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Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/320 second F/4.0 ISO 125 43 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Levi from West Vancouver, Canada

beautiful mariana! love the touch of green on this

22 Nov 2009 5:24am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great reflections, i love the two swans.

22 Nov 2009 5:27am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Beautiful capture, great composition!

22 Nov 2009 5:32am

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

wow, lovely colors, reflection and waves. fantastic composition :)

22 Nov 2009 5:38am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada of the prettiest ballet of all :)
So beautiful, and a breath of fresh air to all the grey and rain we have been having.

22 Nov 2009 5:42am

One from Açores, Portugal

What a wonderful capture, I really like the reflections on the water, congratulations !

22 Nov 2009 5:51am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

like angels...
very lovely shot...

22 Nov 2009 6:16am

Sugata from Newark, United States

Amazingly beautiful!

22 Nov 2009 6:25am

Stu from Home: Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

The reflection makes it. Such a peaceful atmosphere - an antidote to the rain that's coming down outside! Thx!

22 Nov 2009 6:30am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Grâce et élégance, vraiment beau!

22 Nov 2009 6:49am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Hello, Mariana, I have read that tou will have your surgery soon. I hope everything is OK soon. My best wishes, my friend.
Great atmosphere and colors in this beautiful scene of the lake of swans.

22 Nov 2009 7:06am

@Paco Díaz: very lovely of you , Paco :) thx my friend !

thami from Morocco

Voilà un couple qui a tout pour être heureux et qui semble l'être !
Que ton dimanche soit lumineux!

22 Nov 2009 7:19am

Eldiablo from Les Issambres, France

bravo ..... c'est tout simplement BEAU .....................

22 Nov 2009 7:24am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Sublime...the swans and their reflections...ah, so lovely. I like the saturated color, too.

22 Nov 2009 7:34am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

there is something beautifully romantic about this picture.
awesome mariana. i love everything about it.

22 Nov 2009 7:58am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

A classic shot !

22 Nov 2009 8:06am

jpla from st Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Belle composition ! Bon dimanche.

22 Nov 2009 8:11am

Irene from L C, France

Elegant composition and beautiful tones !

22 Nov 2009 8:16am

zahra from shiraz, Iran


22 Nov 2009 8:30am

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Une photo très reposante !
très belles couleurs .
Bonne journée à toi.

22 Nov 2009 8:32am

Kri from Belgium

L'eau apparait très fluide et les reflets sont magnifiques!

22 Nov 2009 8:41am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

This photo reminds me of love, like two swans swimming together as the core formed by the neck and its reflection, there almost a merger in this image, it' is beautiful! Good Sunday!

22 Nov 2009 8:42am

Ekios from Une des iles du salut, Guyana

Clean and quite, I need that this sonday ! :)

22 Nov 2009 8:47am

Tagazou from France

HEHE... my friend with big ears seems to be interrested in beginning a diver carreer!

22 Nov 2009 8:50am

napocoulom from st mande 94160, France

it is really romantic, i like it

22 Nov 2009 8:59am

miguel from Spain

Llevo un buen rato disfrutándola y sigo maravillado

22 Nov 2009 9:06am

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Grâce et séduction des couleurs

22 Nov 2009 9:06am

roy from ostend, Belgium

very nice, even by the low position, the dark and light green ..

22 Nov 2009 9:11am

christine from France

Un duo de charme incontestable, et quels beaux reflets en général sur cette photo....bravo Mariana et bon dimanche

22 Nov 2009 9:12am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful capture!! I love the reflections in the water. Great lighting and atmosphere. Very well done

22 Nov 2009 9:13am

Sylvie49 capture image! from Bords de Loire - Anjou, France

Pureté, clarté et zenitude ! bonne journée à toi.

22 Nov 2009 9:37am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Such a romantic capture! Love the elegant composition and the reflections on the water!

22 Nov 2009 9:54am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

This is just superb and so elegant!

22 Nov 2009 9:55am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 stars : the lighting is magic

22 Nov 2009 10:09am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

what a beautiful catch! those swans are so elegant, and your photo makes them even more beautiful! great work! :)

22 Nov 2009 10:09am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Terrific. I can hear the gentle splashing sounds of the water and the flecks of golden light work wonders

22 Nov 2009 10:40am

yz from Hungary

beautiful and etheral

22 Nov 2009 10:59am

philippe from dijon, France

C'est excellent, le sujet, la cadrage, le fond et l'atmosphère, très beau, bravo... bon dimanche Mariana

22 Nov 2009 11:20am

Richard Trim from Leicester, United Kingdom

Best mates ... and cleverly framed. Perhaps you could lose a touch on either side .


