black swans for 40+ years it’s a real joy to see proper white ones again!
    Take care

  • Thank you Peter – I can count 37 Swans, one Duck and one ’ Old Boiler Chook ’ typing this message……Oh, OUCH Heather, that hurt ! Heather here Peter, thank you very much for your lovely comments on my photo and the whack serves him right……ha ha !

    – Roy Massicks

  • lynn carter
    lynn carteralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot, well done Heather, would like to visit there sometime xx

  • Thank you so much Lynn – it’s a lovely city to visit but you must also see Boston, it’s a great place. The only reason I took this photo was ’ him in charge ’ was driving so I shot forward to take the photo ! I’m no photographer though. Heather

    – Roy Massicks

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekalmost 2 years ago

    Kudos to Heather ~ lovely scene and capture … have never been to Lincolnshire ~ looks nice there :)

  • Thank you Susie – as I said to Lynn – you must go and see Lincoln and Boston. There is also a road sign between Lincoln and Boston, close to the RAF Base Conningsby that says ’ Boston so many miles New York so many miles ’ a well photographed signpost. Finally, RAF Conningsby is the home of the ’ Battle of Britain ’ wing and has all those lovely old aircraft open to the public. You can sometimes see them flying as Roy and I did. Heather

    – Roy Massicks

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...almost 2 years ago


  • Many thanks Vicki – wondererful to receive a feature.

    – Roy Massicks

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 2 years ago

    WoW !..Watch out Roy ! ..Beautiful work Heather – Love it xx

  • Thank you so much Gail – I don’t often pick up the camera, Roy usually has it ! He was driving the boat at the time and I thought they were too lovely to not take one. Heather

    – Roy Massicks

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...almost 2 years ago

    wow, what a shot! I never saw so many:))

  • Thank you Tereza – we were quite amazed to see so many in one place too !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Rita Blom
    Rita Blomalmost 2 years ago

    A great shot, love all the white swans, I have never really got used to black ones! Love the way you lined it up through the arches Heather. The swans go on forever & I can just see the Elizabethan building above the bridge. I didn’t see enough of England when I lived there. A fave for me!

  • Many thans Rita ( from Heather ) We have had three trips to UK and we love it. That bridge with the houses on it, the Glory Hole – so named because in the early days, if a body was thrown into the river it finished up there ! Bit gory so that’s what it should have been named !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 2 years ago

    Never seen so many at once, great find mate.

  • Thank you Colin – actually this is one of Heather’s pictures, I was busy driving the boat !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Thank you also for my first favourite Colin. Heather

    – Roy Massicks

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 2 years ago

    Heather needs a login of her own if she has many more like this beauty.

  • I have told her that and even offered my spare camera.

    – Roy Massicks

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