E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Blowing in the wind

Blowing in the wind

A swan at Hatchett Pond, near Beaulieu. As you can see, it was very windy and quite dark.

The picture was taken with a Dimage z5.

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This picture isn't the end of my "week or so" of bird pictures, although it's probably my favourite.

This is the first time I've had a 'theme' but there were quite a few pictures I wanted to share and see what you think, and what might be done to improve them 'for next time'.
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Thank you for taking the time to look at my pictures, and to write a comment telling me what you think.

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Blowing in the wind

A swan at Hatchett Pond, near Beaulieu. As you can see, it was very windy and quite dark.

The picture was taken with a Dimage z5.

...........

This picture isn't the end of my "week or so" of bird pictures, although it's probably my favourite.

This is the first time I've had a 'theme' but there were quite a few pictures I wanted to share and see what you think, and what might be done to improve them 'for next time'.
..........

Thank you for taking the time to look at my pictures, and to write a comment telling me what you think.

.....
I'm sorry about the anti-spam code. I edited my profile and the code turned itself on, I can't find any way of turning it off.
.....

If you have time, please visit my vfxy
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comments (19)

  • amira
  • Canada
  • 16 Mar 2007, 00:17
It is an amazing picture. I fully understand why it is your favourite.
It looks so fluffy and soft.
  • Mia
  • 16 Mar 2007, 00:34
Look at all those feathers! Lovely capture Ellie smile There are very few shots of birds out there that look this good with them not looking at the camera (actually, showing you their behind...)
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 16 Mar 2007, 01:34
Awww. Her feathers are really ruffled, Ellie! And is she looking at you askance because she's a bit embarrassed? How often do we see swans other than totally graceful and "put-together!" Yes, this would be my favorite as well. smile
  • Larry
  • 16 Mar 2007, 01:51
I too like the unkemptness (is that a word?) of the swan, along with that wonderfully dark and textured water.
EJWilkins: If it isn't a word then it should be! smile
Nice one too Ellie. I like this frame too !
very fluffy !!! I haven't seen a swan like this, very good Ellie
EJWilkins: I hadn't seem them like this before, but then it was an incredibly windy day. Neither swan seemed particularly bothered by the weather though.
The smooth gracefullness of the swan gives way to the new fluffy version .LOL .Nice picture !!!
Would this be called, "blowing the stink off?"

Even looking at the water, I can feel the wind.
EJWilkins: Yes Mary, looking at it brings memories of a very stormy and dark day, but with this gem of a scene to make things right. smile
great angle,
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Mar 2007, 12:05
Hmmm! tail-wind. I suppose the swan gets blown along when wind disturbs its feather this way? Water looks great in this low light.
This is another very nice swan picture. Even a swan should be cold if the wind gets under its coat, but this one doesn't look it. Well spotted, Ellie!
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Beautifully captured- that makes him look so fluffy.
Dont think I've seen a ruffled swan before, well caught Ellie smile
EJWilkins: I hadn't either Chris, which is another reason for this picture to be quite special. smile
Ooh, what a lovely rear view of a swan. I love the movement in the feathers. Super composition.
Oh, they are even whiter underneath. It's an interesting view.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Mar 2007, 18:33
If ... if the swan turned its head just a little more to the left it would have been perfect. The pic is a bit on the dark side, but i guess it goes with the windy mood.

In general it is a very good pic.
EJWilkins: Dark, because it was. And, oh, wouldn't it be so nice to be able to tell the swan how to pose for the camera wink
  • Ngozi
  • 24 Mar 2007, 04:05
Yeah I'm not crazy about the anti-spam code either. It turned itself on on mine too. I honestly think it discourages some folks from leaving comments.

Back to the photo, looks like this young lady is flashing us thanks to the wind lol. I cracked up when I saw it 'cos I thought or Marilyn Monroe in her white dress over the vents hahahaha.

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