Over the past few weeks I've just passed my driving test and got myself on the road.Looking forward to accessing more locations with the camera.Anyway on with this blog.I've been off work for the Spring break and arranged a catch up with my mate Alex.It was Alex that introduced me to DSLR cameras over my mighty old Samsung compact a few years back.We met up and went up to Culross last week, beautiful wee old coastal town on the river Forth.The wind blew as I walked along the pier... continue reading
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Hello all,After a very long period, I'm back in the blogs with the queen of birds:MUTE SWAN - CYGNUS OLOR The mute swan (Cygnus olor) is a species of swan, and thus a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae. It is native to much of Europe and Asia.Adults of this large swan typically range from 140 to 160 cm (55 to 63 in) long, although can range in extreme cases from 125 to 170 cm (49 to 67 in), with a 200 to 240 cm (79 to 94 in) wingspan. Males are larger than females and have a... continue reading
Here's another round of 6 new collections that need your input :) Hope you like going through them even if you don't have anything that currently fits.Ethnic Patterns:Beauty of Swans:Easter Cookies, Cakes, & ChocolateCats for Dog PeopleIn HarmonyJapanese GardenThe old ones are always open for new material as well.Part I, Part... continue reading
There are swans, and then there are Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator).As the name indicates, Trumpeter Swans demonstrate a distinctive way of communicating, (if humans could just understand what they're saying.)As juveniles, trumpeter swan cygnets transform from little white fluffballs......to brown-tinged adolescents......to the brilliant white plumage of adults.All this takes about a year.Another indication of an immature trumpeter is the orange... continue reading
Recently, a new selling of my photo taken in 3 years ago about gourd brought me a happiness and deeply thinking about the photography.The subject matter of the photo is a fat melon in the special figure. Somebody of my neighbour perhaps found its strange in shape as a swan and put it up on the elbow board of the stairway. Everybody of the neighbours passed had to see it. After they passed it, they all smiled or laughed every time in knowing. In those days, the gourd was bringing many unexpected... continue reading
I had a very lucky spring this year visiting some exciting places. Here's another one, the swan castle in Bavaria, also known as the castle of Disney.But literally everyone and his dog takes that photo, so I wanted to try something different, a sunset over the Alps featuring the other castle in the area. Here's the result, I must say I'm very pleased with it.As usual the full story of the little adventure is on my travel blog. continue reading
Last summer we traveled to the New Swan Stone Palace in Germany. It’s built on a rugged hill in southwest Bavaria, Germany. Already heard of its fairytale appearance and eventually, we had chance for a visit.To create the fantasy in the reality, the New Swan Stone Palace has achieved the ultimate. The castle itself merged with the surrounding scene and presents different appearance during the 4 seasons, just like a gem among the mountains.It’s in good shape and because of its fairy tale-... continue reading
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