Saturday, April 13, 2013

black and white

camera-critters

15 comments:

Laloofah said...

Oh sweet, what a wonderful photo! I love how the two of them are gliding by one another without any fuss, and imagine that just as they drew close, they gave one another a dignified nod of inter-species friendship. :-) Their reflections in the water provide such a lovely touch.

What kind of duck is that, do you know? Speaking of interspecies friendship, s/he looks like the result of a bit of duck and loon hanky-panky! ("The Duck & Loon" would be a great pub name, don't you think?) :-)

ladyfi said...

A nice composition.

VioletSky said...

@Laloofah, I love the way your mind works!
that little guy is a goldeneye (and the swan is a trumpeter)

RedPat said...

Love this shot, Violet!

Laloofah said...

Thanks for answering my question! I have never, to my knowledge, seen a goldeneye duck before. So pretty! And whenever I hear of a Trumpet Swan, I think of the EB White book of my childhood.

So, meet you at the Duck & Loon for an ale later? :-)

VioletSky said...

I am up for it!
Interestingly, I only recently read that book!

DougPhoto2009 said...

Violet - Were you able to read the number on the yellow tag on the Trumpeter?

VioletSky said...

I've checked other pictures I've taken of the swans and there is a E47 so it might be that. I'm not sure exactly how the letter/number combination works, but there is someone who has a record of them all. She takes sightings data and can tell you about each swan.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i'm a fan of the little black with white accents duck. ( :

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous capture!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Gorgeous!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How wonderful to catch the two of them at that perfectly posed moment. And how perfectly you titled the post.

Pam said...

Just love this photo. I assume there's another swan nearby?

TheChieftess said...

Lovely capture!!! Love the juxtaposition of the large adult swan with the little guy...well placed in the composition! Nice!!!

JM said...

Wonderful contrast! I love this capture.

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