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Pair of mute swans affirming there partnership

Pair of mute swans affirming there partnership
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leejonesabrahamsen
 
leejonesabrahamsen April 14, 2016
beautiful, and excellent depth.
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson April 22, 2016
Simply stunning. Congratulations on this capture.
heathermckinney
 
heathermckinney November 07, 2016
I absolutely love this image.....it is simply stunning.....thank you for sharing ????????
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 February 27, 2017
So beautiful. Congratulations on your award.
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cyndimccoun March 25, 2017
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this on the Grand union canal in the village of Cosgrove
Time
Taken in the early hours of the morning as I was going to work.
Lighting
I was quite lucky with the lighting as the birds were lit by a sunbeam while they were in the shade of the trees so it didn't take much to get the above result!
Equipment
At the time I had a Canon 7D and was using a 100 - 400 Canon lens. Taken without a tripod, as with most of my pictures, I like to take them handheld
Inspiration
Purely for the beauty of the subject, and the lighting.
Editing
Very little processing was involved in this shot, all I had to do was increase the contrast to darken the background.
In my camera bag
That depends on where I am going and what I want to do. If I am just out for a walk round the aria looking for the local wildlife, then I take my Canon 5D with the Canon 100-400 lens. For macro I take my Canon 70D with the Canon 100 mm macro lens. If I'm on a trip, I will take both cameras. I don't like to have to much with me as I've got to carry it!
Feedback
Always use spot metering when you are taking a shot of a white bird otherwise you will probably over expose the subject. Lighting is, important, especially with something like this shot. I waited till the two birds went under the trees on the bank of the canal, this gave me the dark background for the shot, and then waited a short while for the sun to hit them fully. Mostly, be ready, you never know what you will see!

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