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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pairs flying high

When I go for my daily walk by the river I never take music with me because I enjoy listening out for the water and the birds and other incidental noise.  One sound I particularly listen for is a swan in flight - they are so heavy that you can hear the beat of their wings.  When I hear them I always reach for my camera in the hope I will be able to capture them as they fly past - 9 times out of 10 I don't, but sometimes I do, and sometimes the image is in focus.

what do you listen for when out for a walk?  or do you take your own sounds with you?



14 comments:

Eileen T said...

Great capture of the swan in flight. They're so beautiful, aren't they?

Maggie said...

The only sound I take with me is Monty barking if he cannot get through a gate quick enough. Generally I lov the tranquility and the sound of the birds. Well caught picture of the swan.

humel said...

It's not easy to photograph a bird in flight, I've discovered!! Well done you!

I love my walk to work each morning, listening to the birdsong :)

alexa said...

You have done really well to capture the swan in flight. Takes me back to my childhood, and Yeat's poem The Wild Swans At Coole ...

Miriam said...

Birdsong is what I love to listen to. Yesterday on the beach I listened to the curlew's, their song makes make heart soar. I love your Pair this week especially as on Valentines evening we went to watch a floodlit swan feed!

Sian said...

Gosh, they are big enough to be scary!

I never take music and I'm not keen on the kids walking home in our city traffic with music on either. It doesn't feel safe to me if I think they can't hear the cars

Karen said...

I don't think I've ever seen a swan in flight. I love the way you've categorized your pairs!

marshaleith said...

Great photos...and great triple pairs!

Prairie Jill said...

Great shots!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Your final words read like poetry today, Helena. ♥

On my way to work this morning I saw a young boy walking to school and he was looking down at his phone as he walked. I thought what a shame - to walk with your head down and not noticing the blossoms on the trees or the beautiful blue sky this morning. Your choice to not listen to music so you can be present to other sounds reminded me of that.

Alison said...

i'm another one who likes to listen to what's around me..i would never think of taking music with me! great flight picture xx

Missus Wookie said...

I like to listen to what is around me. Or to retreat inside my head and just be. We have birds flying low over head often on their way to the park opposite - usually geese. I haven't ever seen a swan overhead. Cool shot.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What Mel said! And I love the photo at right - so elegant.
Rinda

Gail said...

Great shot - well done getting it!