5th April 2012: On the way home from the workday, the swans were in their now usual place on the River Stour.
Mallards, moorhens, kingfishers, coots, herons, most other smaller birds, and the cormorants, all fly away when they realise I am watching them from the riverbank. The swans, though, don’t flinch. The swan in the second image went through the motions of pretending to take off, only to settle gently on the river again. It turned and swam back downstream, stopped directly opposite me, turned to look me straight in the eye as if to say: What do you think of that, that then?
Gary of Krikirtarts has taken my original rather dull flying swan image and breathed life into it. The third image is my original image, and the second is Gary’s reworked image. http://krikitarts.wordpress.com/