Mute Swans are a large heavy bird, so it takes a while for them to take-off. I was going through files from the archives and thought this was interesting. I usually see them from a side view taking off. So when this one took off heading towards me, it was a great different view. The splashing, feet flapping and the distance it took to get into the air was amazing. Then it made a pass in front of me with the wings making that cool whooshing sound. I liked the early morning light backlighting the wings!