Feeding time for the swans in the middle of a deep freeze winter in South Shields. The park rangers and Friends of the North and South Marine Parks have provided food for them and broken some of the heavy ice on the lake to allow them to access the edge.
This is not as sharp as I would have liked, let me tell you how I got so close. I set the camera on auto for this one, pop up flash, lens as wide as possible, and then set the self timer, before placing the camera on the snow in the middle of the corn and seed. The swans were a bit wary and the folks around me thought I was mad! This was the best of around six shots, where I just hoped that a swan would get up close and personal, unfortunately it shows a little bit of flash freeze action, and some beak chattering caught by the ambient light.
Worth a try?
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