Swan sunset

The rain clouds parted

To reveal a sky turned to copper

And a flaming sheet of water

For the swans to dance on.

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130 responses

  1. How beautiful this is.
    I love the wonderful layers of color.

    July 5, 2012 at 15:59

  2. amazing shot! (:

    July 5, 2012 at 16:00

  3. Loved this post! You take very amazing pictures ! =)

    July 5, 2012 at 16:14

  4. dianecayton

    I am oohing and aaahing over this photo! You are so gifted.

    July 5, 2012 at 16:18

  5. Anonymous

    oh and what a beautiful dance…i love swans….and i like your pic watching them dance into the sunset…smiles…

    July 5, 2012 at 16:25

  6. well anon above was me sorry….fingers going too fast today…

    July 5, 2012 at 16:25

    • I guessed it was you… recognized your signature sign-off: smiles!

      July 5, 2012 at 16:52

  7. Spectacular!! The colours are amazing :).

    July 5, 2012 at 16:30

  8. Oh how beautiful…. The swans might enjoy that sunset –but I certainly would also!!!!! SO peaceful!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    July 5, 2012 at 16:34

  9. Gorgeous colors!

    July 5, 2012 at 16:34

  10. Glorious sunset and colors!! I’m sure the swan enjoyed every minute! Awesome capture as always, Fiona! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

    July 5, 2012 at 16:43

    • Thanks. As you can see, there are two swans, enjoying the romance of the sunset perhaps?

      July 5, 2012 at 16:49

  11. Awesome and warmth embracing! Lovely indeed

    July 5, 2012 at 16:46

  12. Beautiful, the Vees of the swans’ wakes make the image move.

    July 5, 2012 at 16:51

  13. Don

    Absolutely beautiful. It seems as if this is a very special place for you. I just get that feeling.

    July 5, 2012 at 16:53

    • So true. This is the jetty on the other side of the street where I live. The view always gives me such peace.

      July 5, 2012 at 17:00

  14. fantastic pic! sooo beautiful :)

    July 5, 2012 at 16:54

  15. The poetry of the words are not overshadowed by the poetry of your photo! Both are heartbreakingly beautiful! Just stunning, Fi!

    July 5, 2012 at 17:03

  16. wow! so beautiful…

    July 5, 2012 at 17:11

  17. Awesome shot – wow!

    July 5, 2012 at 17:24

  18. Awesome!

    July 5, 2012 at 17:34

  19. TexWisGirl

    fabulous!!!

    July 5, 2012 at 17:52

  20. Beautiful shot.

    July 5, 2012 at 18:16

  21. Jim

    Imagine having your own swans!! Love,y, Fiona.

    July 5, 2012 at 18:28

  22. incredible shot.

    July 5, 2012 at 18:43

  23. Wow! Gorgeous colours! I can never get enough of your sunsets, you know :-)

    July 5, 2012 at 19:04

  24. Gorgeous!!!

    July 5, 2012 at 19:04

  25. This is just incredibly beautiful!

    July 5, 2012 at 19:30

  26. Absolutely gorgeous scene.

    July 5, 2012 at 21:09

  27. I’m sure there are many happy dances on that beautiful water! :)

    Beautiful photo Lady Fi! :)

    July 5, 2012 at 21:35

  28. Ditt favvoställe eller hur? Bryggan känner man ju igen. Lovely picture….like a poster, top job!

    July 5, 2012 at 21:59

  29. That is gorgeous! A wonderful place for the swans to dance (I could dance just gazing at the picture and can just imagine how wonderful it would be to be there!)

    July 5, 2012 at 21:59

  30. That thrilled my soul, it was so beautiful!

    July 5, 2012 at 22:21

  31. You have a fantastic view over the avian ballroom!

    July 5, 2012 at 22:22

  32. I feel like I know that jetty, now… :-)

    July 6, 2012 at 00:23

  33. Wonderful and delicious evening. Visual poetry.

    July 6, 2012 at 00:25

  34. Absolutely gorgeous capture – thanks for sharing and happy weekend.

    July 6, 2012 at 00:28

  35. Pat

    Absolutely stunning! Your description is beautiful too.

    July 6, 2012 at 00:43

  36. Your blog is beautiful…absolutely gorgeous photographs!

    July 6, 2012 at 01:09

  37. You write very nicely, also. Didn’t want to forget that.

    July 6, 2012 at 01:11

  38. Oh…your words take my breath away…as does your spectacular photo! Beautiful!

    July 6, 2012 at 01:43

  39. The swans swim on burnished taffeta. I would hold my breath in wonder

    July 6, 2012 at 03:51

  40. Stunning. Your blog is so consistent with the beautiful photos. My blog is all over the place.

    July 6, 2012 at 04:03

  41. Dazzling! And I love how that little pier creeps in there at the edge.

    July 6, 2012 at 04:47

  42. wow!

