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Swan handfed Slimbridge canon 7D

Yesterday was our first day of sun in absolutely ages. We went to Slimbridge near Bristol where there is a wonderful Wetland reserve park for birds. Most of the birds roam free throughout the park and the swans that were wandering around were very tame. I will be uploading more of these amazing images in the next few days. This swan was bigger than the little boy who was feeding him, his dad eventually took over. You have to be very slow, any fast movements is guaranteed to bring out a swan hiss. I have used my favorite all rounder lens the 18 200 3.5 which is great for flexibility. There was also a hide to photograph kingfishers, but it would have been a day long stay with sandwiches and hubby wasnt up for that too.

Catching up, the migraine took 2 days, today I am at last pain free and I will be catching up with everyone soonest.

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Taken on January 7, 2012