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Graceful flight

Graceful flight

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Mark Billiau.


World Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

Graceful flight

The mute swan is one of the heaviest flying birds in the world.
Adults can weigh over 15 kilograms.

Dutch name : Knobbelzwaan
German name : Höckerschwan
Latin name : Cygnus olor

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A big thanks to Vitória Castelo Santos for the nomination of this picture for the Italian gallery.

Comments 42

  • Miro-Su 20/04/2019 5:36

    Well timed shot frozen to perfection and nicely in long horizontal frame. Beautifully razor sharp and contrast well, clear and very well caught in such brilliant clarity. Great that we also get to enjoy glimpse of the water environment all very well put together, in particular I love to see the reflections and steely sheen on water. This is such a beautiful swan photo.
  • fotoultimo 18/04/2019 19:55

    Ganz stark mit dieser tollen Spiegelung.

    Gruß von fotoultimo
  • Günter Nau 17/04/2019 11:58

    Klasse der stolze Höckerschwan beim Abflug. Erstaunlich, was diese Vögel für eine Kraft entwickeln müssen, um sich bei diesem Gewicht in die Luft zu erheben.
    Schönes Foto.
    Grüße Günter
  • Angelika El. 16/04/2019 23:04

    Excellent - a real great work!!!! bw and good luck! a.
  • emen49 16/04/2019 18:50

    Stark im Flug erwischt!
    Viele Grüße 
    Marianne
  • Justus50 16/04/2019 11:36

    Ein super Foto. LG Justus
  • Neycken Edgar 16/04/2019 10:34

    Eine Exzellente Flugaufnahme.
    VG Edgar
  • Mohr Wilfried 16/04/2019 9:50

    Super erwischt.
    Gruß Wilfried
  • patrick hyrailles 16/04/2019 6:57

    belle prise de vue   bravo
  • Jürgen Divina 15/04/2019 23:03

    Klasse, der Tiefflieger mit der schönen Spiegelung.
    Viele Grüße, Jürgen
  • Sabine Junge 15/04/2019 22:17

    So attractive to see the water reflections with the wide spreaded wings above and below!
    The warm light is fantastic and shows the colors from its best side!
  • Adele Oliver 15/04/2019 21:57

    wow - so low and almost touching the water ... so impressive the wings
    and their fine definition - a superb capture in great light and with beautiful
    reflections !!!
    warm regards, 
    Adele
  • Claudio Micheli 15/04/2019 20:53

    Davvero molto bella.
    Ciao
  • Axel Sand 15/04/2019 20:45

    A fantastic capture!
    Regards
    Axel
  • Sigrun Pfeifer 15/04/2019 19:46

    Perfekte Aufnahme ! Habe heute auch fliegende Schwäne fotografiert, aber solche Fotos sind mir nicht gelungen. Ich bin sehr begeistert. LG Sigrun