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Hearts That Beat...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 12 May 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account?
~Jean Paul Richter

This is how it ought to be...nature at its harmonious pollution or any other mark of Man!! Shot in Thailand on my recent trip there.

NIKON D90 1/100 second F/4.2 ISO 200 60 mm

A film maker from India who has recently rediscovered his passion for photography.

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Elsaxelle from France

De l'or noir...

12 May 2011 5:22am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Oh the black swan majestically! With small loops on the back! The golden light sleep a little on the water! This is my first picture in the morning a delight! Beautiful image! (there is a black swan in my village but I am always afraid for him because the white swans on the hunt!

12 May 2011 5:23am

amira from France

Magique, magnifique ! Have a good day, Pavan

12 May 2011 5:39am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

These majestic two black swans are a delight in this golden light. Very beautiful and poetic. Great shot.

12 May 2011 5:53am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

what a wonderful photo!!!!!

12 May 2011 6:00am

Kat from Lorraine, France

Lovely shot !

12 May 2011 6:08am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Une image de toute beauté par l'attitude et l'élégance des cygnes et par ces magnifiques teintes dorées ! Superbe ! Belle journée à toi

12 May 2011 6:13am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Magnificent birds seem at peace and we don't see the pollution, this is a
superb photo looking at peace and a great sunset on this series. What
a gorgeous composition and beautiful photo.

12 May 2011 6:19am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

My compliments for this excellent pic. Great moment catched there.

12 May 2011 6:33am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful phrase ~ Jean Paul Richter ... excellent your words ... The best example is of black swans happy browsing ... how long ...? There is much to think about! A hug Pavan! Adela

12 May 2011 6:49am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Extra ! je te souhaite une agréable journée

12 May 2011 6:51am

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Magnifique ce contre jour doré !!
Majestueux !
Un joli coeur fait avec leur cou !

12 May 2011 7:17am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful phrase and a lovely pair of black swans in its most safe and beautiful environment. Great, Pavan. Love it. :)

12 May 2011 8:11am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Lovely shot! Well done!

12 May 2011 8:35am

Z Joya from Philippines

i like how the water shapes the background:)

12 May 2011 8:43am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Amazing..beautiful golden moment..5*

12 May 2011 8:50am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Wonderful those black swans with the golden background , really lovely shot ! Phil

12 May 2011 9:03am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow... Just at the right time... What a beautiful capture Pavan, also the warm colors are fantastic. Have a lovely day :)

12 May 2011 9:08am

Tomix from landerneau, France

beautiful shot! the light is marvellous!

12 May 2011 9:09am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great capture. Delightful and inspirational!

12 May 2011 9:15am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Delectable light and colour

12 May 2011 9:37am

jeanne from près de marseille, France

comme un coeur oui
qui bat

12 May 2011 9:51am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

c'est superbe trés romantique ,bravo pour cette photo!

12 May 2011 10:46am

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

Wonderful picture , I like black swans .

12 May 2011 11:12am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A lovely rich and energetic image - beautiful presentation.

12 May 2011 12:29pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A broken heart in the sea of gold

12 May 2011 1:01pm

@CElliottUK: I am so glad you noticed the 'broken heart' Chris! Thank you:)

danou-yepa from Nice, France

stunnig colors and position of birds fantastic !!! great title too pavan !

12 May 2011 1:07pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Lovely, Pavan - just lovely!

12 May 2011 1:07pm

Aboololo from Govashir, Iran

really nice shot ! great focus ! lovely tones ! 5*

12 May 2011 1:23pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent light balance and colors

12 May 2011 2:55pm

ClickFlicks Photography from Toronto, Canada

aww.. i loved it. you just took the essence of two creatures in love..., was it sunset when u took this? Really amazing!

12 May 2011 3:03pm

franz from Baden, Austria

superb compo, gorgeous motiv, awesome light! a masterpiece indeed!

12 May 2011 3:07pm

DESPITE STRAIGHT LINES from Canada &, United Kingdom

The species, no matter creed nor colour, no matter race nor genetics feel the need to form an alliance, to meet and pair, to bond and to share love and companionship in the journey that we call life. What is a life lived alone, what is a beautiful sunrise without someone to share it with. What is a silence when it is observed without the awe of two hearts that beat as one?

A gorgeous image Pavan. Sultry, atmospheric, representative and heart warming. A life lived alone is a life lived as a shadow of what it might have been. We need, crave and desire love, and perhaps without it we are not truly whole or complete.

12 May 2011 3:11pm

@DESPITE STRAIGHT LINES: Very well said and never were there truer words my friend! Thank you Paul:)

Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

Absolutely gorgeous. The heart that their slender necks make is nicely symbolic along with the sensual lighting. A very romantic photo Pavan, well done!

12 May 2011 3:28pm

@Dutch: Thank you so much Dutch!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

What a romantic, gorgeous photograph. Radiance and an impenetrable peace. There is a reason that the most sane of humans carry on a love affair with this planet. You see it in the faces of people you meet when hiking up a mountain or kayaking in the pristine inlands of a region unmarred... the truth and beauty, indeed the HOPE of Life, does not arrive through destruction and stupidity. I admire your work and agenda, Pavan. Bless you.

12 May 2011 3:31pm

@Rick: I am so touched by your warm words Rick. it's so sweet and kind of you. Thank you my friend:)

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

I love the golden light, the texture of the water,and the heart given by the position of the2 necks.After the previous serie,a picture full of hope.

12 May 2011 3:45pm

VigneshTG from chennai, India

love the moment !! the golden colors too
awesome work

12 May 2011 4:25pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

The love carries the hope of better days!
A beautiful shot!

12 May 2011 4:38pm

Bernardo from Spain

Un buen disparo, los tonos y el encuadre que le has dado te han quedado geneial.


12 May 2011 5:31pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The light, the golden tonality, the subject, the composition all in this image participante in creating a superb allegory of what is called love.

12 May 2011 5:58pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

These black swans have such a grace......wonderful Pavan!!

12 May 2011 6:22pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

very gorgeous !!!! splendide !
five stars !
friendships !

12 May 2011 7:24pm

Pomme from France

Leur coeur s'enflamme :)

12 May 2011 8:31pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

very sweet, beautiful and romantic. a big hug. Alejandra =)

12 May 2011 10:03pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful pair of swans. A lovely heart shape in this romantic scene. The light is splendid.

13 May 2011 3:17am

myky from London, Canada

A heart "in the making". The eloquent language of nature...such an elegant capture of these beautiful swans. And such a poignant quote.
Just discovered your portfolio....divine photography!

13 May 2011 3:37am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid in this light, a marvel at your picture. 5 *. Good day.

13 May 2011 5:27am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very very beautiful !! And of course you are right ,love is everywhere in the life !

13 May 2011 6:00am

Andreas from Neuwied, Germany

Very beautiful.
Golden Water and 2 Swans that tryed to make a Heart.
So much Details on the Plumes, great Picture.

13 May 2011 6:16am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Yes, Pavan. Yes, indeed!

13 May 2011 7:03am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

There is something majestic about this photo: colors, swans, their attitude, so the nature is beautiful and knows how to show it!...

13 May 2011 7:51am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh Pavan, how I love this unexpected turn!!! Yes, this is how it ought to be... thank you for this heavenly image to show we can live in perfect harmony with the nature! Incredibly beautiful scene you've spotted and masterfully composed!

13 May 2011 10:01am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

The picture of harmony, and an instant of harmony is a feel of eternity. Annierita

13 May 2011 10:18am

Elisa from Rosario, Argentina

Bon weekend en beauté:)
Elisa (sans Blogger depuis hier)

13 May 2011 11:15am

Chriss from Saint Paul, Reunion

Magnifique cette lumière et cet éclat sur l'eau ! bravo

13 May 2011 12:21pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Love the orange and the heart is gorgeous!

13 May 2011 12:46pm

Laurette from South Africa

A very beautiful image and words. Well captured.

13 May 2011 1:33pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Gorgeous work!

13 May 2011 2:14pm

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

A not quite connected heart - maybe meaning - a heart that is open... the gold of the water is beautiful.

13 May 2011 5:24pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de brèvedent, France

Un super rendu de détails pour ce contre-jour.

13 May 2011 6:56pm

Kala from United States

What an absolutely glorious image Pavan. <3 it.

13 May 2011 6:58pm

Maria Draper from California, United States

exquisite! composition, color...everything...

14 May 2011 4:39am

larans from Lund, Sweden

So well seen and captured. Most beautiful and such harmony. 5*!

14 May 2011 6:36am

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique lumière.

14 May 2011 3:26pm

Kavita from Paramaribo, Suriname

Very nicely taken. Love it! The lightening is also great, Pavan. It's been a long time that I've visited your blog:)

15 May 2011 12:20am

Becky from los angeles, United States


15 May 2011 3:52am

Sarah from Sydney, Australia

This is truly lovely - as you say, no mark of man.

17 May 2011 7:35am

Satvik from Far far away, United States

Awesome capture Pavan ! Love the composition and color tones, excellent !!

18 May 2011 2:12am

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Excellent compo. with lovely colour satuarations!

18 May 2011 5:50am

Quark from Amsterdam, Netherlands

This is a fantastic photo !
Not only because of the beautiful scene but all details are clear and visible in
this and that's not easy with the light-conditions, I think, very well done !

21 Jun 2011 5:31am

1/100 second
ISO 200
60 mm