Elegance ~ (Please Open)

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Comments (18)

geryvonne.ch on January 26, 2011


Mick@kins on January 27, 2011

I must say you are good Karen, Like alot! All the best from Kamloops, Canada (expat) Mick

HUANG Xin on January 27, 2011

WOW! YS+LIKE! Greetings from China, Xin

Karen James on January 27, 2011

Many many thanks all for your kind praise, gery35, ~ Cris ~ Mick ~ Xin the sun started to break through and as this swan was swimming by, he started to open his wings a little, to me this was a golden opportunity, so I waited and waited, for him to open them again, after awhile I nearly gave up as the sun was going down, he opened his wings again, as his passed the glowing waters, this is what I wanted, I might try again soon, thank you Cris for opening this, you see more detail and of course the water droplets as you did:))thank you for the likes and YS I always appreciate them.

Warm Wishes,


ღ Dominique Rolland on January 27, 2011

Adorable et Jolie

Merci Beaucoup

En toute Amitié


Giovanni Sottile on January 27, 2011

Elegante e il dettaglio è incredibile! complimenti :::LK::: saluti Giovanni

Nick Weall on January 27, 2011

Wow ~ you captured a real winner here Karen there is such beautiful detail when you fully enlarge the shot ~ great light, colours and reflection too. I love the little pearls upon the swan here and there ~ a Golden Star and like plus a gold medal if there was one to give :)) ~ Warm wishes to you ~ nick

Peter_private_box on January 27, 2011

Hi Karen,

Wow, and Wow again!! Nick beat me to it!!

Yes, it is a brilliantly put together shot, and like Nick says, the detail when seen big size is amazing. Of course we like it!! The whole series of these swan pictures is fantastic.

Best Wishes Peter

Johann Hartl on January 28, 2011

Fantastic pictures.

Regards, Hans

Karen James on January 29, 2011

Sincere thanks Giovanni ~ Domi ~ Hans ~ Peter ~ Nick for all your wonderful compliments you all have given, Peter and Nick thank you for opening this full size, I'm glad you both saw the water pearls on him/her, and thank you for the likes and YS always appreciated:))

Warm Wishes,


((Ospr3y)) on January 30, 2011

Wow! Amazing capture (and caption)



Azzy Baby on February 3, 2011

Fabulous capture Karen and pin sharp as usual :-) Did you use a tripod ? Best wishes, Azzy

Karen James on February 4, 2011

Thank you so much Liam and Azzy for your kind words you both have given, I wanted this swan to swim into the sunlit waters, when he did he spread his wings like so, I waited so long for this moment, so I pressed the shutter, Azzy the answer to your question is no, I didn't use a tripod, I was on my knees holding my camera, just waiting until I was seizing up, worth it though:)thank you for the like Liam much appreciated:))

Warm Wishes,


Ramon 2011 on February 5, 2011

Un 10



Kyle Wolff on March 5, 2011


LIKED + Yellow star


Karen James on March 5, 2011

Many many thanks Kyle ~ Juankar76 ~ Ramon 2011 for all your kind praise you all have given, I can't resist swans, taken at the right time, they are beautiful creatures, but can also be a little nasty when the moment takes them, thank you for the likes and YS I always appreciate them:)).

Warm Wishes,


Sudhendu Sengupta on March 16, 2011

liked.with love for india

Hana Koudelková on October 23, 2011

Really elegant! YOu can add this to the group "Swan", as well!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 26, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Karen James
    • Taken on 2011/01/21 16:10:39
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 175.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired