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Stay Away From My Baby

This swan wasn't too pleased to see us when we ventured close to the edge of Stephenstown Pond.
Another dull and damp day but without the incessant rain of yesterday. We took Fudge for a walk
around Stephenstown Pond. I had been worried that he'd try to jump into the water after the
ducks but he actually seemed somewhat scared of them - maybe thanks to the hostile
reception from this swan.

Nikon D90
1/2000s f/5.6 at 28.0mm iso640 full exif

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Alan K08-Sep-2010 10:32
Nice quick exposure time on here; helps with the texture and definition of the feathers and the ripples on the water. Feels like you could almost reach out and touch them.
Colin Storey06-Sep-2010 18:10
Wonderful image of mother and young, fudge is right to be wary. v
globalgadabout06-Sep-2010 14:07
best to avoid a mother's wrath...even the maturing cygnet must look formidable to Fudge...V
Keith O'Brien06-Sep-2010 12:33
The photo captures the mood well - the learning curve continues for Fudge! ;-)
LynnH06-Sep-2010 11:00
I love swans, but like geese... they can be mean and nasty. I don't blame Fudge for being intimidated!!
Stephanie06-Sep-2010 10:46
Sweet swans! :)
Blandine Mangin06-Sep-2010 08:03
very beautiful ! v
Doug Cruden06-Sep-2010 05:35
Lovely details in this fiercely-protective parent...
pkocinski06-Sep-2010 01:49
Swans can be very nasty and over protective of "their turf". Don't want anything happening to Fudge :-)
laine05-Sep-2010 23:12
Very protective aren't they!! I think I would have moved fast :)
Máire Uí Mhaicín05-Sep-2010 21:49
:) Mother Swan can be rather fierce as she protects her own.
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