Wildlife & Wetland Centre, Barnes, W. London.

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Comments (14)

Voar Alto on February 5, 2011

A good capture & very nice strong colours Brian.Eduardo.

brian gillman on February 5, 2011

Thanks, Eduardo. These birds are quite aggresive, so the red is there for a reason!

Regards, Brian.

M.Curran on February 12, 2011

That was a close one! Birds are strange when you think about it! A nice catch indeed Brian.

brian gillman on February 12, 2011

Well, Martin - this bird certainly is a bit strange, OTT! This, of course, is a cropped photo (pardon the pun). I had a dilemma; thought of cropping even more, to show just the bird's head. After all, they say "less is best". But in the end I decided on this because I wanted to show a hint of the bird's snowy-white body with the contrast against the black neck. Ahh - decisions, decisions. This photography lark is making me a nervous, anxious-ridden wreck!

Regards, Brian.

*Irina* on February 14, 2011

Excellent portrait, dear Brain! A very beautiful model. I like 3 it.

Have a happy Valentine's day, Irina

brian gillman on February 14, 2011

Your kind comment much appreciated, Irina. Glad you like the swan. She has graceful deportment, don't you think? The sun is shining brightly outside and Spring is in the air, so a good Valentine's day. I see there are many beautiful photos in your gallery suitable for this day!

Best wishes, Brian.

Kalin Ranchev on February 18, 2011

Beautiful moment!!! Excellent photography!!!



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Pan Kartsonakis on February 19, 2011

Congratulation to this fantastic photo like…………5…..……….Greetings from HELLAS(GREECE)

brian gillman on February 19, 2011

Yes, Kalin - I was a bit lucky to get this. These exotic swans, unlike our gentle native friends in Britain, are naturally aggressive and, unlike herons, move about quite a bit!

Regards, Brian.

brian gillman on February 19, 2011

Hello, Kartson! I am very pleased to meet you and become acquainted with your gallery! Thank you for your visit and kind comment.

Best wishes from W. London, Brian.

M.Curran on February 20, 2011

Sometimes I can't make decisions for days on end Brian! I know how you feel! There are just too many sliders....and then when you factor in all the crops you can do. Arrraghhh!

brian gillman on February 20, 2011

I suppose we'll just have to grin and bear it, Martin.


gezginruh on April 1, 2011

"Black swan" ?

LK 6

Best greetings. GGR

brian gillman on April 1, 2011

Yes, the star of the production, GGR, with a snow-white tutu!

Best wishes, Brian.

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