Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ruffled feathers.....



With one youngster on land and three upstream it hardly seemed the right time for Mum to be having a 'Zen' moment (third shot). It wasn't long before she had to pull her head out and attend to her motherly duties! I enjoy watching the Black Swans, they have such long necks that seem to stretch forever and bend into the most extraordinary shapes.. there was a slight breeze that gently ruffled their feathers in a very appealing fashion! One day I'm going to find the time and patience to sit and wait for that elusive landing or taking off shot, would love to catch sight of the white flight feathers. Swans are herbivorous and in the last few shots you can see that there was enough 'aquatic algae' for them to skim it right off the surface..good eating in Hyde Park :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.....


31 comments:

  1. Nice photos, no swans here that I have seen. You have a nice park to walk and take photos in.

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  2. Magnifique publication! et très belles photos!

    Very nice post!
    Thanks & Welcome for your comment and your next visit to my blogs.
    Have a nice day! Cath.

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  3. I do love swans and these are SO beautiful Terrific captures, Grace!! Hope your week is going well!!! Enjoy!

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  4. Beautiful we don't have black swans only the white ones.

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  5. White swans are beautiful, bu black ones are even more marvellous, because they're more rare.I too like them very much!

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  6. You know how much I love swans. Your collection of photos is a real treat. They are beautiful, Grace. And, your shots are marvellous.

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  7. I always marvel at these beautiful creatures, gorgeous shots, Grace! I always look forward to seeing black swans at St James in London, how incredible it must be to see them in natural Australian habitats!

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  9. When I was in London I saw a black swan in the pond in St. James Park and I waited and waited for it to take it's head out of it's feathers. I finally gave up. It simply wasn't going to move.

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  10. Such elegant birds. The Audrey Hepburns of the bird kingdom?

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  11. You are becoming quite the nature photographer, these are wonderful!

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  12. I am jealous of your photographic ability, the first and third shots are superb.

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  13. These black swans are beautiful. I wish we had some here to offset the many white ones ;)

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  14. I've just caught one landing once, in a manner rather like how Fred Flintstone stops his car.

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  15. Nice shots, Grace. The swans really are quite beautiful.

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  16. Speaking of the third shot, there are days I so badly want to be able to do that.

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  17. Love what you've done with the images Grace - aren't they gorgeous creatures?!
    AHA, knew there was a "birder" lurking in you!

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  18. I see you comment on Joe's blog and occasionally have time to drop by. I always love your photos when I do! Black swans are so graceful.

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  19. I love these shots... especially the zen moment !

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  20. Great pictures, they are very gymnastic with their necks indeed.

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  21. Really enjoyed these. Swans are a favorite..and. I don't see black ones too often.

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  22. ohhh they are so pretty and graceful!

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