28 December 2013

Portrait of a swan




Mute swan, 18.12.2013, Töölönlahti.

We're having a very warm December without
snow and ice. The swan family of eight is still here.
The young ones are as big as their parents
and their plumage is starting to show some white.

I'm linking to I'd Rather B' Birdin'.



38 comments:

  1. Cygnets are so cute when you see them

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    1. Thank you Bill! It's been wonderful to watch them grow.

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  2. Gunilla....Most of the swan pictures are of the entire swan in the water and not focusing on the face. These are awesome and really let someone see what a sway really does look like. Those eye look quite stern!

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    1. Thank you Genie! The swans are used to people and they let you come very close. I've tried to get some close ups too.

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  3. Beautiful shots! Such wonderful detail!

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  4. Hi Gunilla. He has grown into a handsome bird. may I wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and may 2014 bring great joy.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! I wish you and your family a Happy New Year!

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  5. Very nice photographed.....good shots.

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  6. Portrait of a swan...a very BEAUTIFUL swan. And perfect images Gunilla!!!

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  7. fina bilder på den unga svanen. :)

    Gott Nytt År önskar jag dig.

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    1. Tack ska du ha Monica! Gott Nytt Åt till dig med!

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  8. So lovely to see a swan so close!! such interesting & beautiful photo portraits!

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  9. Beautiful photos, it is a teenager.

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  10. Great closeups of this swan!

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  11. Great shots. He/she looks so furry and soft rather than feathery.

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  12. Very nice these portraits of the swan.
    Especially the middle picture I like it because you will also see a piece of his other eye :-)

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  13. What beautiful portraits! I'm quite jealous of your warm December. We're freezing! Hope you have a great new year!

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    1. Thank you Teresa! I'd rather have a little colder and snow. It would be lighter and cleaner. Happy New Year!

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  14. Love the softness of its plumage. Happy New Year!

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