Under beak by sailingmusic

Under beak

This is a shot of the underside of a swan's beak. I don't usually get this close to swans, they usually swim away from me. BUT..... This swan walked over to my car while I was busy taking shots of it all the time. I had one finger on my window button in case it tried to attach. It looked so lonely like it had lost its mate and kind of gave a little cry. I thought the drop on the beak might be a tear......Then after I had taken about 50 or more shots it turned and walked back into the water and swam away. 2/9,10PP
What a neat experience - this close up is fantastic the detail and the water drops and his positioning - made for a wonderful picture.
February 7th, 2013  
what a pretty shot and he obviously wanted to be admired. love under the beak. kind of like a tatoo.
February 7th, 2013  
How nice of that swan to pose so beautifully for you. Love the drops.
February 7th, 2013  
Excellent capture and I love the detail. Fav!
February 7th, 2013  
Gorgeous
February 7th, 2013  
Tim
Beautiful shot. Great detail on the feathers and lovely dof. Nicely done.
February 7th, 2013  
Gorgeous shot, love the POV! How sad that he doesn't have a mate.Fave
February 8th, 2013  
Fabulous! I love the story too!.
February 8th, 2013  
Super close up!
February 8th, 2013  
Beautiful close up - love the detail, the water drops and background FAV
February 8th, 2013  
Sad story!
February 8th, 2013  
Wow! Such a cool story and photo.
February 8th, 2013  
Great close-up.
February 8th, 2013  
Deb
It sure does look sad! Great capture! FAV
February 8th, 2013  
beautiful shot - love the bokeh that the sunlight on the water creates in the background...
February 8th, 2013  
Beautiful lighting and subject
February 8th, 2013  
great capture!
February 8th, 2013  
Favulous indeed
February 8th, 2013  
love the water drops also
February 8th, 2013  
Mel
aww, so sad :( lovely shot thou :)
February 8th, 2013  
Nice shoot! I really liked it
February 8th, 2013  
Great close up. I love the setting with the water in the background. Maybe he is getting used to you being there.
February 8th, 2013  
A beautiful close up shot!!fav!!
February 8th, 2013  
beautiful with the white and the waterdrops!
February 8th, 2013  
Wow! That's a stunning close up xx
February 8th, 2013  
instant fav, love the bokeh
February 8th, 2013  
Love the water drops - nice portrait. Shame that he was lonely without his mate
February 8th, 2013  
What a beautiful capture. He wanted company.
February 8th, 2013  
Awesome close-up.
February 8th, 2013  
How can I not FaV! Wow
February 8th, 2013  
Gorgeous........FAV
February 9th, 2013  
@swilde @cottoncandy @guttersniperebecca @sybil66 @deburahiru @tommiel @katieannb @cindyrez @shirleytemple Your comments and favs must have helped get this up on the PP this morning. Thanks so much. Every word is so appreciated.
February 9th, 2013  
Congratulations on making the PP. Well deerved
February 9th, 2013  
@henrir Thanks I appreciate your wonderful comments.
February 10th, 2013  
Missed this one somehow....gorgeous light and focus, and amazing angle!! Fav of course!
February 10th, 2013  
Pam
I adore this!!!
February 11th, 2013  
How pretty. Love the bokeh too
February 12th, 2013  
Exquisite
February 13th, 2013  
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