A bit of a wildlife shot from my recent visit to Western Springs. After feeding the mother swan some chips and making it semi-comfortable with me around its cygnets, I got down to their level and snapped off a few shots. In this particular one I also captured some greedy gulls coming in for a landing also.
In Gimp I added a custom version of the National Geographic plug-in filter, cropped, resized and added the top/bottom bars.
Great shot! You have guts! I wouldn’t go anywhere near a swan and her cygnets. I have bad memories of furious swan on a hissing, wing spreading rampage.
Cheers – They can be pretty fierce birds! – I only have fish and chips to thank!