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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 8th February, 2011)

Swan close-up

Swan close-up
Taken at Scotsman's Flash, Poolstock.

Photo: Jeff Haydock  (Nikon D40.Tamron 28-75mm lens)
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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

Absolutely incredible!!!

Comment by: Helen on 8th February 2011 at 08:32

That is REALLY good !

Comment by: catherine on 8th February 2011 at 09:09

lovely photo

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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