Ride A White Swan by rich57

Ride A White Swan

On my way back to work after my longer than expected lunch stroll I got the once over from this swan, think it was hoping for some bread, whatever we stared each other out for a bit! Had earlier found a horse http://365project.org/rich57/other-album and a puddle! http://365project.org/rich57/3rd-album
Nearly slipped in the canal as I jumped another puddle, my iphone and keys fell out of my pocket and in my panic to stop them falling in the water I skidded through the mud. Luckily some soggy feet were the only casualties!

Good excuse to link a bit of T-Rex http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9rFoPyqFoA
Very cool!
November 12th, 2010  
ahaha...he's checking you out :)
November 12th, 2010  
Lol - this is a great capture!!
November 12th, 2010  
oh she's watching you, haha! really nice capture!
November 12th, 2010  
Excellent. What a great face.
November 12th, 2010  
so cool. great focus/composition.
November 12th, 2010  
Ha, awesome capture. :D
November 12th, 2010  
Haha - all worth it. What an odd looking face they have close up! Great picture.
November 12th, 2010  
Such an awesome shot!!! Love this! :)
November 12th, 2010  
awesome shot... love how the swan is posed....
November 12th, 2010  
What a cute shot
November 12th, 2010  
this shot is amazing! I love how the camera and the swan are eye to eye!
November 12th, 2010  
I love this!!!!!
November 12th, 2010  
Love this photo. Didn't realize swans could give the eye! Totally worth the effort. Great capture.
November 12th, 2010  
oh wow...look at you shooting animals....love it
November 12th, 2010  
Ha ha - I think he's playing peekaboo - nice capture. Funny story.
November 12th, 2010  
I say anything for a good photo!!!
November 12th, 2010  
Awesome shot, man. Too cool !!
November 12th, 2010  
LOVE THIS. Great great capture.
November 12th, 2010  
fab shot ..Hope your feet dried out lol
November 12th, 2010  
woooah Fantastic Richard Love it A Fav x
November 12th, 2010  
excellent! hes just here for a peek? haha, love it.
November 12th, 2010  
haha nice !
November 12th, 2010  
another brilliant shot and another fav! WOW
November 12th, 2010  
LOL.. great snap...
November 12th, 2010  
I don't think there are enough synonyms for awesome to describe this! Too cool!
November 12th, 2010  
I don't know how you manage it, but you seem to be be coming up with just amazing shots day after day! This is brilliant :)
November 12th, 2010  
Ira
Wonderful! =)
November 12th, 2010  
This is the best shot I've seen in a long time and it made me laugh like a hyena! FAV for sure and can you stop skidding and falling all over the place please, that's about the third time you mention slipping!
November 12th, 2010  
Just brilliant!!! Wonderful cute shot!
Is this near kirkstall? I went walking along the canal last sat and saw some swans that did this. Quite near some locks.
November 12th, 2010  
it's a bit further down at Rodley, next to the Rodley Barge pub, really near my office/work. Had a great hour or so wandering about and got some good pics! I know the locks you mean, cycle past them regularly.
November 12th, 2010  
this photo is so great! Made me smile. Fav!
November 12th, 2010  
Really very nice .. Fav Richard well done ((-:
November 13th, 2010  
Absolutly great! And your story...thanks for the really funny mental image of you jumping, sliding and grabbing your phone & keys.
November 13th, 2010  
@blightygal How you two have not bumped in to each other, I dont know. Nice comp, at least you werent told to go put it back in the water like I was last week
November 13th, 2010  
@azza_l An old lady walking her dogs stopped and said be careful, it'll start hissing at you soon. It didn't though
November 13th, 2010  
I keep coming back to this photo, and every time I do, I have to chuckle! It is such an awesome photo Richard! Swans do hiss, and the ones that I have made hiss are very agressive, so be careful my friend!
November 13th, 2010  
I love this photo. As @deesdiscoveries just said above I keep coming back to it. That bird is giving you a stare down and I'm glad it's you and not me. :)
November 13th, 2010  
@azza_l Ahh, prob see each other one day - some strange people spending too long with camera's in their hands!
@rich57 Cheers! I dont know how far that is up, I only walked a bit further on from the two-tier lock thingie. Pretty around there.
November 13th, 2010  
@blightygal Yeah it's a couple of miles further out. Tell you what if you kept going past the double locks for about 20 mins you get to a nice pub. Then it's another half an hour to Rodley and a couple more nice pubs. It's a really nice walk. Mind you we did it in the summer !
November 13th, 2010  
Cool! Thanks for the info, thats ace! Always keen to find nice pubs too, lol.
November 13th, 2010  
Great capture! He definitely looks like he's checking you out.
November 13th, 2010  
Ha ha this is way too cool!
Miss white swan is a fav!
November 13th, 2010  
This is amazing! He's definitely checking you out!
November 14th, 2010  
this reminds me of the black swan movie of natalie portman .... nice cropping!
November 15th, 2010  
Ooo beautiful and unique pic of a swan :)
November 18th, 2010  
T. Rex rules!!

Guess you are a Bowie fan as well (I am)
November 20th, 2010  
cool capture!
June 2nd, 2011  
Just saw this on the swan page and am still laughing. Came by to add a FAV!
March 27th, 2012  
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