Sunday, April 3, 2011

Open Wide/Macro Monday

Trumpeter Swan, Lynde Shores Conservation Area, Ontario

Signs at the entrance to this conservation area ask visitors to NOT feed the wildlife, but this trumpeter swan is very tame, suggesting that it is used to hand outs.  This is NOT a smiling swan as I didn't have any food to share with it. Still, it let me take its photo.

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42 comments:

texwisgirl said...

I'd hate to get too close to that razor-lined bill!

Kathy said...

Wow. That's the first time I've ever seen teeth on a swan. Amazing! Thanks for bringing me the experience.

P.S. I didn't even know swans, ducks, geese, etc. even had teeth! I know, I'm a country girl, but we've never had water fowl.

Jan said...

He looks dangerous! Great capture.

Elisa said...

This picture is both, amazing and lovely!

Viola said...

W
O
W

This is just gorgeous!! =)

I've just had a blog break.. I always get restless in Spring.. sort of.. ;)

Kate said...

Super cool photo! I wouldn't want to get in its way!

Coy said...

Simply amazing shot!

No doubt, this swan certainly was looking for a hand-out!

Jack said...

Terrific shot, EG. I am impressed by the clarity of your close-up.

Annelie said...

wow, what awesome pictures and the sharpness and close-up!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Terrific! How close were you! Ah, you were zooming, right? Whatever, it's well done - tack sharp and super colors and you focused on the eye!

Lois Evensen said...

I hope you were using a zoom lens. :) Super image!

Carletta said...

Certainly looks like it was being very vocal. :)
Awesome shot!!

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Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

awww, he has a saw tooth bill ~

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great picture.

Becky and Gary said...

This is one gorgeous shot EG. Perfect, and he does look like somebody better get him some food! Hehe.
B.

edenhills said...

I love it! Looks like a smile or a laugh if you ask me.

Teresa

Jama said...

Amazing shot! good thing it didn't bite your camera. lol

Small City Scenes said...

Wowee!! Look at all those little teeth that would hurt a heck of a lot if he wanted to bit you. Ouch!! MB

Randy said...

Ouch!

BJ Roan said...

I think this guy is laughing. Too cute! Great shot and unique focus.

One said...

Amazing shot! Even the teeth are visible. I am following your blog. :)

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Amazing shot!!!! I'm loving all that detail!!!

Sara Chapman said...

Fascinating. I didn't know their beaks are all ridged like that.

VP said...

This could be very dangerous, but it is a gret picture!

Andy said...

EG, are you kidding? The only reason people go to Lynde Shores is to feed the birds, squirrels and chipmunks. Next time you go, take some wild bird seed with you. Walk the trails and and hold your hand out with the seed in it and they will come.

Woody said...

The details in the beak are amazing, great shot!

see you there! said...

Yikes! Looks like you'd better get your hand back. He might want a camera for lunch.

Darla

helenmac said...

Open wide! his dentist loves him!
amazing detail in this photo, EG, and a view of a swan I have never seen....

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing shot, this critter is full of life, I think..I imagine one smile there! :)
Léia

Halcyon said...

Very nice portrait! I didn't know swans had teeth. :)

me-bear said...

Wow! Great job! This photo looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
xx Monica

Jan n Jer said...

Wow...stunning shot. He/she looks mean!

Lúcia said...

This shot is so fun!
Cute face. :)

Miss Becky said...

this macro of a beak is fascinating. I love this. the markings and the eye are just gorgeous. what a fantastic photo!

Cecilia Artista said...

Gorgeous macro shot!
Well done!

LauraX said...

who says birds don't have teeth!!!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh wow..I love this photo..sorry I haven't been around..I should be now that my Great-grandmother's journal is done....Michelle

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

You captured some great details of that bill!

Happy Macro Monday EG!

Rose said...

Fabulous shot, EG!

SandyCarlson said...

Speak to me, baby!

Serline said...

Very handsome creature... was it not sounding a warning for you not to get too close? ;-P

Ladynred said...

Wow! it's incredible. They usually swam away!
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