    Have a fine Weekend

    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral
    >

    July 6, 2012 at 05:19

  43. The color (and composition) of this photo is stunning.

    July 6, 2012 at 05:50

  44. That’s such a beautiful piece of heaven you have there.

    July 6, 2012 at 06:30

  45. perfect words to go with a beautiful photo! lucky swans!

    July 6, 2012 at 06:49

  46. Fiery sunset:)

    July 6, 2012 at 06:52

  47. Herlig bilde! Awesome photo, – I wish you a nive day!

    July 6, 2012 at 08:32

  48. Liz

    Stunning view! Happy sky watching.

    My Sky.

    July 6, 2012 at 08:40

  49. your photo is so wonderfully composed. :)

    July 6, 2012 at 08:44

  50. Beautiful layers of colours, I could almost see this flaming sheet of cool water and the swans dancing. Great!

    July 6, 2012 at 08:48

  51. Such a delightful picture.
    Have a great weekend :-)

    July 6, 2012 at 08:57

  52. WOW!! Beautiful sunset and so well captured…love the colours.Have a great weekend!

    Shantana

    July 6, 2012 at 09:02

  53. I’m speechless with wonderment

    July 6, 2012 at 09:04

  54. You got there just in time to capture the swans in your pic! Nice job!

    July 6, 2012 at 09:22

  55. Hi there – that jetty comes up a few times in your pictures – its a great feature.

    SM

    PS: no smoke in mypictures – all clouds!

    July 6, 2012 at 09:40

  56. It`s amazing view! I`m speechless.

    July 6, 2012 at 09:58

  57. Bob

    Beautriful sunscape.

    July 6, 2012 at 10:08

  58. Glorious!!

    July 6, 2012 at 10:09

  59. Spectacular sunset.

    July 6, 2012 at 10:13

  60. Gorgeous sunset the colors, swan and reflection are just lovely. Happy skywatching and have a wonderful weekend!

    July 6, 2012 at 11:08

  61. This is stunning!

    July 6, 2012 at 11:15

  62. Sensational photo and your words open up the image further to the imagination.

    July 6, 2012 at 12:09

  63. Absolutely magical!

    July 6, 2012 at 12:24

  64. The swans are so adorable. The sun takes care of them. :)

    July 6, 2012 at 13:13

  65. Spectacular!

    July 6, 2012 at 13:25

  66. jcosmonewbery

    How do you cope wit so much beauty around you?

    July 6, 2012 at 13:46

    • I take photos! ;-)

      July 6, 2012 at 13:54

  67. What a fantastic shot!
    You must have wonderful dreams after seeing such beauty.
    I hope you have a great weekend.

    July 6, 2012 at 14:54

  68. What a peaceful view, and so well captured…

    July 6, 2012 at 15:08

  69. Al

    What a gorgeous golden photo!

    July 6, 2012 at 16:20

  70. Wow ! what a sky, makes me speachless (for once) !

    July 6, 2012 at 16:52

  71. Just magnificent! What beauty and serenity you’ve captured here. I want to trade places with the swan, if only for that one evening. This is a truly magical photo (and I love your poetic addition to it), well done!!

    July 6, 2012 at 17:23

  72. Amazing sky! Happy Friday! I enjoyed my first full week back blogging after the birth of my son. If you haven’t already done so, please stop by my blog to say hello and
    “Like” Hood Photography on Facebook! Thanks!

    July 6, 2012 at 17:31

  73. Such incredible colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    July 6, 2012 at 18:07

  74. Mother Nature created and you immortalized Fiona, beautifully composed image.

    July 6, 2012 at 18:57

  75. Lovely!

    July 6, 2012 at 19:17

  76. Such peaceful, glowing beauty!

    July 6, 2012 at 22:49

  77. Wonderful capture!

    July 7, 2012 at 00:11

  78. Love the warmth of copper. Put some streaks of copper in my hair.

    July 7, 2012 at 00:31

  79. Wonderful shot!

    July 7, 2012 at 02:17

  80. Indeed a beautiful day for the swan to celebrate.

    July 7, 2012 at 07:24

  81. beautiful sunset, stunning colors and mood

    July 7, 2012 at 10:26

  82. Beautiful sunset nice colors and reflections

    July 7, 2012 at 10:27

  83. Gorgeous!

    July 7, 2012 at 13:49

  84. Oh wow, absolutely gorgeous! A magical photo I would just love to step into.

    July 7, 2012 at 16:57

  85. JM

    Beautiful words to go with such a beautiful image.

    July 7, 2012 at 17:22

  86. Francisca

    This is just so Scandinavia… I can just breath in the freshness of this end-of-day moment. Beautiful.

