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Ready for Take-Off 2

Ready for Take-Off 2
Copyright ©2005, Fonzy -
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The swan has over 25,000 feathers on its body, easy to make a a godd lift-off.

Photographer: Fonzy -
Folder: My Birds 2005
Uploaded: 19-Jun-2005 23:49 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E1
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Lens: ZD 14-54 mm
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ISO: 200
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Great shot Fons - you are so right - we can get great shots!!

Bevellee Bryceson at 05:30 CEST on 20-Jun-2005 [Reply]


Good use of reflextions and backlight. Perfect composition. Interesting subject.

Piero Magnani at 10:13 CEST on 20-Jun-2005 [Reply]

Take off 2

Thanks Bevellee, Glad I was that I had my camera with me and was able to make this shot. I was waiting to make an other shot when it would airborn but the Swan did not get an off lift and after a long run it staid in the water.

Fonzy - at 10:33 CEST on 20-Jun-2005 [Reply]


Thanks Piero, yes the backlight and reflection turned out good , I like it also very much. Thanks for viewing and your comment.

Fonzy - at 10:35 CEST on 20-Jun-2005 [Reply]


Nice picture Fons, backlighting makes the shot, you were lucky to have a position looking straight down the water at the approaching bird.

Phil Battersby at 09:20 CEST on 21-Jun-2005 [Reply]


Thanks Phil, We have some water running behind our house, there are two couples of Swans. One couple has offspring and the other don?t. As soon as the two couples get to close the get very upset and displaying it with hard running and clapping the wings very hard on the surface off the water. Have seen it a few times but was always to late to get a decent shot. Finally I was there on the right time and location. Sometimes you have to be lucky to get a decent shot. Anyway thanks for viewing and your comment.

Fonzy - at 09:30 CEST on 21-Jun-2005 [Reply]

Fantastic !!!

Fantastic shot with superb timming here Fons, I can even see the feet of the bird just barely skimming the water surface before actual take-off.

Kerland Elder at 01:47 CEST on 22-Jun-2005 [Reply]


Tanks very much Kerland, hope to shoot some more from this beautiful Swan that is swimming arround behind our house.

Fonzy - at 19:27 CEST on 22-Jun-2005 [Reply]


Nice lighting on a great shot. Ken

Ken Green at 11:05 CEST on 08-Aug-2005 [Reply]


Thanks very much Ken for your comment on the Ready for take off picture... Due off the backlight it made this image as it is. Best Regards,

Fonzy - at 11:44 CEST on 08-Aug-2005 [Reply]