Swan close-up by Jeff Haydock (Nikon D40.Tamron 28-75mm lens)
Taken at Scotsman's Flash, Poolstock.
Comment by Kells on 8th February 2011 at 00:05
As it got a cob on?
Comment by Mick on 8th February 2011 at 00:07
Looks like its been caught up in a oil slick
Comment by Bren on 8th February 2011 at 07:23
Beautiful bird..... good shot.
Comment by Garners girl on 8th February 2011 at 07:55
Comment by Helen on 8th February 2011 at 08:32
That is REALLY good !
Comment by catherine on 8th February 2011 at 09:09
Comment by Roy H on 8th February 2011 at 09:19
Is this a mature bird? It looks too dark to have all it's mature plumage.
Plus the beak doesn't look quite right for a mature swan. Good close up shot though. Another month or two should see it right.
Comment by jeff haydock on 8th February 2011 at 10:54
Roy H. The mute swan in the photo did appear to be a mature bird. I think its colouring was affected by the strong light and shade you get in winter. It was paired with another swan and though its hard to tell swan gender, I think its a male as someone once told me that the lump at the top of its beak swells close to breeding season(hope he was'nt winding me up) it was certainly a lot larger than the other swans. And thanks for the comments everyone.
Comment by Linda on 8th February 2011 at 17:22
Fantastic photo, Jeff
Comment by Dave b on 8th February 2011 at 18:09
Very nice photo Jeff,good close up.
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