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Pair of swans



couple of swans black and white

couple of swans black and white
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korentwiddlydtweddle
 
korentwiddlydtweddle April 28, 2014
absolutley stunning paul :)
lucliz PRO+
 
lucliz June 11, 2014
Amazing shot!
sandradickson
 
sandradickson July 02, 2014
Gorgeous.....another masterpiece. :-)
fannyb
 
fannyb July 31, 2014
This is just beautiful.............
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marleecross August 16, 2014
Bravo!! A lovely shot!
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borderlight October 02, 2014
Beautiful. Love the black and white!
paulriddlabarton
paulriddlabarton October 16, 2014
Thank you very much
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this picture on my Canon eos 400d with a standard kit lens 18-5mm, this was at the station yard in Malmesbury Wiltshire on the river avon.
Time
The time of day was early afternoon, I had enjoyed a pleasant walk around the river walk in Malmesbury, I took this freehand with no aids as such.
Lighting
I find that lighting is always key to producing great images. So timing can be everything. Like in this image I used the sun to create the reflection from the water.
Equipment
Canon eos 400 d Canon 18-55mm efs
Inspiration
This is one of my favourite images that I have taken, I was inspired by the swans them selves very friendly and they quite happily let me sit and take their pictures for half an hour. I love taking pictures of swans I find it so calming.
Editing
I use lightroom to edit pictures, I used a basic monochrome filter for this image and liked the outcome. I use monochrome on a lot of images now due to the detail it shows, I find color can deflect from the detail.
In my camera bag
Normally I carry my Canon eos 40 d Canon eos 400 d and my Canon eos 600 d with 18-55mm Canon 70-30mm tamaron uv filter nd filter tripod and monopod.
Feedback
The only advice I can offer is take your time, don't rush anything, and make sure that your shot is timed perfectly, I used to just point and shoot, but I learnt very quickly that placement and timing was everything. If your the patient photographer this is an ideal image to attempt.

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