Saturday, December 5, 2009

Graceful swan


I guess that's a redundant title; swans are pretty much always graceful!

24 comments:

Diane AZ said...

Delightful image, I love those dark squiggly lines in the water!

Ida said...

A piece of art.
Wonderful! :)

ΝΕΦΕΛΕΣ said...

fantastic shot!!!

Gaelyn said...

A very awesome capture Bibi. Love the ripples and reflections, oh and the graceful swan.
There must be 50 birds outside my window at the feeders right now, but too dark for a photo. It's like being at a high school dance. Going to get cold tonight.

Julie said...

This is such a beautiful phototgraph, Bibi, made even moreso by the change to B&W. The ripples add a modernistic feel to the reflections of the twigs and leaves overhead.

Amazing just how white the swan is ... and graceful.

Kim said...

Swans may always seem graceful, but your photo of this one is really outstanding. I like your black and white take on it. The reflections are haunting.
-Kim

Alexandra Einstein said...

Swan - always thinking of love....

Alexa said...

Hey, we both posted a swan for this! Love yours, especially in b&w.

Lily Hydrangea said...

oooh, this is so pretty Bibi! the B& W is a great idea.

Serendipity said...

Beautiful. I love the leaves on the surface of the water.

Carolyn Ford said...

Beautiful swan reflection. The floating leaves and other reflections add so much more!

bfarr said...

Except when they are chasing you : ) Nice shot.

Grace and Bradley said...

So elegant and graceful, wonderful shot.

Tash said...

Amazing and outstanding photograph! Everything Kim said and the leaves floating in the water seem part of the reflection and then not.

Jacob said...

This is one of the nicest "swan" photos I've seen, Bibi! Everything works! A delight to the eyes!

Chuck Pefley said...

Better title than "Ugly Duckling" -:) Nice in BW!

Dimple said...

Swans are graceful, but this shot is more than that--the reflections make a tapestry behind the swan which is studded with leaf-jewels and changes with the ripples. Beautiful!

Louis la Vache said...

A fine capture of an image that called for black and white instead of color!

mbkatc230 said...

The swan is beautiful and the reflection is great. But this is just a fantastic shot, plain and simple. This is definitely "frame worthy" Kathy

marley said...

Really nice black and white Bibi.

Jilly said...

Oh yeeeeeeeees, really LOVE this image, Bibi.

Virginia said...

Gorgeous monochrome and the reflection is just dreamy Bibi!
V

Paula said...

She's a princess. I like everything about this photo, Bibi.

Ann said...

swans in New Zealand are black and a longer neck.