Sunday, 14 April 2013

Macro Monday - Black Swan

This is a Black Swan on the appropriately named Swan River in Perth Western Australia.  This bird - and a number of others - was loafing about on a small sand spit and seemed much more tolerant of people presence than normal - but strangely did not seem to be looking for a food handout.

As you can see from the feathers there was a light rain falling at the time - and I rather like the rain drops on the feathers.


You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday.

Enjoy the close ups.

26 comments:

Carole M. said...

A beautiful pose Stewart

eileeninmd said...

The Black Swans are beautiful. Lovely shot, Stewart!

Tammy said...

Beautiful capture, Stewart! Nice details & gorgeous swan!

Arija said...

Do they still have them in the pond at the airport?

Andrea said...

I do love the Black Swans ... I never see them here, but have seen them in zoos (sadly). This is an incredible picture, Stewart. The detail is wonderful, but I especially like the pose she is in ... keeping an eye on you while she preens, I presume ... or is she just resting? Whichever ... great job!

Andrea @ From The Sol

Brian King said...

Gorgeous! I love the black swans! Too bad we don't have them here.

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful bird, a wonderful pose and a terrific capture!!! Doesn't get any better than that, Stewart!! Hope you have a great week!

TexWisGirl said...

handsome and alert!

Small City Scenes said...

Posing just for you. A great image. MB

She Who Carries Camera said...

Are they common there? Fantastic capture!

DIMI said...

Beautiful capture Stewart!I like the black swans!So cute and elegant birds!Have a lovely week!!
Dimi..

Fun60 said...

Have just visited Leeds Castle where they have black swans. They are so much smaller than white ones and as your picture shows they look quite beautiful.

Shirley said...

This is an amazing photo. I have never seen a black swan as we have mostly white swans here. Close up like this is truly a wonderful sight.

thewovenspoke said...

That is a beautiful bird. I don't think I've ever seen a swan here in the desert. Great photo Stewart

Genie Robinson said...

What a beautiful bird. Love the moisture on his feathers. And that red...it is stunning. Really pulls you in. genie

Jama said...

Lovely shot.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

I like the that her (his?) eye is the same color as her (his) beak... She is watching you ! Love the raindrops as well! Beautiful image.

Faye said...

What a great "pose" you've captured here, Stewart--is that common for them to tuck in like that in bad weather? Wonderful detail of rain beading on feather tips. Have only seen black swans in formal gardens in Europe.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

My uncle said there was a black swan on the lake next to his property when he first moved there, but it's never returned since the first sighting. This is really lovely with the water drops on the feathers.

Mitzi said...

What a beautiful creature you have captured for us today Stewart! I'm not sure I've ever seen a black swan! Lovely to be certain!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous shot! The black and red colour combo is very dramatic. I've seen black swans down in Europe, but never this close.

Laura said...

I've never seen a black swan before... beautiful!

Kerri said...

Wonderful capture!

pattisjarrett said...

Seeing the title, I wondered how on earth you macro a swan. Obviously, you do it quite well! Great shot.

bailey-road.com said...

Such a beautiful bird!

edenhills said...

Black swans are so beautiful! I've only ever seen one at the zoo once.