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UPY 2017 British Waters Compact - 3rd
'Mute Swan feeding underwater' - Ian Wade
Photographing mute swans underwater has been a ongoing project of mine which has lasted 5 years. I found a location where the swans were used to interaction with people, so getting close to them was made much easier. To get this shot I ended up getting very wet and had to swim out to the middle of the marina. I wanted to show the underwater world of a swan feeding on the bottom of a marina. After a lot of frustration, I managed to capture the moment I wanted!
Judge's comment: Martin Edge: Composition works well with the diagonal line of the Swan. The reflection also adds to this image. Simple yet effective.
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