Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Black Swan Effect!



In Felicity Dale's book The Black Swan Effect she states 'the term 'black swan' was common in 16th century London, everyone knew swans were white and black swans presumably did not exist, so the term came to mean something farfetched, not real. However, in 1636 a Dutch explorer discovered nomadic, red-billed black swans in Western Australia. All of a sudden, black swans were no longer an impossibility, and the meaning of the term changed from something farfetched to something once thought of as farfetched, but now known as reality'. WA, unique even way back then :)


The black swan here was so close to shore it didn't have to 
dip too deep to find a tasty morsel of algae..


Not surprisingly when he came up a winner, he was surrounded by 'well wishers' :) Bon weekend, have fun.. take care and stay safe...


32 comments:

  1. Black swans are so dramatic...there's an aura of mystery around them...

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  2. What a find. Good snap Grace!
    V

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  3. ils sont vraiment superbes,merci du partage et bon w end ;o)

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  4. Gorgeous photos of beautiful birds. I wonder if they have a tendency to be as "nasty" as their white counterparts? Yes, you Aussies are world leaders in many areas!

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  5. And here I've always thought the Black Swan was a pub. ;-)

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  6. Je hebt de zwarte zwanen wel een mooie ereplaats gegeven.

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  7. I love the black swans! But have never heard of that particular "saying".

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  8. It always makes me think of a pub too, Grace!

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  9. Swans of any color are a beautiful sight to see as they glide gracefully through the water.

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  10. Really beautiful! Nice shots Grace. Have a great weekend.

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  11. They are interesting birds to watch. I grew up thinking all swans were white, thanks to my childhood reading.

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  12. These black swans are mesmerizing, aren't they?

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  13. So beautiful and graceful.

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  14. Black or white, they are magnificent birds!

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  15. Wonderful shots, and thanks for reminding us of the story. Funny, I thought you might show them doing something. . . . unusual?


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  16. Fantastic photos !
    Blac swans look so mystic, I don't remember if I Iever have seen swans in black - and you saw 3 pieces together.

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  17. What a great pictures, they look so different from the white ones, more mysterious.

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  18. You have a wonderful way to teach people facts, Grace! Sweet post, beautiful pics - have a great weekend, too!

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  19. Swans look elegant whether they are white or black.

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  20. Such beautiful photos. I didn't know that about the black swans. I've learned something new this morning.

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  21. gorgeous photos...and I didn't know the story either!

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  22. Black or white, swans are beautiful!

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  23. beautiful beings, great observation and story : ) Wanda

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  24. Wow, wow ...
    Is really !!!
    Thanks to post.

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