22 Nov 2009 11:30am

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

I hope your health gets better! Your image is perfect. You can pet the swans! A superb edition! Greetings. Adela

22 Nov 2009 11:48am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

What a wonderful capture,bravo!

22 Nov 2009 11:59am

Reno from Madrid, Spain

Very poetic composition: I love the colors and the direction of look you propose here.

22 Nov 2009 12:56pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Like these tow lucky swan lakes. Well done my dear

22 Nov 2009 1:22pm

Tracey from Maryland, United States

I love how your are allowing us to peek through the foliage in the foreground. What a beautiful pair of swans.

22 Nov 2009 1:51pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Compliments for this picture, the color of swans is well recorded

22 Nov 2009 2:07pm

Val37 from Tours, France

They 're beautiful The light waouh !!

22 Nov 2009 2:10pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A wonderful,peaceful scene..and great reflections..

22 Nov 2009 2:27pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Hermoso reflejo, bonita foto

22 Nov 2009 3:05pm

Don from spokane, United States

A wonderful capture. I especially like the moment of action which is so eye-catching. The water quality is superb. An excellent image.

22 Nov 2009 3:08pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Peaceful and serene. Love this shot!!! : )

22 Nov 2009 3:28pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Dreamy, Mariana - lovely and poetic in color and framing. Every element just sings.

22 Nov 2009 3:35pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

only in fairytales.... love the light !

22 Nov 2009 3:37pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Lovely composition. Beautifully processed.

22 Nov 2009 3:42pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful lighting in this well framed and composed shot! Well done Mariana! ;-)

22 Nov 2009 3:45pm

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, a pair of swans in perfect harmony and which seems to glide on this magnificent stretch of water gilded by the sun. Splendid image. I hope you feel better. Good Sunday, friends.

22 Nov 2009 3:52pm

Oscar from Espira, France

A stroll in pair.... Good Shot. I like the reflects too

22 Nov 2009 3:55pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

beautiful light on swan's back. very nice.

22 Nov 2009 4:05pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A beautifully exposed image Mariana.

22 Nov 2009 4:19pm

Ardan from Manila, Philippines

love the reflection! love it!

22 Nov 2009 4:39pm

Lynn from United States

STUNNING!!! A perfect scene of natures beauty...excellent with the wonderful reflection!!! An OUTSTANDING painting...a true work of art :))

22 Nov 2009 4:42pm

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Excellent shot!

22 Nov 2009 5:01pm

Mostafa from Tehran, Iran

nice loveley shot

22 Nov 2009 5:10pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is gorgeous, Mariana.

22 Nov 2009 5:14pm

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

beautiful composition..

22 Nov 2009 5:27pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une image belle et sereine...avec une douce lumière.

22 Nov 2009 5:31pm

Marcie from United States

Gorgeous..spectcular light. Such very graceful animals!!!

22 Nov 2009 5:54pm

Antoine from France

Superb. Beautiful capture.

22 Nov 2009 6:12pm

farzane from tehran, Iran

beautiful shot

22 Nov 2009 6:13pm

Mistral from France


22 Nov 2009 6:14pm

Klaus from Germany

nice reflections ... wish you the best and a quick return to health

22 Nov 2009 6:16pm

@Klaus: thx Klaus :)

Samantha Clarke from Canada, Canada

So serene! Great image Mariana.


22 Nov 2009 6:22pm

eme chiquilla from córdoba, Spain

delicate shot! i love the two sticks framing the swans :)

22 Nov 2009 6:40pm

Ken from United States

What an elegant and peaceful image!

22 Nov 2009 6:47pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

lovely shot! i like the light and the yellow reflections...

22 Nov 2009 6:48pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

incredibly beautiful shot! wonderful lighting, reflections and I love how you've captured the soft ripples of water :)

22 Nov 2009 6:51pm

rian from Mobile, United States

cool title, swan lake indeed! love those graceful birds.. :)

22 Nov 2009 6:53pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

great colors on this shot and the swines look do adorable. oh yeah, i have changed my URL, so updating your feed will be vastly appreciated. =]

22 Nov 2009 7:01pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

la grâce à l état pur, superbe ^^

22 Nov 2009 7:02pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A wonderful shot, full of quietness. Hope you're feeling better... :-)

22 Nov 2009 7:35pm

@Evelyne Dubos: thx Evelyne ! Will be fine for sure :)

Morten Pedersen from Norway

This is like a fairy-tail with this classic swan picture.

