Sunday, January 30, 2011

Juvenile Swan/ Macro Monday

Closeup of Juvenile mute swan

Sort of a "teenager", this mute swan is not yet an adult so still wears brownish feathers and its beak has not yet turned orange. I guess it must have felt sufficiently camouflaged to let me get right up close as its feathers do resemble dirty snow...kind of. It is watching me closely though!

Juvenile mute swan sitting in snow

Adult mute swan



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37 comments:

Farmchick said...

What a great close up of this swan. They are such beautiful creatures.

Kris said...

A fine looking bird!

John S. Mead said...

Nice job! The adults are soooo much more handsome than the teenagers! Thanks for sharing!

Kim, USA said...

Super close and personal ^_^
Macro Monday

Liz said...

so beautiful.

Karen said...

I am a anatidae freak, so I really like these images! Swans are such graceful creatures. Terrific photos!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Stunning shots. Love the first one.

Izzy, Emmy 'N Alexander said...

Wow, such a beautiful bird! I love the faint colors. Great capture! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Lorna said...

You never cease to surprise and delight me.

MyMaracas said...

Wow, what great shots. I love those beautiful brown feathers mixed in with the white, and the dusting of snow on his head is perfect.

Small City Scenes said...

A beautiful Swan even as a teenager. And he sure is watching you.

We have lots of Trumpeter Swan here. They have black beaks and black legs and love to play in the mud. MB

Maaike said...

great shots!

Jama said...

These are great photographs!

Greyscale Territory said...

Fantastic swan macros! Love seeing white swans and their young! In myworld, I only see black swans!

Andy said...

This swan has lost his urge to fly south for the winter. Too bad.

Cecilia Artista said...

Great shots!
The swan is so beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

Fantastc closeups of the swan. It is a beautiful bird.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh my gosh...incredible!!!!

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see you there! said...

Interesting, the juvenile looks just as big as the adult but clearly has different markings. I always learn something here.

Darla

Kathy said...

You certainly captured their beauty and grace.

Plant chaser said...

They look so regal. Great capture. -- Bom / Plant Chaser

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful shots of the swans. Love the first shot!

Cezar and Léia said...

I see this picture, the lovely swan, I have a feeling that I want to caress so beautiful critter!
lovely eyes!
Léia

Susan said...

Beautiful captures! Thanks for sharing!

Magdalena said...

Great shots on the swan.

NicoleB said...

Beautiful photos!
I totally love the close up and the one of the adult mixing up with the mallards :)

Jacob said...

You were fortunate. Most birds figure I'm for the birds and head south. Or north. Or east. Or west.

Lovely photos. So why do they call them "mute"? Or have you explained that before?

George said...

Your first picture is absolutely incredible.

"Lillagul" said...

Great close up on the young Swan !
I´m come to think about HC Andersen story/fairytail about the ugly duckling that grew up to a beutiful swan :)

LauraX said...

absolutely gorgeous...oh those sweet eyes!

maiaT said...

Oh, how lovely the last shot is big and small sharing the same environment.
The macros are amazing too.

fairchildstreet said...

oh is is beautiful. Great shot. Charmaine

Rose said...

You really were lucky/blessed to be able to get that close...wonderful shots.

Inger-M said...

Such beautiful swans, it's a regal bird!

Kala said...

Beautiful details of the feathers!

Miss Kodee said...

I kind of like the brown feathering actually! Amazing you got so close.

Ann said...

interesting, I see swans often, I didn't notice they have orange beaks.

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