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Black Swan

 

He had just come over to tell me off for standing where he and the missus bought the 7 kids ashore.

Not kidding he spotted me and made a bee line over and stopped just long enough to squawk loudly at me a couple of times then turned and took off back to Mum and the babies..  The once in a lifetime front view extreme close up ended up with a blurred blob for a head.

Black Swan

 

He had just come over to tell me off for standing where he and the missus bought the 7 kids ashore.

Not kidding he spotted me and made a bee line over and stopped just long enough to squawk loudly at me a couple of times then turned and took off back to Mum and the babies..  The once in a lifetime front view extreme close up ended up with a blurred blob for a head.

comments (12)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 29 Sep 2008, 00:30
He does seem to have that satisfied look of "So there! I just did my job by telling her off!" And a black swan at that, Aussie! You were lucky to get him, coming OR going. smile
Aussie: Thanks Ginnie, we only have black ones, thets why I am taken with the white ones and took heaps of shots of them in UK and Amsterdam
I have vever seen a black swan. Nice shot.
Aussie: They are the only ones we have here Gail.
Wow - gorgeous looking bird Aussie: you've captured him very well
Aussie: Thanks Chris, I was happy to get this shot.
Very protection Aussie. Quality photograph.
Aussie: Vintage tells me it's not the beaks but the wings you have to watch out for.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 29 Sep 2008, 08:47
Love the feather curl,I must go down there.
Aussie: You should because all those baby pelicans have to learn to fly and if you were lucky they might be in the water as well.
They mean business, don't they? They're more honk than bite though unless you happen to be in the water.
Aussie: Vintage tells me the wings really hurt if they make contact
We had a couple of Black Swans on the river in Droitwich a while back. They had escaped from a farm! The best known ones, here are those down at Dawlish which were a gift from a local man who emigrated to New Zealand.
Aussie: Totally unrelated subject Bill. There was a letter to the travel guru in Saturday's paper from a man who said he left Droitwich 20 years ago to live in Aust. I would never have even noticed before but now it's like I have a connection.
I saw a pair of the black swans in Devon.
  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Sep 2008, 20:05
We do have them here in the UK as I track them from time to time for the RSPB but a quality shot from the rear or front is always welcome smile And yes they can be very vicious at the best of times but when they have young look out. Like the white swans of all varieties they mate for life. Nice one.!

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  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Sep 2008, 20:07
LOL....those swans know their way around..I only saw a few times a black swan....I think they are beautiful and I do understand that you like the white ones, they have something majestic.
Great shot, love it, hope you gave him the eye too wink
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Sep 2008, 20:10
Great composition, pity about the departing side of the swan.
A gorgeous bird.
Oh, to have been there . . . even from behind a stunning image.

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