22 Nov 2009 8:25pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe duo !

22 Nov 2009 8:43pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
beautiful, two swans in paradise. The entire recording is shown brilliant. The colors, the reflections in the water, everything is perfect. It looks like a fairy tale. A beautiful sight for the evening. Dear greetings Christel

22 Nov 2009 8:53pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Beautiful romantic mood in this capture. Lovely couple and very nice reflections.

22 Nov 2009 9:56pm

Charles from Belgium

Embellishes with images here.

22 Nov 2009 10:21pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful shot. Great light, tones and sharpness.

22 Nov 2009 10:24pm

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

Gorgeous Mariana !You'r the best!

22 Nov 2009 10:34pm

@QUIM: who ? me ? you are kidding my friend :))

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Perfect! The wonderful swans so precisely framed, the rich colors and fine light. And, the reflections! Love this image!

22 Nov 2009 10:47pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great capture, I love to watch them when they bob their heads to fish.

22 Nov 2009 11:33pm

John from Geneva, United States

Gorgeous color and clarity to the reflection - superb!

23 Nov 2009 12:13am

Brian Chen from Seattle, WA, United States

Beautiful image, I really like the fact that you gave the foregound some elements to give the photo some framing.

23 Nov 2009 12:24am

Ginnie from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

I most love the yellow lines in the water, Mariana.

23 Nov 2009 2:02am

Mike from United States

Beautiful swan couple! Love the rich greens. Nice one M!

23 Nov 2009 2:12am

peter from new york, United States

wow! what a stunning reflection!

23 Nov 2009 2:19am

Papalopoctli from D.F., Mexico

Beautiful photography in colour. :)

23 Nov 2009 2:33am

Sidney from Manille, Philippines

Lovely... what a beautiful image !

23 Nov 2009 2:59am

Bill from Pacific Northwest, United States

I have been away for awhile, so I did not realize you are not feeling well. Take strength and comfort from the well wishes of your family here at Aminus3. We wish you good health, and the peace and serenity so wonderfully illustrated by your image above.

23 Nov 2009 3:18am

@Bill: these are so lovely words and message, bill. Reading it , it makes me cry . I am so sensitive these days :) Thx a lot my dear friend !

martie from Mojave Desert, United States

Beautiful! Grace and peace are what I think of when I look at this one.

23 Nov 2009 3:23am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

This is a very serene and peaceful image! Probably a great image to look at before I go to bed! Great shot and wonderful light and colors!

23 Nov 2009 4:13am

Michael from United Kingdom

Indeed it is... a great title for this superb image, the surface of the water is lovely.

23 Nov 2009 4:14am

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Very beautiful - I especially like the streaks of lime ;o)

23 Nov 2009 9:08am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Great shot here mariana. You framed them naturally. The movement they make with their necks bending down is very dramatic. Great shot!

23 Nov 2009 9:27am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Romantic and poetric ambiance !
Another composition who's talking to me about your incredible talent to create scene and ambiance with a particular sensibility ! Hope that a day I will arrive to become a photographer as per you because when I see your shots I see that I have to learn again a lot of things in photography ! :-) You have my admitation ! :-)

23 Nov 2009 10:01am

@Marie-Jezaria: wow MArie .. this is too kind :)) Thx a million :)

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

This is truly magical. The light, ripples and capture of the swans makes this fabulous.

23 Nov 2009 12:00pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

5 stars -- I'm sure that everyone loves this one.

23 Nov 2009 3:13pm

John from Eureka, United States

wonderful composition. I think the yellow green horizontal ripple is very important to the composition.

23 Nov 2009 3:30pm

@John: that is what I like the best :)) thx John !

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain


23 Nov 2009 3:55pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Nice colours and reflections on the water!

23 Nov 2009 5:35pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

such a lovely scene -- how tranquil... what a life! bravo!!!

23 Nov 2009 6:53pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

I love that little bit of back-lighting on the swans' neck and body.

23 Nov 2009 7:44pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Excelente compisición, color y reflejo.

23 Nov 2009 8:10pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful light, colors and composition. I love it.

23 Nov 2009 11:30pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Love your swans....very beautiful in the still water.

24 Nov 2009 2:40am

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Lovely, it seems to be in a fairy tale.

24 Nov 2009 4:12pm

Gary Hart from California, United States

Very nice.

26 Nov 2009 8:04pm

@Gary Hart: thx Gary :)

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I don't know how you mange all the comments you get.

30 Nov 2009 9:05pm

sheye from Vancouver, Canada

Insanely gorgeous!!

28 Jan 2010 6:14pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/320 second
ISO 125
43 mm