Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Stills: Birds

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was birds.  What fun for me!  It was a great excuse to go down to the river in town that is keep open by a stiff current.  It is a place where Swans, Ducks and Canada Geese gather for the entire winter.  They are fed daily by a fellow named Pete.
It was late in the afternoon before we got there on Friday January 20, 2012.
Swans and Ducks on the river Jan 20

You can see the riverbank and how close I was to the open water.
It is pure heaven to have so many subjects!  The pure white mature Trumpeter Swans are full grown.  The Cygnets with grey are this years hatch, they will molt in the spring and their new feathers will be snowy white.  They will have passed into adulthood.
Swans and Ducks group
One Trumpeter Swan was very interested in me!
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If I had been really daring I would have laid on the river bank to get this shot..but the size of the Swans made me think twice about that.

This was my favorite shot of the day.  Have a good week everyone:)

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Those shots of the Swan close up is amazing....love it.

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  2. Great shots! I wouldn't have got eye level with him either.....I got chased by a small goose once and that was nasty enough for a lifetime.

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  3. Looks chilly! Really like the almost reflections.

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  4. They look like they posed for you in a couple of the pics. They are so beautiful to look at.

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  5. These swans are beautiful, I love birds, thanks for sharing. And your dog looks very sweet too!

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  6. Ooh that looks cold! Gorgeous swans though.

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  7. HOW ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! What delightful shots...I consider myself lucky to see them through your blog, I know, but still......


    Linda
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  8. What gorgeous birds! And I love Chance in your header shot.

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  9. I loved the last close-ups! They are beautiful and graceful!

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