September 18, 2013

Swan Feather, Moscow

Photograph by Veronika K. Ko, Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots

On an autumn day in Moscow, Your Shot contributor Veronika K. Ko waited beside a lake for swans to swim close enough to photograph—but they never did. She had decided to leave when she spotted some feathers floating toward her. "It was obviously the swans' gift for my patience," she says. Noticing the water's movement and the autumn trees reflected on its surface, she prepared a 200mm lens and waited for the biggest feather to approach.

Ko emphasizes the importance of taking advantage of the unexpected, in this case to create a unique shot and share the beauty of simple things. "To me it's not just a feather; it's a beautiful part of our life, of our surroundings, something that could bring us smiles and happiness just by watching it."

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192 comments
Philip Thomas
Philip Thomas

One of the most beautiful pick... i have ever seen... Class..

Rene Fancher
Rene Fancher

This doesn't look real. It looks like a Photoshop creation.

jackie childs
jackie childs

simple and the water movement mimics the shape of the feathers. Very soothing

amol shende
amol shende

veronika.....beauty can be shown by very few people.u r one of them........congrats fr this "no words" stuff

Martin Kritzer
Martin Kritzer

Eine wunderschöne Aufnahme - und dieses Licht dazu mmmh

Linda Haugen
Linda Haugen

You definitly captured the simple beauty of nature Veronika!  I was mesmerized by this shot.  Thank you for sharing :-)

R Gregory Shaw
R Gregory Shaw

The very rare perfect shot. You should treasure this gift. Thank you for sharing.

Bhavani Madhan
Bhavani Madhan

It looks as if the white feather is floating on Golden River, amazing and wonderful work.

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