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March 31, 2013 / viewsfromasmallisland

Swan Launching

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This is a much reduced version of an image of an adult mute swan just launching into the air.  The photo was taken on my local lake.  I try not to post too many swan photos (as I love ’em)  but I wanted something beautiful for Easter Sunday and for me they don’t come much more beautiful than the swan.  I will have a rest from swans for a while now, (promise).



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  1. kenneth mcmillan / Mar 31 2013 9:10 pm

    Very, very nice. I’d always be happy to see more.

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Mar 31 2013 9:15 pm

      Thank you. I think I could start a ‘swan blog’.

      • blosslyn / Mar 31 2013 10:25 pm

        Lovely photo, I too love taking photos of swans, just so beautiful, thank you for sharing this one.

      • viewsfromasmallisland / Mar 31 2013 11:33 pm

        Thank you and you’re welcome.

  2. kiwiskan / Mar 31 2013 11:08 pm

    Post as many of these as you like…

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Mar 31 2013 11:40 pm

      Thank you but I have an awful lot of swan photos. This shot is one of about twelve I took as it started to beat its wings, gain lift and then skim the water. I never tire of taking them. When the weather improves I know I will be out taking more. I am fortunate to have the opportunity on my doorstep to take photos of these and many other wonderful creatures. I am really pleased people seem to enjoy them as much as I do.

  3. Gallivanta / Apr 1 2013 1:36 am

    Very beautiful.

  4. John / Apr 1 2013 2:17 am

    One can never have too many swan photos… especially for those of us who don’t get to see too many in real life…. beautiful capture… I bet it looks wonderful as a larger image too!

  5. restlessjo / Apr 1 2013 4:24 pm

    What a beautiful shot! I’m hopeless at capturing birds in action.

  6. Dina / Apr 2 2013 12:20 am


  7. ailsapm / Apr 2 2013 8:37 am

    Oh this is spectacular, what a graceful and enchanting shot. I love it. xxx Ailsa

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Apr 2 2013 9:02 am

      Thank you very much. It really gives me pleasure when others enjoy the shots I’ve taken and share the joy of such wonderful moments.

      • ailsapm / Apr 2 2013 9:02 am

        I feel exactly the same way 🙂

  8. theINFP / Apr 2 2013 10:55 am

    An awesome shot, I love the reflection in the choppy water 🙂 more swans please!

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Apr 2 2013 12:30 pm

      Thank you very much. I could start a swan blog with the number of swan shots I take. If ever a bird exemplified beauty and power, this is it. I was really pleased that this shot seemed to capture the power of the lift.

  9. wildsherkin / Apr 3 2013 7:35 pm

    Beautifully captured!

  10. mygodmoments / Apr 4 2013 12:27 am

    Birds in flight are beautiful, yet hard to capture. The wing position in your photo captivates me. I can look at this swan for a long time and not tire of it.

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Apr 4 2013 8:31 am

      Thank you. This is one of a sequence I shot as it began beating its wings and then lifted off. I really like the sequence and this one especially.

  11. Sallyann / Apr 4 2013 7:43 am

    Post as many swan pictures as you like, I never get tired of seeing these beautiful birds. 🙂

  12. mcsharry4 / Aug 9 2013 11:25 am

    WOW! amazing photography i would never be able to snap one of the swans just launching! very impressive. if you want to check out our blog on swans then please do! you may just love it!

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