Unmistakable sound

29th December 2012
Yesterday I posted an image of a small lake at sunrise. I arrived at the location just on time for the sunrise and on parking my van I took the camera out of its bag and decided as I had no time to put on my boots I would just run up the little hill with the camera and tripod and get the picture, and not go wandering around .So I put the camera on the tripod with a 24-85mm lens and a filter holder picked up the little pouch of filters and left the camera bag in the van. I was in the process of taking the picture you saw yesterday when somewhere in the distance to my left I could hear an unmistakable sound . Dam! why did I leave the camera bag behind, I need the long lens. still unable to see what was making the sound I had time to readjust my camera. take it off the tripod, zoom to 85mm, switch to auto focus, remove the filter, change the exposure settings from 1/8th second at f22, too 1/400th second at f4.5 when the two swans came within range and I "shot" them a couple of times. But if only I had brought the camera bag I could have got much closer, this is a very cropped image.

When i sat to write this post I tried to think of how to describe the sound of swans flying, but i just could not come up with a word, so I "googled it" and found this recording just click hereSwans

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