Taking photographs of wildlife is a challenge and it often involves a lot of time, expensive cameras and telephoto lenses. I have none of these things to spare, well maybe now I do have the time, I do not have thousands of pounds to spend on digital camera equipment with lenses that allow me to capture close up pictures of wildlife. This is where taking pictures of swans is such a pleasure as nearly everyone can get close enough to swans in our parks and riverside walks to take reasonable photos of these lovely birds. Most of the pictures I have of swans were taken with a low cost digital camera with a semi-decent zoom lens. I now have a Canon 650D which can take better quality pictures. Hopefully you will like the pictures taken with my older camera from over 10 years ago.
A while ago I came across Mediachance a Canadian software company that specialises on graphic and artistic software. One of their software packages enables you to take a digital picture and transform it into a painting image. The results are spectacular and while I sometimes feel a little guilty in producing painting style images within a few minutes computer time when it would take an artist many hours or even days to create the same picture. I have included some examples of what Dynamic Auto-Painter 5 can achieve with one of my pictures of swans with their young cygnets.
If you enjoy solving online jigsaw puzzles then you will find one based on the Golden Age painting image on our main domain – Jigsaw Puzzle.