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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED AF-S VR, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/45 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Peek A Boo [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-28 8:12
Viewed: 3077
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A slightly unusual pose from this Black Swan (Cygnus atratus), peeking out at me from under his wing.

The Black Swan occurs naturally in western, eastern and southeastern Australia, Tasmania, and southern New Guinea. It was also introduced into New Zealand in 1864, and is now widespread throughout both islands.

Black Swans in the UK originate from collections of captive birds and escapes are still thought to be relatively regular. The 2003/04 Wetland Bird Survey recorded a maximum of 49 birds at 73 sites. Counts in recent years suggest an overall stabilisation in the number of BlackSwans in the UK. It is an occasional breeder, with four breeding and three non-breeding pairs recoded in seven counties during 2000 and at least nine breeding pairs in 2001, but just two pairs in 2002.

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Hello Alan,
A different pose from this black swan!
In the thumbnail my best guess was crocodile, hehehe...
Good details in the plumage, and a well framed situation!
Pablo -

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-09-29 2:32]

Hi Alan,

A very funny pose,well seen and captured,thanks


Hi Alan,

A very unusial pose indeed, but very effective; it's the low pov that makes the image. You've captured really nice detail in the wings and the ripples on the water set the bird off really well.

Kind regards,


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