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Floating valor Right out of fairy tales I float, my beak anticipating spousely protection. <br />
Swimming, watching, drifting towards may.  Cygnus olor,Geotagged,Mute Swan,The Netherlands,b&w,male,nest,protect,swan Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Floating valor

Right out of fairy tales I float, my beak anticipating spousely protection.
Swimming, watching, drifting towards may.

    comments (7)

  1. He was quite the protective kind. When he saw me his heroism was focussed on me. We both kept our distance. And then suddenly he shot forwards and chipped a small piece of my polariser. Just a tiny scratch really but my fault entirely. I learned a lesson: mind fiery knights!
    Ps. I am not quite OK with this shot, but I wanted to share it anyways. I shot this photo today in a small drench around one of Weerts' castle gates. Lacking inspiration today:)
    Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago
  2. (I'll try shooting the nest in the soft light of late afternoon, right at the ruiny castle gate) Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago
    1. Looking forward to it, Ludo, and this shot is perfectly fine! Posted 8 years ago
      1. I missed the afternoon timeframe, yet I will keep you up to date;) thanks, glad you like it! Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago
  3. Nice shot, really beautiful! Posted 8 years ago
    1. Thanks, Gernot! Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago
  4. Added a beautiful movie from the northern lands above us. Posted 7 years ago

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The mute swan is a species of swan and a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae. It is native to much of Europe and Asia, and the far north of Africa. It is an introduced species in North America, Australasia and southern Africa. The name 'mute' derives from it being less vocal than other swan species. Measuring 125 to 170 cm in length, this large swan is wholly white in plumage with an orange bill bordered with black. It is recognisable by its pronounced knob atop the bill, which is larger in.. more

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Uploaded Mar 29, 2012. Captured Mar 29, 2012 08:41 in Biest 3, 6001 Weert, The Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/125s
  • ISO125
  • 85mm