Monday, 30 December 2013

500th

I've seen others reach the accolade of 500 blog postings.
I never thought I would be one of them :).  To mark the occasion I thought 
I would have another go at capturing the white feathers on some swans.


Think I got it.  I tried a macro lens setting.  Both shots were taken at dusk using a flash.


By the way, we have had a lot of rain and wind.  Sadly a beautiful
conifer tree fell victim to the strong winds.


That's Coombe Abbey Hotel with a new water feature. 

Back tomorrow to close the year out with our most favorite tree :).


19 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

I'm only 99 behind you. Some very nice pictures today. Like the abbey

Bev said...

Happy 500th!! Beautiful pictures!!

Jane and Chris said...

Is there anything more graceful than a swan?
Beautiful shots!
Jane x

raf said...

Awesome captures for your 500th, Lauren. Congrats!

RedPat said...

Congrats on the 500th post!

Stuart said...

Beautiful swans. Congrats on the 500 th !

Mersad said...

Quite a milestone (which I myself have passed just recently). Thank you for all your lovely images, and I think these here are worthy of the occasion.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Christopher Frost said...

Well done on your 500th. And good shot of the swans. Shame about the tree, but I guess with so many storms about now, some trees are bold to be lost.

By the way, I'm about to post my 2687th photo!

hamilton said...

You can never go wrong with a swan photo, in my opinion.
Congratulations on your 500th! I haven't paid enough attention to my count and now see that had I not not posted on those few days because of blackouts, I would have hit the 750 mark to celebrate the end of the year. Dang.

TheChieftess said...

Such handsome swans!!!

TheChieftess said...

And...congratulations!!! I have no idea how many I've had...

Petrea Burchard said...

Congratulations on your 500th post! Done with beautiful shots, I must say.

Fun60 said...

Some beautiful photos there to celebrate your 500th. Quite an achievement. Look forward to reading your next 500. Happy New Year.

Stefan Jansson said...

Looks like nice old hotel.

Tanya Breese said...

oh beautiful photos and sad about the tree :( happy 500 and happy new year!!

Lowell said...

Seems to be kinda nasty weather in many parts of the world. Love your swan photos - one can see very well the feathery details!

Have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

JM said...

Congratulations on the 500th post, it's a beautiful one. Happy New Year!

William Kendall said...

Congratulations! It'll be awhile before I hit that milestone.

The swans are lovely, as is that building!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Congratulations Lauren, perfect image for your 500th! I think people who don't blog can't appreciate the effort that goes into an almost daily blog oui!