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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 15th March, 2011)

Big Swan

Big Swan
At Pennington Flash.

Photo: Phil Whitehead  (Camera Nikon D90 Lens Sigma 70-200f2.8)
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Comment by: Shirl on 15th March 2011 at 01:03

Doesn't the swan look majestic. Another lovely shot of one of our many beautiful birds.

Comment by: peterp on 15th March 2011 at 07:02

swan should of turned on idiot lad,whats the parents thinking of letting him paddle at the side of a swan.yet another example of no parental control

Comment by: Lee Layland on 15th March 2011 at 07:30

Absolutely fantastic shot, nice one!

Comment by: dot on 15th March 2011 at 07:30

Phil you have certainly caught the moment. With the sun showing the wings of the swan in a very interesting pose, shows all the swans feathers in detail. The boy is looking a little worried as well. With movement by all the birds in the picture. Calming picture of family life at the waters edge. Well done you.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 15th March 2011 at 08:43

The lad's safe, peterp - the swan can't see him. He's wearing camouflage.

Comment by: viv. on 15th March 2011 at 10:34

peterp. I can't see any harm in what the boy is doing, he's just observing. I bet his feet are cold though lol.

Comment by: David on 15th March 2011 at 14:20

I suspect that the boy is not as near to the swan as the photograph would suggest. Using a 'long lens' can often have the effect of compressing the perspective.

Comment by: Sam Mackay on 15th March 2011 at 15:01

Great photo :)I love how you've captured the swan's elegance, great details on the wings!

Looks like a fantastic and popular place to go bird spotting!

I was wondering if you can submit your own photos on Wigan World?

Comment by: Roy H on 15th March 2011 at 16:19

Waiting for a comment from Chuck. It's another bird.
Get your own camera out and gives us something better.

Comment by: tricia on 15th March 2011 at 19:08

Maybe Chuck is out and about taking photos....lolol

Comment by: zoe on 15th March 2011 at 20:39

great photo... looks like the lad is walking on water lol... :)

Comment by: rebian on 15th March 2011 at 21:02

Cracking picture

Comment by: Phil Whitehead on 20th March 2011 at 16:51

If i remember correctly the lad was about 10ft away from the Swan

Comment by: kenee on 21st March 2011 at 16:24

Hold that pose!

It looks like a Liver Bird.

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