Our team takes part in the charitable project Reefcalendar by Martin Aigner. PHOTOTEAM.PRO member, Nikon Ambassador SUBAL Pro Team member Viktor Lyagushkin entered the project with his photography “Swan Swims Over the Sky”. There are also such famous photographers as Lynn Funkhouser and Christian Vizl and others.
Hotel Le Méridien Vienna hosted an exhibition with the photographs included. Exhibition is open for visitors from 29th of November till 15th of January. All money raised during the project will be spent for salvation of reefs of Southern Seas.
These unusual shots had been taken by Viktor Lyagushkin in the Blue Lake (Caucasus, Russia). Editors of the Diver Magazine (Canada) choose the photographs for their December 2015 mini feature to show the beauty of the birds and highlight an unusual approach in underwater photography.
Famous Russian designer, Tatyana Parfionova used the photograph of a swan by Viktor Lyagushkin for her impressive dress which illustrates the idea of her exhibition dedicated to the world’s greatest ballet-dancer Maya Plesetskaya.
The fidelity and love, happiness and tragedy of a swan touches the bottom of a soul and is the accurate expression of the perfect ballet-dancer, says Tatyana Parfionova.
“People cannot fly, but underwater they may feel weightless. That is why the director of a movie based on a popular Russian fairy tale decided to film a scene of a fight between the Swan Princess and Wicked Wizard-Kite underwater. I had been invited as a backstage underwater photographer and found the Swan Princess was more than charming. Icouldn’t use any lights as these would spoil the scene, but the studio light board was more than enough to create a beautiful backlight underwater, and the chromakey backing formed a nicely textured backdrop.”
Nikon D3S, Nikon AF 16mm f/2.8 D Fisheye, 1/400 sec, f/4, ISO800, Subal housing
Down the swanee… “NOW that’s a real swan dive — as the elegant bird uses its incredibly long neck to pluck food from a lake bed. Ace underwater photographer Victor Lyagushkin, 40, snapped the creature working at full stretch to … Continue reading →
During the Blue Lake Awareness Project we made a unique series of underwater photos with swans. It turns that nobody before us did this. Our photos became more and more popular in the world, and one of ‘swan photos’ entered Final in BBC’s Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 competition in category ‘Birds’.