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Mute Swan

Mute Swan
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Copyright: Nyssa Brown (nyssajb) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 2 N: 15] (74)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, SanDisk 1GB SD
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: England 2007
Theme(s): Nyssa's Bird Photography [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-04 6:12
Viewed: 5140
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Mute Swan (one of many), Cygnus olor, at Saltash Waterside, Cornwall. You can get fairly close to them... or they can get fairly close to you. Hold a piece of bread and they'll come right up to you and take it from your hand. Actually, it's a little scary. ;)

Mute Swans in the United Kingdom

Pretty much possible to see them anywhere, wherever there is a shallow lake, slow-flowing rivers or even in urban areas and parks, in the UK except for Northern Scotland, mid-Wales and the moors of south-west England .

Mute Swans are white, with an orange bill with black at the base of it. Their necks are S-shaped. Males are larger than females, and also have a larger knob on their bill.

References from rspb.co.uk and wikipedia.org

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-04 7:21]

Hi Nyssa,
a beautiful shot of this magnificent swan.
Well done,

Nice composition, wonderful detail and colors. Lovely POV. Well done !

TFS, Mish

A beautiful close-up of a beautiful creature!
How gracios it is!



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