|Copyright: Gianfranco Calzarano (baddori)
|Date Taken: 2014-03-24|
|Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-01-18 1:09|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Black Swan emblems and popular culture|
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Flag of Western Australia
Western Australian coat-of-arms
The Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) is widely referenced in Australian culture, although the character of that importance historically diverges between the prosaic in the East and the symbolic in West. The Black Swan is also of spiritual significance in the traditional histories of many Australian Aboriginal peoples across southern Australia. Metaphoric references to black swans have appeared in European culture since long before the real-life discovery of Cygnus atratus in Australia in the 18th century.
The Black Swan is the official state emblem of Western Australia and is depicted on the flag of Western Australia, as well as being depicted on the Western Australian coat-of-arms. The symbol is used in other emblems, coins, logos, mascots and in the naming of sports teams.
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Hello Gianfranco - Beautiful picture of this White Swan. I like the way you have managed light on white feathers. But, Gianfranco, you have written about "BLACK SWAN" in your NOTE(Lei ha scritto su Black Swan nella vostra NOTA)! Thanks for sharing your work with us. Regards and have a nice Sunday - Srikumar
- [2015-01-18 14:13]
Ciao Gianfranco,altra bella immagine della tua serie di volatili,tutti comodi e amichevoli ma sempre ottimamente catturati.Buona settimana,Luciano
- [2015-04-13 13:23]
Ciao Gianfranco! Amazing swan. Wonderful pose, scene and scenery. Fine exposure and capture. perfect cut. Splendid effect. Interesting note. Regards!