Rising Swan

Captured early one morning as the elegant swan cleaned itself in the morning light. The sun begins to burn away the mist over the river creating a surreal picture. This was a lucky shot! I missed the first time the swan did this posture but thankfully it did it again and I was there ready.


Nikon featured this photograph on their 2008 official calendar and also have a canvas print of it in their headquarters. It has also won several awards.


The Rising Swan image can be purchased as a fine-art print at Fotoviva Art Prints. Here is the direct link to the canvas print page.


Thanks for looking!

Pete_Aston, Ruby and 34 more people faved this
  • Hans Heintz 8y

    It hasn't been but still is! I don't think much of the explore algorithm but yr picture is REALLY GREAT! I don't want to spoil yr explore position but you might show it around just a little bit more ;)

    (link clicked from a blog-discussion about explore)
  • Matt Shaw PRO 7y

    awesome shot!

    http://blogs.photopreneur.com/what-it-takes-to-get-your-photo-on-the-flickr-explore-page (?)
  • Blizarre 7y

    The same as HanslH !
    Absolutly beautiful ! :D
  • Gerry Morgan 7y

    Great timing, and I love the mist.
  • Shane & Christy Neufeld 7y

    WOW. Very nicely done. I love it.
  • Gary Purdue 7y

    Wow this is an incredible capture, really moody colours, love it.
  • Christina Swan 7y

    This is wonderful. It has so much ambiance and mood. The colors and the mist are amazing. Truly one of the best shots I have seen on Flickr in a while.
  • liffeybelle 7y

    Wonderful shot.. magical.. saw this on the Swan site
  • Chris Noel 7y

    this is sweet!
  • cool.nicool 7y

    beautiful! a fairy tale!
  • Katie Freeland PRO 7y

    this has a very mystical element to it. beautiful!
  • tekaybe PRO 6y

    I just love this shot
  • Daz /The duck daddy 6y

    WOW absolutely stunning
  • Yadil Alam Raju 6y

    what you have taken...........I am speechless
  • Jeroen Mellenbergh 6y

    Wow this is stunning! Love the posture of the swan and the mist in the background. Excellent shot
  • Darren Ballinger 6y

    Great timing Jason. A brilliant shot.
  • Laura O 5y

    amazing. Just...so beautiful.
  • Sue Lloyd 5y

    Lovely Image :)
  • John Alessi 4y

    Wow - one of those once in a life timers! Fantastic mood!
  • - e l i - PRO 3y

    I absolutely love this Jason - truly an amazing shot!
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Taken on September 8, 2006
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