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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 22nd March, 2018)

Young swan


Young swan
A not quite adult swan taken on the swan pond, Haigh Plantations.

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Panasonic DMC-FZ38)
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Comment by: Garry on 22nd March 2018 at 08:31

Spring has Sprung, great.
Nice one Harry.

Comment by: Anne on 22nd March 2018 at 08:42

Almost monochrome. A teenager? Beautifully done.

Comment by: Poet on 22nd March 2018 at 10:11

A young mid Shipman on the pond this morning,
Inspecting the ratings with arrogant eye,
A fresh young buck from the naval academy,
Stiff necked and haughy as he glides by
He calls to the ranks," You may call me Sirrah".
Under full sail he paddles the shattered mirror.

Comment by: Mick on 22nd March 2018 at 10:17

Its still got a very shiny black beak.

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd March 2018 at 10:24

That's a lovely shot Harry...thank you.

Comment by: A.W. on 22nd March 2018 at 10:56

Very good Harry, I particularly like the reflection in the water.

Comment by: Howard P on 22nd March 2018 at 11:45

I suspect it's got an eye on you Harry.

Comment by: Alan on 22nd March 2018 at 11:51

This is called a Cygnet, not quite an adult yet. A male swan is a Cob and female adult a Pen.

Comment by: peter on 22nd March 2018 at 12:06

yea not quite an adult swan but it will soon have snow white plumage

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd March 2018 at 13:59

A lovely composition with the swirly water and the reflections.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 22nd March 2018 at 14:37

Lovely photo, great detail.

Comment by: Beryl on 22nd March 2018 at 16:55

Lovely picture Harry, well done

Comment by: Owdkewyed on 22nd March 2018 at 17:00

"There once was an ugly duckling"

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd March 2018 at 17:48

Not a quack,not a quack
Not a waddle or a quack
But a glide and a whistle
And a snowy white back
And a head so noble and high
Say who's an ugly duckling
Not I.

Comment by: Harry C. on 22nd March 2018 at 19:39

Thanks for the comments all, Howard P I suspect it had its eye on my dog who had barked at it from my side. H.

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