38/366 | Mute Swan

February 07, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

There's an upscale cemetery close to my home with enormous statuary scattered throughout several acres. The Last Supper, the cross, praying hands, The Pieta, etc. is what I had in mind to shoot. But of course that's not what I ended up with! Before I got to the statues I stumbled upon a body of water with a pair of Mute Swans. The larger one (shown below) was outside the pond shooing his partner away from the food tray suspended over the water's edge. When I approached, the large one put his wings out in a menacing gesture and fluffed his feathers to show me who was boss. I inched my way closer because I felt sorry for the smaller, more slender swan who was attacked every time she tried to eat. My plan worked: after a while, the big one ended up in the water and they took turns at the food trough. I hope to go back and get them to pose as a "couple". 38/36638/366Mute Swan

200mm | f/7.1 | ISO 100 | 1/2500 sec


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...

Archive
January February March April (1) May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December