The camera never lies… Or does it !?!?…

Just Another Castle…

Oh, and a few birds thrown in for good measure too… as you know we do love our birds… Especially our Ladybirds !!… ;)

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31 responses

  1. Just FYI…me no see any ladybugs in this pic (if ya didn’t know). As for the shot itself…quite a lovely scene you’ve captured. Swans always look so regal so it only seems fitting to have one in the foreground of a castle shot :)

    Good one B!

    April 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    • LOL… Can’t you see her in the bush on the other side of the moat ???… Wanna borrow my glasses ???… ;)
      Anyways, fYi… The ladyBIRD is in hiding, as everyone (but me) keeps getting her name wrong, and she’s very upset by this lack of respect for the queens english… innit !!… ;)

      April 5, 2011 at 5:52 pm

  2. Avital Pinnick

    Nice castle. Can hardly wait to see what you do for the royal wedding. ;-) (Just kidding!)

    April 5, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    • Lol… Funnily enough they must have misplaced my invite !!!… Thanks Avital..

      April 5, 2011 at 5:54 pm

      • Avital Pinnick

        Their loss. They’ll be really sorry when they look at their wedding album, shake their heads, and say, “We could have hired the Slug!” ;-)

        That is a beautiful shot. I like how you caught the swan in a patch of light and managed to get some details without blowing out the highlights completely.

        April 5, 2011 at 6:17 pm

        • Lol… I have a feeling they’ll have enough photographers without my help… ;)

          April 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm

  3. Man, that’s either one GIGANTIC swan or one teeny-tiny castle! ;-)

    April 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    • Haha.. Well he was quite large, and when he started checking out my lens at point blank range I thought it wise to leave him alone.. It’s amazing how close they can get without you realizing, when you’re hidden behind a wide angle lens…

      April 5, 2011 at 7:30 pm

  4. I think you should send the Royal coule a letter and suggest they invite you ;-)

    Nice castle… but for the last time, they’re ladyBUGS! THIS is a ladyBIRD: http://michaelab.zenfolio.com/randomstuff/h6858369#h6858369
    (borrowed your photo, hope you don’t mind)

    April 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    • LMAO… Yeah ok, I’ll admit that does look very much like a Ladybird… That’s hilarious Michaela… :D

      April 5, 2011 at 7:32 pm

  5. I wonder what type of magical spell you cast over these animals to make them pose so nicely for you!
    LOL Michaela – good one!
    BTW – no Ladybirds or bugs or what-have-you for the “bonus” on the scavenger hunt! ;-)

    April 5, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    • No magic spell involved, I think it was probably the smell that numbed their senses… ;)
      And you may “think” there’s no ladybirds in the hunt, but I’m sure I can use a bit of creative license if I put my mind to it… ;)

      April 6, 2011 at 5:09 pm

  6. Did you lure that swan with a tasty bounty? It’s being quite brave. Perhaps the the problem is that the other side of the moat has been overrun with bugs. Wonderful image!

    April 5, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    • Haha… I’m not sure IT was being brave.. Have you seen how vicious they can be ???.. lol.. Cheers Sean..

      April 6, 2011 at 5:19 pm

  7. Val Erde

    The ladyBIRD’s been eaten by the swan, that’s why people can’t see it, Brian!
    ;)
    Love the photo, particularly the perspective of the swan in the foreground.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    • I thought it was the spider who swallowed a fly !!… lol.. Thanks Val..

      April 6, 2011 at 5:19 pm

  8. so very nice :-)

    April 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm

  9. Beautiful shot Brian!! Love the clouds too! We don’t have swan here, in Canada, those birds are really graceful. Are the birds in the back it’s babies?

    April 6, 2011 at 12:42 am

    • You’re right.. I LOVE Swans, as they are most definitely a very elegant looking bird… The birds in the background though aren’t cygnets though, they are actually full grown (nosey) coots… Thanks Anne… :)

      April 6, 2011 at 5:23 pm

  10. troy

    Splenderful! I was going to use wonderful but then thought splendid might be not so over the top-ish …so I decided splenderful.

    ‘Nice picture’ probably works just as well -lol.

    April 6, 2011 at 1:13 am

    • LOL… I’m glad it’s not just me that makes words up… Thanks Troy…

      April 6, 2011 at 5:28 pm

  11. aswirly

    I’m always a fan of your swan and castle shots. You gotta have swans at a castle!! I love how 3D this looks. Really cool B! Although, I must point out that I am seeing NO ladyBUGS here. None at all… nope. ;)

    April 7, 2011 at 12:39 am

    • Well you sure have gotta love swans eh, and castles too… Well, real castles at least… lol… Thanks so much A… ;)

      April 13, 2011 at 6:23 pm

  12. Love that sky, Brian. I also like the touch of the foreground goose. Pictured with this perspective, it dominates the castle. :) I like that.

    April 7, 2011 at 1:14 am

    • Thanks so much Leslie.. It’s actually a swan, but easy to confuse the two if they’re not native to your area… Glad you like it though, as it was intended to be the main focus with the castle as just the backdrop…

      April 13, 2011 at 6:26 pm

  13. Love this picture! Really nice with the castle and the birds :)

    April 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    • Thanks so much YP… The two certainly do go well together I think…

      April 13, 2011 at 6:27 pm

  14. I give in- where? :-)

    April 10, 2011 at 7:22 pm

  15. Fantastic picture!

    April 10, 2011 at 9:12 pm

  16. Ha ha, you got style.
    I like this shot.
    Cant have been an easy one

    April 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm

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