Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Mute Swans on Blackford Pond



I took these photos the weekend before last at Blackford Pond

I don't tend to photograph birds, preferring to enjoy the moment than obsess over focus. However, big waterbirds like swans are easy to photo!


16 comments:

HKatz said...

Lovely photos. I like the contrast in textures between the swans and the hard dark water.

Kerri said...

These are lovely!!

i stora drag said...

Lovely photos of the mute swans! I think they are very interesting birds!
Greetings Pia in Sweden

Gary said...

They're beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

I love photographing only some bird species, herring gulls in paricular, on the beach and along the Venetian canals. I enjoy their gaze, iron-like, and the red spot on the yellow beak. And the fact that the young, still with brown spots and a brown beak, are for some time bigger than the adults, the same that happens to some, or all, species of penguins.

Your photos of the swans are brilliant, the water in particular.

eileeninmd said...

They are beautiful birds, lovely shots! Have a great day!

mick said...

Great photos. Swans are always beautiful.

Carole M. said...

delightful to see white swans (when ours are black) ...

Caroline Gill said...

Such graceful birds! Thank you, Juliet, for your comment on my post.

Glo said...

Smooth sailing ~ serene shots :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are lovely! And yes, the bigger birds definitely are easier to photograph. Gorgeous pond for the swans too.

Ms Sparrow said...

Thank you for the swans. They are a delight to see.

Loredana Donovan said...

The swans are beautiful, great capture! :)

Laura said...

so beautiful! The Gratitude Quilt is now posted at my blog if you'd like to add something you are most welcome to do so.

Rambling Woods said...

Lovely birds Juliet..I keep a camera in my pocket in case an opportunity presents itself..but I have never seen a swan...beautiful...Michelle

Stewart M said...

They may be "easy to photo" but it's still nice to see them. I have not seen a mute swan in the flesh (feather?) for a couple of years!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne.

PS: here is a link you may like:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-22/budgerigars-alice-springs-waterhole/4386156