Monday, April 28, 2014

A Blurr!!

Is photography always about the perfect image?
Does it have to be brilliant...with perfect focus, light and perspective.
Sometimes I think, it's more about those magical moments.
Being among nature, looking...hoping...discovering.
It's more about the magic you feel, when you discover something...
something very unexpected.
 
The hubs and I discovered a beautiful Mute Swan, sitting on her nest.
Her head popped up as she acknowledged my presence.

And then she went right back to the work of protecting her eggs.
 
The brush was thick, there were soooo many trees and branches.
I was very surprised I was able to get any image at all.
So for me, these are really special, because for me,
it was all about the moment.
This moment,
and having these blurry images to remember my special encounter
with this pretty Mute Swan.
 
Godfrey Lake April 26, 2014
 

32 comments:

Judy said...

She is a beauty!! And I love the branches and leaves that show she is hidden from the world, somewhat!!

Montanagirl said...

Aw, that's such a special moment for you - and I'm really glad you were able to capture a couple of photos it.The Swan is beautiful.

Farm Girl said...

I love swans. She is very pretty, and I am glad you were able to capture the image.

Beth said...

How special to see the mama swan. The photos are great and not blurry in my eyes.
Have a wonderful week!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Yes it is special when you see this kind of things. I saw one yesterday with 5 or 6 eggs and today, with my bird class we saw 3 Mute Swans nesting along a towpath

Muffie said...

Swans are beautiful, but not the graceful creatures for which they're known. Several reside at my mother's home, and as long as they're swimming, they're lovely. However, once out of the water, they walk like misshapen ducks! No matter, they're still gorgeous creatures.

Karen said...

I had the same experience this weekend, 3 birds in the woods, that I have never seen before. I got tiny blurry images, just good enough for identification. I'm happy that I saw them, none of the pics are good enough for the blog, but that's not why I was out there bird watching. I just wanted to see the birds! Your shots are lovely, thanks for sharing the thrill of your moment!

Brian King said...

Nice find! We don't have mute swans around here, but I've seen them nesting while visiting other places. Beautiful birds and very defensive.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I like the way you captured the photo of her in her natural surroundings, protecting her eggs. I agree--the photo itself doesn't have to be "perfect." It's the memories the photo evokes that is important to me.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the dreamy quality of your top image. :)

Andee said...

I love it!

Ruth Hiebert said...

We all strive for that perfect picture,but I agree,sometimes just getting a picture is special.

Ela said...

Such an amazing shot !!!!
Greetings

A Colorful World said...

This was what one would call a perfect moment. You came across her in the wild and had a moment of sharing with her in her world. I love the photos!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Blur? What blur? Maybe for once my eyes compensated in the right direction and made the picture clear!

DIMI said...

What a lovely bird Debbie!The Mute Swan is my favorite!Great captures indeed!Wish you a happy week!
Dimi...

eileeninmd said...

Debbie, what a great find! A Mute Swan sitting on her nest.. You did great with the shots, I love them.. I hope you go back and see the babies.. Have a happy week!

Lisa Gordon said...

It is most definitely the magical moments for me, Debbie, and this is surely one of those magical moments!

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful creature and you did a fine job capturing her~!

DeniseinVA said...

Magical, a true gift :)

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh Debbie this is incredible what wonderful day and the photos are beautiful. Hug B

Jen said...

I think the photos are beautiful. What's important is that they make you happy.

Kmcblackburn said...

I find some of my most favorite shots are the imperfect ones.

Angie said...

What a wonderful photo. Many of my favorite shots are those that are unplanned and imperfect!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I understand completely! It IS all about the moment. That is so special, finding the swan! Kind of like when I spotted the eagle's nest. It wasn't a great shot, but it's still special because of what it was.

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Absolutly beautifull!

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E.liza"BETH" said...

what a beauty. taking a nap & all. almost hidden for all. glad you caught her. ( :

MarmePurl said...

Live in the Moment!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

No, it does not have to be about the perfect composition or lighting or focus, I agree, Debbie, but all about the moment. And, you have shown that with theis mute swan on her nest.

Gail Dixon said...

That's a great approach to photography. Certainly makes it more enjoyable, taking the pressure off to get that "perfect" shot. Which, as hard as I try, I'm never satisfied anyway. Your swan in his element is a treasure. I can see why it's so special for you. Be proud. :)

Laura. M said...

Good nap to it ;)
A Kiss.

Sue (this n that) said...

Oh my goodness Debbie, I'm so glad I decided to look at your older posts. This is so wonderful to see. They're adorable photos - I'm so in awe of them. What a lovely experience - we know what it feels like and so glad you came upon this beautiful sight :D)