Silent Sunday May 08

Swans on the Forth & Clyde Canal
Swans on the Forth & Clyde Canal

Bokeh — Lens-Artists #194

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ My entry for this weeks LAPC set by Sofia: Bokeh.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’d never really come across this term & was generally just happy to have a soft background to provide focus on the true subject. I haven’t always actively sought bokeh & it has been a happy by product of a shot; that was until I got my macro lens & concentrated on this effect more ๐Ÿ˜

Gorse macro
Gorse macro
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Barely A Straight Line In Sight — Lens-Artists #191

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ My entry for this weeks LAPC set by Leya: Curves and Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.

Curves of a dewy spider's web
Curves of a dewy spider’s web
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Coffee at the Kelpies — Fan Of… #145

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking, “I’m a fan ofโ€ฆ” (see below for how-to).

First off, thank you so much for all the birtdays wishes from you guys ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

This week’s Fan Of.. is Coffee at the Kelpies. With some time off over my birthday, my wife & I were able to get out on our first longish ride of the year (50km). Although we’ve been out on our bikes with the trailer constantly over the winter, to go shopping & run errands, this was our first chance to really get out. Over my whole time off we had strong to gale force winds & horizontal rain for much of it; we did, however, get a break last Monday & so headed to one of our favourite places, the Kelpies.

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Less Than Elegant Swans — Fan Of… #144 and Square Odds

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Swan
Swan

This week’s Fan Of.. is Swans #3. Recent workload & poor weather have meant no chance for photography outings, so I’m delving into my archive for my Fan Of… series. As these particular swans are looking a little odd, this is also my post for Becky’s Odd Squares.

Usually we see swans effortlessly paddling around, looking elegant…

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Swans on Broadwood Loch — Water Water Everywhere #113

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in whenever you have a water picture to post (any type of water, in any state, will do). See below for how to join the fun ๐Ÿ˜

Swans on Broadwood Loch
Swans on Broadwood Loch

How To Join In

  1. Create a Water Water Everywhere Photo Post.
  2. Add a link to your WWE blog post in my comment box or create a pingback by linking to my post.
  3. Title your post Water Water Everywhere or add WWE tag.

Hae a guid week ๐Ÿ˜

Swans #2 — Fan Of… #143

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Cygnet
Cygnet

This week’s Fan Of.. is Swans #2. Recent workload & poor weather have meant no chance for photography outings, so I’m delving into my archive for my Fan Of… series. This week I’m concentrating on cygnets & juveniles from various places we’ve visited on our bikes. Come back next week for some more swan close-ups ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Swans #1 — Fan Of… #142

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking, “I’m a fan ofโ€ฆ” (see below for how-to).

This week’s Fan Of.. is Swans #1. Recent workload & poor weather have meant no chance for photography outings, so I’m delving into my archive for my Fan Of… series. These shots were all taken at Broadwood Loch, on the outskirts of Cumbernauld. Come back next week for some more swans.

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Upside-down Swans — Fan Of… #137

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking, “I’m a fan ofโ€ฆ” (see below for how-to).

This week’s Fan Of… is upside-down swans. It is not an uncommon site whilst cycling along the canal to see the back end of a swan sticking out of the water whilst they graze off the weed on the bottom ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Have a great week ๐Ÿ˜