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Llanheilyn Pool complete with its 3 inhabitants nearing sunset. Most of the time when shooting this location I try my best not to disturb these 3 swans, but most of the time they see me before I see them. They've become so friendly over the years they'll swim right up to you, just sitting there waiting for food I've left back at the house. So normally I'm stuck with them and have to move on in the hope they wont follow me. But every once in a while I'll either attach my telephoto lens and shoot them in all their close up beauty or incorporate them into a landscape scene, and this was one of those occasions.

Sometimes I prefer a clean view of the scenery, but when you can't find new foreground material, these guys are always willing to lend a hand. I felt that this shot had a massive sense of silence about it, maybe because when I was there, there wasn't a sound to be heard, not even from the swans, pure silence but still lots of movement and life. I also felt like that cloud formation gave some good compositional balance, so that's why I've decided to post it.

Hope you all like.


Canon 20D
Sigma 10-20mm @ F20
Single RAW exposure, converted in photoshop.
Image size
864x864px 428.63 KB
Canon EOS 20D
Shutter Speed
1/6 second
Focal Length
11 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 17, 2007, 5:41:35 PM
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