Up close and personal

Location: Monor (H)
Date: May 2008
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Processing: Picasa 3.0
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Short description:
An early morning shoot at the swan-rich pond of our hotel near Budapest. There are two main challenges in shooting swans: the intense white of their feathers, which can easily to a blow-out, and the intense anger of the bird if you get too close. Two seconds later it actually bit my foot. This shot, my favourite of the series, is a good example of how a tight crop can express a feeling of power.