Black necked Swan - Cygnus melanocorypha
|Copyright: Andrew Orme (orme)
|Date Taken: 2005-05-09|
|Camera: Olympus C-7000 / C-70 Zoom|
|Exposure: f/4.8, 1/40 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-05-09 10:46|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This photo was taken today in Hong Kong Park.|
Tech: Just slightly cropped, resized and sharpened.
The world's eight species of swan are all easily recognizable by their long neck and, with the exception of the Black Swan (Cygnus attratus) of Australasia, are all predominantly white in colour.
Swans spend a great part of their time swimming and feed by submerging their head and very long necks.
All species are migratory to a varying extent. Swans pair for life and remain in family parties until the following breeding season.
Black-necked Swans inhabit the fresh water and brackish-water marshes of southern South America.
Having very short legs these birds can only walk on land with great difficulty. The cygnets are carried on the backs of their parents until quite well grown.
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Too bad the water was so dark because it doesn't give enough contrast to the swan's neck and head. Otherwise a nice capture!