30 August 2014

Swans on the bay














Mute swans, Töölönlahti, Helsinki 26.6.2014.

I often walk along Töölönlahti on my lunch breaks.
The bay is a beautiful green spot in the center of Helsinki.
In June there were two families of mute swans here.
This family had seven little cygnets.
The parents kept a close eye on everything.
In the last photo a grebe gets chased away.
I haven't seen this family in August.
Maybe the bay got too small for both families.

I'm linking to
Camera Critters
I'd Rather B Birdin'
Saturday's Critters
Scenic Weekends

http://camera-critters.blogspot.fi/2014/08/blog-post.html



http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.fi/2014/08/saturdays-critters-39.html


70 comments:

  1. Dear Gunilla,
    what a wonderful place and your series is beautiful. I also love swans, they are always so elegant!
    Have a nice Saturday
    moni

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    1. Thank you, dear Moni! They are very special birds. Have a lovely Saturday!

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  2. How love swans and cygnets look together. The two macros of the cygnets are very special.

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    1. Thank you Gemma! The cygnets were small fluffy balls. :-)

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  3. Hi Gunilla,
    Beautiful series of photographs of the mute swans.
    Also great with the young swans.
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Best regards, Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma! Have a lovely weekend.

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  4. Hello Gunilla, These are wonderful photos of the swan family. The little ones are adorable with their fuzzy feathers! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Susan! They're so adorable. Have a lovely weekend.

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  5. Pretty shots of the bay and the swan families.. They are beautiful. I love to see the young swans..Thank you for sharing your post with my Saturday's Critters... Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Eileen! The swans are always special to see. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Beautiful clear images Gunilla.

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  7. Oh, Gunilla! I love seeing the swan parents with their cygnets!

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    1. Thank you EG! They're always a joy to see.

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  8. I love watching the swans ! They are wonderful and moving with unusual elegance !
    Great photos ! Have a nice weekend :)

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    1. Thank you Ela! They are both strong and elegant. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. The cygnets are so fluffy and cute.

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  10. Such beautiful, elegant-looking birds. The cygnets are so cute.

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  11. Great photos and a wonderful place for a break from work. The swans are gorgeous, especially the babies.

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    1. Thank you Denise! It's a lovely place for a walk.

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  12. Gorgeous pictures, love the reflections. I think that swans are one of the most beautiful birds.

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    1. Thank you! They are very elegant and graceful birds.

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  13. Lovely place! And lovely swans. Even the cygnets look graceful! How great to get to see the two families.

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    1. Thank you Marie! I enjoy all birds, but the swans are very special.

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  14. Elegant birds and cute cygnets.
    www.1sthappyfamily.com/2014/08/two-moms.html

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  15. Such a lovely tranquil place for a lunch time walk Gunilla. It must be wonderful to see the swans return to nest each year.

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    1. Thank you Phil! It's wonderful to get to follow the cygnets grow.

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  16. I enjoyed seeing the swan and her babies. They are so regal. Beautiful area, too!

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  17. What awesome shots of the Swan and her babies! Happy Weekend to you!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol! Have a great weekend!

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  18. So beautiful and so sweet!!!

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  19. Wow; how LOVELY and SWEET those swans and babies♡♡♡ I'll not repeat the reason but they DO makes me so moved, Gunilla.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thank you very much, Miyako! Many hugs to you!

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  20. beautiful...and the babies are so sweet!

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  21. Kaunis heijastus ja niin tuttu lahti. Niin, ja nuo joutsenet, ne on ihania.

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    1. Kiitos Orvokki! Niinhän ne ovat. Joka kerta yhtä ihania.

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  22. The mother with the babies are so cute !!

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  23. I am always a bit envious of those [like you] that have swans so nearby! They're gorgeous and so stately. Love your photo shares.

    Thanks for linking to I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend...it's always appreciated!!

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  24. The swans are lovely, Gunilla, but I'm most impressed with the updates to your site since I last visited. It's really beautiful. You managed to incorporate a lot of color and still highlight your photos, which is hard to do!

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  25. What wonderful shots of the beautiful birds! I love the way the swans' wings arch up over their backs. The fluffy cygnets are so cute! I enjoyed seeing them.

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  26. Ihania nuo pienet joutsenet, olet saanut ne hienosti kuviin!

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  27. Such a beautiful spot and I love baby swans...so adorable before they become graceful lovely creatures.

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  28. The swans are beautiful. Enjoy seeing the little ones.

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  29. I've never seen cygnets. Wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Sharon! They're a joy to see.

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