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River Biga
Llanidloes, Powys, Wales
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About the photo:

The River Biga empties into Llyn Clywedog reservoir, north west of Llanidloes, Powys. I captured this scene at dawn one Spring morning. What you don't see is how cold it was! My fingers felt like they were frozen to the camera. Just after I took this photo a pair of geese flew in perfect tandem low over the water. Magical!

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