08 March 2013

Black ... or white swans?

It was early morning down by the bay today, and I was hoping for a great snapshot of the black swans.  Don't often get to see them especially close to the shore like this, so a real treat as they were feeding. 

Since I've experienced a swan-chasing episode by being too adventurous and walking right close to the waters edge one time, I heeded caution and stayed respectably back, and also hoping to keep them where they were, rather than paddling out any further. 

Somewhat over-exposed it seems, with too much glare bouncing up off the water?  Was using my little point and shoot on auto.



 
but somehow, I really didn't mind this edited transition, even though they're not black swans any longer.


 and from this
 
 
to this; turning day into night-time (a song?)

18 comments:

Jeanne said...

Carole these black swans are just gorgeous! I have never seen a black swan before! So many amazing birds around you

schöngeist for two said...

wie schön diese Schwänenbilder, es sind Black aber man sieht dass durch die Bearbeitung weisse entsehen können!
Super!

Lieben Gruss Elke

Andrew said...

Lovely images Carole I am so lucky to have some black swans locally.

Joop Zand said...

Both are wonderful Carole.

Greetings, Joop

Montanagirl said...

FABULOUS Swan shots! I like what you did with the photos.

Brian King said...

I like both versions! The original photos are beautiful! I've never seen a Black Swan other than in pictures. Very peaceful shots!

einfachtilda said...

Das sind ja wunderschöne Fotos!!

LG Mathilda ♥

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I like the top silhouette photo then you hit me with the negative at the bottom. That really worked. All my outdoor nature, mushroom, fungi, fern, etc. photos are from the State Park only a mile from my home.

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Carole, I think the edits also very nice.
Greetings Irma

Audrey said...

J adore la premiere photo,tres reussi ;o)

TexWisGirl said...

very cool and creative, carole! :)

Jan Castle said...

Black or white??? Which is which??? Great play with the pictures Carole! TFS...I can now say I have seen a black swan!!

Red Nomad OZ said...

I like the white version! In 2012, Pilchard & I saw one of the few remaining wild populations of mute swans in Australia - but your version is more stark and dramatic!!

Bob Bushell said...

Love the Swans, black or white.

Phil said...

All clever shots Carole. Sorry, I had to smile with visions of you being chased by hooligan swans.

diane b said...

So many all in one place. A good capture even though you think the exposure is wrong. There is nothing wrong with silhouettes. The reverse is a fun shot too.

Lisa Gordon said...

I think these are wonderful, Carole!
I especially love the first and last ones.

Hope you are having a fantastic weekend.

Judy said...

That first image is just breath-taking!! I love it!!!