Swans

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Darren Turner, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Darren Turner

    Darren Turner XProPhotographer

    I went to feed the ducks, swans & geese at a local country park, it was a nice yet cold foggy day. O and i am petrified of swans........especially the 200+ that were heading my way as i gingerly tried to break some bread up in the bag to feed them.........!!

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    Lovey Ducks Aint They..........

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    Fighting Time........now to say this look viscous is an understatement........
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    Me & Nephew Trying To Pose, 1.) i was panicking as my sister had my camera & 2.) i was very nervous of them dam nasty white swans that were still fighting as above...
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    kyle my nephew looks petrified.........haha

    had a right hard time with bright sunlight on swans.........good old cs4 helped me out there......

    Daz
     
  2. Glen Roberts

    Glen Roberts Well-Known Member

    Swans can be a bit tricky when it's a sunny day, I've lost count how many shots I've messed up by over exposing the swans:eek:.

    You got some great shots of the fight there, did you use the 70-200mm???
     
  3. Darren Turner

    Darren Turner XProPhotographer

    cheers glen, i took about 30 pics of them fighting at various stages these were probably the best of the bunch.

    Yes the "70-200mm F2.8 IS" yet again................if you can fall in love with a lens...........then i have done so truly madly deeply.......hahaha

    Daz
     
  4. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    I like the 2nd shot as you are drawn to the swans eye first. The others are good poses but having the eye in focus tends to really make animal shots. I find swans difficult to photograph well because they have small, dark beady eyes and large white bodies which makes it hard to get both exposed well. In the first shot anyone would think they were killer swans from Mars of something from the expression on your face.
     

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