Le Carnaval des Animaux - Le Cygne
Sometimes it's funny how things come together! This week, I visited an evening about Camille Saint-Saëns and the piece 'Le Carnaval des Animaux - Le Cygne' was played live with on the cello an 'old' colleague of mine. I did not know that he has that great music talent!
Listening to "Le cygne' I got goose bumps as this music is so romantic and sad at the same time; also it was strange listening to a masterpiece about swans while I was busy the recent days to 'catch' swans with my camera on a lake nearby.
This is the lake where the swans (Cygnus bewickii) are resting during the night. With the first rays of light the first groups are leaving. Within one hour after sunrise the lake is empty. Instead some herons come (you can see three on the right side of the photo).
I visited that area four times this week and the sound of the birds when they awake or fly away is amazing. Yesterday, I entered the lake on the right side and all the swans were swimming/resting on the left side of the lake. Today, when I walked in the dark to the middle of the lake (between trees) I found out that most of the swans were on the right side. So again I was on the wrong place; fortunately one group of swans were resting in the middle of the lake. It costs me wet feet and a dirty coat but I catched them with the red/pink light which I had in mind.
25/1/2015 03:33:56 am
Hoi Silvia, je trip is gelukt zie ik! fraaie platen met pracht kleuren! natte voeten en vieze kleding waard geweest dus!
25/1/2015 03:52:43 am
Bedankt Louis! Als je erbij was geweest had je kunnen lachen, ben 2 x mijn evenwicht verloren en tussen de pollen beland.....maar, het was schitterend. Het geluid van de zwanen klinkt nog steeds in mijn oren.
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Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.