    July 7, 2012 at 17:29

  87. Beautiful, oh so beautiful! Sailing off into the sunset, now, that’s the life! =)

    July 7, 2012 at 17:38

  88. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!

    July 7, 2012 at 17:59

  89. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!

    July 7, 2012 at 18:14

  90. indrani

    Lovely capture.

    July 7, 2012 at 19:19

  91. this is simply beautiful!

    July 7, 2012 at 20:04

  92. A perfect composition. I just love those colours.

    July 7, 2012 at 20:12

  93. imac

    Just beautiful, we are on a cruise soon to the Baltics and have booked to go and see Swan Lake Ballet in St Petersburg Russia, Hope its as beautiful as your shot.

    July 7, 2012 at 23:21

  94. I have to say this is the most magnificent photo I have ever seen. Oh I love this so much. Incredible. Thank you for making my day. B

    July 8, 2012 at 00:28

  95. Ahhh, my heart skipped a beat.

    L O V E L Y. Xxx

    July 8, 2012 at 07:31

  96. Bright light no matter the day is about to finish. What an energy – The Sun.

    July 8, 2012 at 12:42

  97. beautiful and colorful :)

    July 8, 2012 at 17:01

  98. Absolutely positively gorgeous. Makes me want to step in there and leave all my troubles behind ~

    July 8, 2012 at 17:32

  99. Glorious!

    Late visiting from Camera Critters. Come and take at peek at my Bunnies when you get a chance. Have a great week ahead.

    July 9, 2012 at 05:36

  100. onceupona

    Wouldn’t mind sitting by your pond to watch the sunset (& Swans) Cheers! Danette

    July 9, 2012 at 07:00

  101. Absolutely beautiful! – the sunset and the photo. Wishing you a good week.

    July 9, 2012 at 15:08

  102. Love that imagery “flaming sheet of water” gorgeous sunset! X

    July 9, 2012 at 17:29

  103. What a lovely sunset! Perfect photo! :)

    July 10, 2012 at 06:52

  104. Sue

    Absolutely stunning, Terri, thank you for sharing.
    Sue

    July 11, 2012 at 02:40

  105. Very lovely and the swan makes the sunset all the more special.

    July 11, 2012 at 13:53

  106. I need to invent a word to describe this photo
    stunning, amazing, beautiful don’t do the job of telling you how this makes me feel

    congrats on POTW

    July 11, 2012 at 14:40

  107. TexWisGirl

    came back to say congrats on a most-deserved POTW!

    July 11, 2012 at 15:53

  108. Very nice, that sun’s glare made me squint a bit.

    July 11, 2012 at 18:27

  109. Jo

    It’s unreal how bright that sun is…and everything else is so still. Amazing.

    July 11, 2012 at 19:00

  110. Where Beauty meets Peace. ♥

    It has been much too long since I stopped by for a visit. Congratulations on your POTW, Lady Fi :)

    July 11, 2012 at 22:05

  111. beautiful colours and reflections; nature’s bounty – all free for the asking…

    July 12, 2012 at 04:23

  112. Nature’s palette at its best ~ Fantastic photography ~ thanks, ^_^ ( A Creative Harbor)

    July 12, 2012 at 17:44

  113. Completely lovely. I could sit and drink in that view forever. Congrats on your POTW!

    July 12, 2012 at 18:10

  114. Beautiful.

    Thank you for leaving no many wonderful comments on my blog. I can’t reply to your email but want you to know how much I appreciate your vists.
    I’m okay. Today’s post was suppose to make you laugh.

    Have a great weekend.

    July 13, 2012 at 13:22

  115. Absolutely magical!

    July 13, 2012 at 14:59

  116. Fabulous…awesome! What a beautiful sight!

    July 14, 2012 at 01:58

  117. I shall never be tired of looking at this beautiful sky.

    July 14, 2012 at 16:24

  118. What a stellar sunset!!! The capture is perfect…you get the color and feel.

    July 15, 2012 at 19:22

  119. Wow, this is a stunning shot. What a gorgeous sunset and you captured it wonderfully :))

    http://elliesplaceintheworld.blogspot.co.uk/

    July 15, 2012 at 22:15

  120. jenjilks

    How beautiful!
    Greetings from Cottage Country!

    July 16, 2012 at 00:13

  121. Beautiful words and image!

    July 22, 2012 at 03:04

  122. Your sunset is wonderful…love the foreground, dock, swans….color, color, color… Beautiful. I do not know how to be a follower. I’ll keep looking.

    July 24, 2012 at 06:51

  123. This is absolutely breathtaking!

    July 24, 2012 at 12:44

  124. OMG!! This is spectacular!! Love it!

    Thanks for the visit. Happy weekend!

    July 28, 2012 at 00:27

  125. Absolutely wonderful!

    July 30, 2012 at 02:07

  126. This is absolutely stunning!

    August 3, 2012 at 04:54

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