Heading West

Finally posting a photo taken on the same day!
Just about had time, after my morning swim, to take the river route to work, as the sun was out.

Not really time to stop though, so just took a point and shoot of this swan taking a morning run straight down the river - as they often do. I ususally completely miss this shot, so this one is quite good for me.
You've really caught the wing movement and even have a shimmering reflection in the river. I like the dark water and then the sunlight on the grass beyond the trees Helen. You have a lovely walk to work with scenes like this en-route.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
Super shot! I love the light on the greens in the back and the position of its wings. Such nice light and clarity also. Fav :-)
posted October 3rd, 2017  
A lovely shot, I agree with Ann and Marloes, the light and contrast is beautiful, not to mention the perfect timing!
posted October 3rd, 2017  
Very good focus for this huge flying bird!
posted October 3rd, 2017  
wow! what a beauty. love how they run on water
posted October 3rd, 2017  
Love the way you have caught his wing feathers separating, It's really lovely. I'm struggling at the moment. I've been told off by a fellow for changing dates on photos!!!! I was caught out! I'm trying to get motivated again but it's hard sometimes.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
@janemartin no need to change the dates - just post them anyway. Not everyone can keep up with the daily photo - it is very demanding if you have work to go to. I have given up beating myself about it. The main thing is to feel that some progress is being made. I know your photography has come on greatly over the time I have been following. Im sure you will soon get motivated again, when the sun comes out and you suddenly see something crying out for the camera. Good luck!
posted October 3rd, 2017  
@helenhall thanks Helen!
posted October 3rd, 2017  
@flowerfairyann I am indeed very privileged in being able to take this route to work. I just need to be organised enough to leave an extra 10 minutes, but it is well worth it when I can.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
@maggiemae huge maybe, but I still find it troublesome to respond quickly enough and then track them in order to get them in the frame and in focus. I was in luck today.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
@cruiser yes they stay so close to the water surface - it looks such fun when they land.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
@stimuloog thanks Marloes, there was lovely light this morning.
@suzanne234 timing was good fortune, light and contrast down to nature. I just happened to be there and alert enough to respond for once :)
posted October 3rd, 2017  
Beautiful capture!
posted October 3rd, 2017  
oh now that is a delight, helen. the light and focus on the swan, and that lovely swathe of green in the background
posted October 3rd, 2017  
Beautiful - fav
posted October 4th, 2017  
Amazing capture ... looks like you waited ages for this exact moment!
posted October 4th, 2017  
You caught that perfectly. I love the detail in the wings.
posted October 4th, 2017  
Great shot. Nice timing and light.
posted October 4th, 2017  
Wonderful timing and capture.
posted October 4th, 2017  
Beautiful shot and excellent timing. I love the sunlight on the wings.
posted October 4th, 2017  
Super capture, well contrasted against the dark water. Fav!! 😀
posted October 4th, 2017  
Stunning!
posted October 4th, 2017  
A perfectly timed and absolutely beautiful photo, Helen! What a dream to be able to capture a swan in motion like this! Well done!
posted October 5th, 2017  
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