This is a fragment from "On the bus" a true story of life down under by Christina Boufis.
"To those in the Northern Himisphere, Australia has always been the place where things are upside-down: the water runs down the facet in a clockwise direction; it is cold and wintry in mid-August when it is hot and steamy back home; the night sky is dominated not by the customary lights of the Big Dipper, but by the unfamiliar stars of the Southern Cross; and the swans are jet black, not white."
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polpo56 (15134) 2011-10-13 0:03
a nice presentation for this well composed picture.
A black swan is an unusual view for my country...
dkmurphys (47288) 2011-10-13 3:00
A fine wildlife scene. Very charming capture, well done.
Have a great day.
anokutan (15097) 2011-10-13 11:26
Beautiful composition and beautiful colors.
shevchenko (19051) 2011-10-14 1:22
Not easy to shoot a photo of bright water surface, good lighting and exposure, very nice the water surface reflect the color of blue sky, good capture to a swiming swan, distinct image, well done.
Kielia (23013) 2011-10-14 6:53
this is a wonderful presentation of this rare bird; and the composition is excellent. You captured the creature in a decisive momemt! I also like the nicely contrasting colors. My compliments!
Docarmo (9639) 2011-10-15 12:15
Very beautiful view of this elegant bird! The square format goes very well with the composition of the image. Bravo!
I like your note, because I noticed these differences between North and South. Did you notice about the moon? When it is crescent, it is like a 'C' in Southern Hemisphere and inverted in Northern Hemisphere... ;-)
Thanks for sharing,
cobra112 (15589) 2011-11-11 15:16
Cignus olor in good sharp and details. Well done Zbigniew.
- Copyright: Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) (3343)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-09-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ 28, Leica Vario-Elmarit 1:2.8-4.4/4.8-86.4
- Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 10:15