There's Someone Missing!

There's a sad story behind this photograph.Around part of the lake is some construction work going on making a footpath etc.The workmen have erected large metal railings to stop anyone entering.Apparently the male swan mustn't have seen these railings and flew into them and was killed.An elderly man ,walking his dog,told me this.I think there is an aura of sadness about her in this shot.I have posted another shot of her,protecting her babies,on my other album!
What a lovely image, and sad story. Beautiful reflections in the glassy water and love all the little ripples. Fav!
posted May 23rd, 2012  
Such a pretty picture! Mama and her babies!
posted May 23rd, 2012  
Oh how sad!
posted May 23rd, 2012  
Oh, this is much too sad. They mate for life like many of my favorite songbirds in our area. I often wonder how they must feel when their mate suddenly passes. Bless her. This one's a fav.
posted May 23rd, 2012  
Carol, Hope she can make it on her own! Sad story. FAV
posted May 23rd, 2012  
Such a beautiful shot, and such a sad story. The ripples are so lovely.
posted May 23rd, 2012  
Lovely shot ; sad story, though.
posted May 23rd, 2012  
Oh Carol ... that is so sad. Yes, I agree, you can see and feel that something is wrong. It's just beautiful. FAV!
posted May 23rd, 2012  
Fantastic shot
posted May 23rd, 2012  
bep
Too sad, Carol. You captured that 'something' wonderfully!
posted May 23rd, 2012  
bella bella, mi piace! Fav
posted May 23rd, 2012  
prety photo
posted May 23rd, 2012  
Oh that is so sad a fav for me
posted May 23rd, 2012  
Gosh that is so sad but this is a beautiful shot - instant fav
posted May 23rd, 2012  
Beautiful shotbut but gut rending story. Fav
posted May 23rd, 2012  
Lovely shot!
posted May 23rd, 2012  
beautiful shot here - lovely light, but what a sad story, made me really sad!
posted May 23rd, 2012  
How sweet!
posted May 23rd, 2012  
nice shot, i like this image very sweet,
posted May 23rd, 2012  
Oh, that's so tragic! Lovely shot of the mom with her babies!
posted May 23rd, 2012  
This is a beautiful capture!
posted May 23rd, 2012  
That's sad, but a good picture of the Goose & babies.
posted May 23rd, 2012  
this is a beautiful shot, but such a sad story!
posted May 23rd, 2012  
Wonderful picture; sad story!
posted May 24th, 2012  
She looks tired and yet determined to protect her brood. Sweet and sad and moving.
posted May 24th, 2012  
so so cute!
posted May 24th, 2012  
So, so sad and it seems to show in her eyes too. But it looks like she's doing a fine job as a mother and swan widow. Fav!
posted May 24th, 2012  
oh a few tears here xx
posted May 24th, 2012  
Oh that is sad.
posted May 24th, 2012  
Now that indeed is very sad..but for the picture I give you a fav. beautiful.
posted May 24th, 2012  
awwwe so sad ...your photo is awesome!!
posted May 24th, 2012  
Lyn
We are getting so many sad bird stories - but this is so poignant!
posted May 24th, 2012  
gorgeous shot with a sad story
posted May 25th, 2012  
fav for me
posted May 25th, 2012  
congrats on the PP
posted May 25th, 2012  
touching shot...even without the narrative...nice work!
posted May 25th, 2012  
Pam
That is incredibly sad. I agree she does look sad and so do the babies. Lovely capture.
posted May 25th, 2012  
Beautiful swan, very sad!
posted May 25th, 2012  
Fav! Wonderful capture, Carol!
posted May 26th, 2012  
Serenity at its max. Beautiful shot but such a sad story.
posted May 26th, 2012  
A wonderful shot!
posted May 28th, 2012  
@cjwhite @heatherwatters @hudd .Many thanks for your comments always appreciated.
posted May 28th, 2012  
A beautiful capture but such a sad tale, I know Swans pair for life but if one dies do you think they take a new partner?
posted May 28th, 2012  
Lovely.
posted May 29th, 2012  
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