Sunday, 27 October 2013

Blowing Bubbles

Lumix GH3. 100-300mm lens. 250mm(500) 1/2500 at f5.3. ISO400

Its a Mute Swan feeding on weed under the surface of shallow water and blowing bubbles in the process.


A few Mute Swan portraits.




Lumix GH3. 35-100mm lens. 100mm(200) 1/1000 at f4.5. ISO200


I was in the wrong place to get the 'heart shape' correctly on this occasion. Something you would normally see in the Springtime, but this pair were in open water with other Mutes close by, so it was a form of greeting and commitment, rather than what it usually means.




36 comments:

  1. a lovely series Roy; the mute swans are very photogenic, also like your latest header image

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  2. HI Roy These are fantastic photographs of Swan studies. I know why i cannot get shots like these as youhave a wondeful long lens.

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    1. Thanks Margaret.
      The first two I took with a 100-300mm f5.6 (which equates to a 200-600mm in DSLR terms).
      The rest were with a 35-100mm f2.8 (which equates to a 70-200mm 2.8 in DSLR terms).

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  3. I so love swans; such lovely photos ... :0)

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  4. Very elegant! Yet on a funny note, the title made me laugh, reminded me of a joke by Brudda IZ from Hawaii. Beautiful photos, Roy.

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    1. Thanks Kathryn.
      Is it a clean joke.{:))

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  5. Some beautiful shots there. Stunning birds!

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  6. Hey Roy... Nice shots , I especially like the last one it is beautiful!!

    Grace

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  7. Lovely photographs Roy. Swans are such beautiful elegant birds even when they are blowing bubbles:)

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  8. Superb photos. I love the photos of the Swan blowing bubbles.

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  9. Really love the side on shots with the raised wings. I dont think I paid enough attention to these beautiful birds when I lived in London!

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  10. Great set of images Roy... the first two remind me of bath time!......sorry!

    So graceful and elegant, they always make for a good photo opportunity...[;o)

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  11. Beautiful and interesting pics Roy :-)

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  12. Hi Roy

    These are lovely swan photos they can look so angelic at times.

    Regards
    Guy

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    1. Thanks Guy, their behaviour isn't quite so angelic.{:))

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  13. Just yesterday I was trying to take a decent shot of swans we found swimming on a pond near here, it wasn't easy at all... This is a beautiful series and most of all I love the last photo where the swans look magnificent and resemble a royal pair. The green shade of the water looks quite unusual and impressive in the photo. I'm enchanted... :)

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  14. Just stunning Roy. Off to look at the Starlings now....

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  15. Great series Roy!
    These swans are magnificent, it is always quite a sight to watch them in spring!
    Unfortunately we have very few around where I live.
    You last pis is top!
    Cheers!

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    1. Thanks Noushka, yes but you do have pink Flamingos though.{:))

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  16. Great these pictures of the swans but the bubbling swans are really gorgeous!

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  17. Just beautiful Roy! A couple of them look like paintings!

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