Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 20 May 2009 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Why does this swan remind me of a ballet dancer? Or is it that a ballet dancer reminds me of a swan?

NIKON D90 1/640 second F/6.3 ISO 200 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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zOOm from Paris, France

For me maybe the graceful bird of all ! And you're right, it really evoks a ballerina ! A very poetic allusion and association. I like this.

20 May 2009 7:26am

@zOOm: Thanks so much...there will be more swans...I am smitten!

laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Toute la grâce du cygne ressort dans cette photo. Beau cliché.

20 May 2009 8:08am

@laur: I had this comment translated just to enjoy it all the more. Merci Beaucoup!

Veronelle from Lens, France

wunderfull capture, very elegant

20 May 2009 11:44am

@Veronelle: I appreciate those words so much.

ZoomLNZ from Los Angeles Area, United States

"A little more to the left. Ahh, just right." Sometimes you have to take care of these things yourself. Good shot.

20 May 2009 1:09pm

@ZoomLNZ: You got it! Glad you're in the spirit of the thing. Thanks. ;-)

Alain from Suisse, Switzerland

Beautiful Dulcie! The wings all ruffled like that remind me of a tutu! Great capture! Hooray for you!

20 May 2009 1:47pm

@Alain: A tutu--that's it exactly! Alain/Sarah ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


20 May 2009 5:17pm

@john4jack: Glad to hear it! Thanks for viewing.

ninni from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

A beautiful photo of a elegant bird!

20 May 2009 7:16pm

@ninni: So nice to hear from you. Thanks very much.

Ellen from United States

I am amazed by what you are doing. Your field of interest and expertise is growing by leaps and bounds. This is a truly extraordinary picture. I love it!

20 May 2009 8:10pm

@Ellen: Oh, Ellen, you have been along from the beginning and even provided the garden as source for many photos. So glad for your comments and support! Thank you.

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

A beautiful shot and great pose of this graceful swan.

20 May 2009 11:53pm

@Nina: Thank you---I'm so taken with these swans that I love to photograph them and I'm glad when you share it with me.

joemulligan from United States

You've done it again, Dulcie. Thank you for this brilliant evocation of light and grace and power....all together. Your cropped composition expresses that power. And your love of light is lovely.

21 May 2009 11:38pm

@joemulligan: Thanks so much for this evaluation and support!

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Graceful lines and great job on the whites. Very nice image.

23 May 2009 11:00am

@Anita: Glad you think so...and thanks for being out there, viewing!

debra from Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States

You have many beautiful shots of swans. This one especially does show the grace of a ballet dancer.

6 Jun 2009 6:54pm

1/640 second
ISO 200
450 mm (35mm equiv.)