The yin and yang of flying

The noise is what first attracted me.

A huge commotion of wings and flapping.

Swans are so ungainly when trying to take off for flight

Yet so graceful in the air.

Rainbow swan

The up and down of their wings,

The harmony, the pain and the beauty,

The yin and yang of life.

In flight

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64 responses

  1. they are beautiful indeed.

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    June 29, 2013 at 16:08

  2. Don

    Beautiful images Fiona. I suppose we’re all a bit like swans, graceful in some things and yet so ungainly in others.

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    June 29, 2013 at 16:14

  3. Jim

    Ah-h. a true reflection indeed. Thanks for this Fiona.

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    June 29, 2013 at 16:23

  4. Bob

    The yin and yang of life, I love that.

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    June 29, 2013 at 16:39

  5. I love your captures and your words for the day, Fiona!! The yin and yang of life indeed! Thanks for sharing the wisdom and the beauty!

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    June 29, 2013 at 16:54

  6. Love how you captured them in flight with the reflections!

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    June 29, 2013 at 17:03

  7. Pat

    What a beautiful sight!

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    June 29, 2013 at 17:30

  8. the harmony, the pain, the beauty…that is a bit of life there….smiles…lovely shots…

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    June 29, 2013 at 17:36

  9. These are amazing!!!!!!
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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    June 29, 2013 at 17:38

  10. Wonderful! Love the colors!

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    June 29, 2013 at 17:38

  11. Stunning photos! The reflections are amazing! Swans are something like unicorns, aren’t they? totally magical!

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    June 29, 2013 at 17:45

  12. stunning))))) xx

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    June 29, 2013 at 17:47

  13. Yet another stunning image!

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    June 29, 2013 at 18:03

  14. cloudia

    Ethereal delightful!

    Aloha🙂

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    June 29, 2013 at 18:33

  15. What a wonderful capture!!! And more beautiful color!!!

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    June 29, 2013 at 18:48

  16. I love those reflections and the colors. Great capture.

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    June 29, 2013 at 19:30

  17. You caught them at the perfect moments! Beautiful. 🙂

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    June 29, 2013 at 19:43

  18. Beautiful captures of the swans in flight! I love the colorful reflections too! Happy weekend to you!

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    June 29, 2013 at 20:16

  19. Fantastisk, rett og slett!

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    June 29, 2013 at 21:33

  20. so beautiful!

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    June 29, 2013 at 22:00

  21. Gorgeous!

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    June 29, 2013 at 22:39

  22. They have so much weight to get air-born but when up and flying it’s a delight to our eyes. Beautiful captures Fi and hoping you enjoy a lovely weekend.

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    June 29, 2013 at 22:58

  23. Simply sublime. Penguins are so ungainly on the ground and a harmony on the water.

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    June 29, 2013 at 23:04

  24. Wonderful. We are on the same page…the swan page. They are such a beautiful bird to photograph. Love these shots of yours.

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    June 29, 2013 at 23:07

  25. Lovely capture of the swans in flight.

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    June 29, 2013 at 23:22

  26. Beautiful shots. One day, with the right topic and with due credit, may I use one of your photos to illustrate a poem?

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    June 30, 2013 at 03:46

  27. I love the look of swans. Grace.

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    June 30, 2013 at 03:48

  28. That’s so beautiful how they alternate. Wonderful capture!

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    June 30, 2013 at 04:20

  29. its lovely

    Spider

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    June 30, 2013 at 05:44

  30. beautiful! I hope you are having a wonderful summer:)

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    June 30, 2013 at 06:23

  31. What a wonderful moment. That’s great job

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    June 30, 2013 at 06:23

  32. Whoa! Incredible!

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    June 30, 2013 at 07:20

  33. wundervoll Fiona..Traumzeiten
    LG vom katerchen

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    June 30, 2013 at 07:45

  34. I can’t imagine how they take off… but they are absolutely beautiful of flight! Fabulous images

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    June 30, 2013 at 09:17

  35. Wow, more breathtaking photos of your wonderful lake.
    I love to watch swans, there is something so otherwordly and somehow spiritual about them.
    Yin and yang is a great link🙂

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    June 30, 2013 at 11:24

  36. They do look so streamlined in flight. Great shots.

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    June 30, 2013 at 12:18

  37. Stunning photo! I love it!

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    June 30, 2013 at 12:35

  38. Nicely illustrated. Great shots!

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    June 30, 2013 at 14:15

  39. Wow, stunning shots!
    Thanks for dropping by🙂

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    June 30, 2013 at 14:56

  40. simply awesome..love it!

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    June 30, 2013 at 15:57

  41. They always look as though they’re at full stretch, too…

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    June 30, 2013 at 16:37

  42. It looks so cool there and its so hot here!

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    June 30, 2013 at 17:44

  43. gorgeous photos

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    June 30, 2013 at 20:12

  44. Oh my gosh, that has to be one of life’s most memorable moments captured by your camera….

    Jen

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    June 30, 2013 at 21:19

  45. Well caught! It’s so hard to catch bird’s in flight and both are stunning! Cheers, Danette

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    July 1, 2013 at 01:14

  46. Gorgeous!

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    July 1, 2013 at 01:33

  47. Simply gorgeous! And I love that you’ve capture the Ying and Yang of the wings. 😉 Thank you so much for sharing.

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    July 1, 2013 at 04:49

  48. Rahul

    That was a perfect representation of yin and yang:)

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    July 1, 2013 at 07:31

  49. So beautiful! Incredibly capture and sweet words to read..

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    July 1, 2013 at 14:48

  50. Love, love the reflection and colors in your photos

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    July 1, 2013 at 15:21

  51. You always come up with the best photos and the best captions. Enjoyed both. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    July 1, 2013 at 15:39

  52. Stunning shots! I love the colors reflected in the water – just gorgeous!

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    July 1, 2013 at 18:00

  53. An incredible image. Rising early clearly has its advantages.

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    July 2, 2013 at 06:53

  54. superbe le reflet du dernier cliché

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    July 2, 2013 at 07:22

  55. Beautiful tones and composition, very nice swan in flight photos

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    July 2, 2013 at 07:42

  56. Beautifully captured Fiona..one of these days I’ll be in the right spot at the right time🙂

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    July 2, 2013 at 17:21

  57. JM

    Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant!

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    July 2, 2013 at 18:49

  58. beautifully captured

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    July 2, 2013 at 19:25

  59. Lovely even in their ungainly stage and even more so when they’re soaring. The light is incredible!

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    July 2, 2013 at 22:14

  60. Enchanting and magical moments you’ve beautifully and amazingly captured!

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    July 3, 2013 at 22:58

  61. These leave me speechless and in awe, they are so spectacular! What beautiful birds, and what beautiful shots you have captured.

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    July 7, 2013 at 02:36

  62. Oh, beeeautiful!
    I once heard a wedge of swans, flying over me. I shall never forget that, such a unique beat they follow.

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    July 19, 2013 at 17:32

  63. Such beautiful photos!

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    August 8, 2013 at 14:25

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