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

World Photography Day

I know… Two birdy posts in a row… Well, as it’s apparently World Photography Day, I figured what better opportunity to dust off one of my very own personal favourite photo’s ever taken by me… back in 2006… and as much as I hate to admit it, with an *ahem* Nikon… S’cuse me !!… An old E8700 semi compact… (Actually, it is a real good little camera, even now, just don’t tell anyone I admitted that… ‘k)… BUT, if you look at this one large, and compare it to my previous Red Tailed Hawk viewed large… Well, you’ll see the “real” difference between this old shot, and what I’m using now.. ;)

NO !!.. You Can't Have a Straw... Do it like this...


33 responses

  1. I can see why this is a favorite of yours! Everything about it is excellent!

    August 19, 2011 at 8:44 pm

  2. Too nice, F.S.! What form on that dive (and that little guy is pretty darn cute, too)! You really stuck the landing on this one, sir! Very nice!

    August 19, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    • Thanks so much SIG, definitely a case of right place right time with this one I think..

      August 22, 2011 at 6:28 pm

  3. No wonder it’s one of your favorites – it’s fantastic!!

    August 19, 2011 at 10:31 pm

  4. aswirly

    Oh yes, I remember this one well. An FS classic! It’s super. That fuzzy widdle ducking, um, swanling? is sooooooo cute! :))) Is it really world photography day?

    August 20, 2011 at 7:30 am

    • Cygnet would be the word you are looking for! :-)

      August 21, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    • Haha… Thanks A, and yes… Cygnet indeed… CMG knows this stuff dontchaknow, as does Karma… :)

      August 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm

  5. Absolutely stunning! How nice for the pretty birds to pose so elegantly for you!

    August 20, 2011 at 3:46 pm

  6. Gina

    This is a beauty of a shot B. Back from when you had better taste in equipment to be sure ;)

    Maybe I’ll be shooting again when the next WPD rolls around!! One can hope. Glad you shared this one. Deserves it’s place at the top of your fave list.

    August 20, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    • Pah !!… lol… This was back from when I didn’t know any better… ;)
      Thanks G… :)

      August 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm

  7. Beautiful! I can see why it’s your favorite.
    I had no idea that it was world photography day…. haven’t even picked up my camera in a while (unless you count yesterday, when I picked it up off my desk and stuck it in the camera bag ;-) )

    August 21, 2011 at 11:58 am

    • I had no idea either, until I saw it somewhere else.. lol.. and I’m guessing you still have plenty shots in reserve from your recent vacation… Thanks Michaela.. :)

      August 22, 2011 at 6:34 pm

  8. Brilliant! Love this, the arch of the swan’s wings and the perfect positioning of the little cygnet.

    August 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    • Thanks JP… I don’t have many long term favourites, but I too just loved how this one worked out so well..

      August 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm

  9. Val

    Ohhh, this is gorgeous! :)

    August 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm

  10. So sweet, I love it! No wonder it is a favorite. Helps you not to think about what nasty things swans can actually be! ;-)

    August 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    • Haha, yeah and they can be even worse with cygnets in tow… but luckily this one wasn’t at all bothered… Thanks Karen..

      August 22, 2011 at 6:37 pm

  11. This is a gorgeous shot! I can see why it would be a favourite. Love your captioning too. Perfect. :)

    August 21, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    • Thanks so much Robin… It had to be done.. ;)

      August 22, 2011 at 6:37 pm

  12. Chloe [Photographer]


    August 22, 2011 at 12:36 am

  13. Such a wonderful capture, Brian, no wonder it is one of your favorite. And about your gear, you know what they say? It’s not the camera you made the picture, it’s the person behind it. When I changed my camera, last winter, I wasn’t really satisfy with the result, until I learned all the options. I think a compact can take great picture, if you have great vision. ;) This one is simply gorgeous!

    August 24, 2011 at 1:59 am

    • Thank you so much Anna.. I’m not entirely sure if it was skill, or maybe just pure luck… lol… but hopefully there’s some truth in what you say…. :D

      August 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

  14. I think your hawk photos are excellent, but this is over the top, Brian. I could stare at this for hours. It would be, blown up or whatever they do and on my wall in not time!
    I think it has to do with the white and then the fact that I am a Mother and a Grandma and it tells a story. …then I get all caught up in the reflection. WOW!

    August 26, 2011 at 12:05 am

    • Thank you so very much Leslie…. That’s quite the compliment for sure… It’s always been a fave of mine… :D

      August 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm

  15. Thanks. this is so touching picture. I love it.

    September 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    • Thank you so much.. I’m glad you like it.. :)

      September 4, 2011 at 11:46 am

  16. A really wonderful moment! Great shot!

    January 8, 2014 at 7:38 pm

  17. Reblogged this on mohdazlanblog and commented:

    February 18, 2014 at 3:35 am

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