Photographer's Note

Scores of swans migrate from Siberia to a patch of the Abukuma River on the outskirts of Fukushima City in Touhoku (north-east) Japan.

I panned with this swan as it gathered speed to take to the wing. You can see from the sharply focused head and neck that I succeeded with the pan. I kind of like the way the wings blurred during the relatively long exposure showing the vertical movement. The patches on the water are ducks, blurred so much that they aren't recognizable. I cropped the top and bottom of the shot making a panarama.

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