Big Swan by Phil Whitehead (Camera Nikon D90 Lens Sigma 70-200f2.8)
At Pennington Flash.
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
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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