E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Does my beak look good in this?

Does my beak look good in this?

Another shot of one of my favourite swans, taken at Hatchett Pond in the New Forest early this summer.

These birds are not tame, yet they tolerate people. This one was far more interested in watching what I was doing than getting rid of the tiny piece of fluffy feather from its beak.


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Does my beak look good in this?

Another shot of one of my favourite swans, taken at Hatchett Pond in the New Forest early this summer.

These birds are not tame, yet they tolerate people. This one was far more interested in watching what I was doing than getting rid of the tiny piece of fluffy feather from its beak.


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comments (19)

  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 9 Nov 2006, 01:04
Is he trying to grow a mustach? He wants to prove him manly to the other chicks smile

Lovely capture.

Suby
this is sweet! I call this week the bird week!
  • rabby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Nov 2006, 02:43
there you go again Ellie....
Top shot!
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 9 Nov 2006, 04:32
Great detail. I like the highlights on the beak and especially the brown feathers on its head.
Nice capture Ellie.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 9 Nov 2006, 06:11
Nice shot. I wondered about that feather on the beak lol
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 9 Nov 2006, 07:16
Nice detail ellie. i like how close you've got to the swan and the touch of fluff.
Nice portrait Ellie !
Bravo ! A very nice picture smile
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Nov 2006, 12:09
One of the things I really like about your images Ellie, is that you always get eye focus spot on. Anyway, you should be reported for glueing feathers to that poor birds beak wink Mal
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 9 Nov 2006, 13:47
I, too, have had a fascination with swans this year, Ellie, because of the ones now on a small lake where my cousin-in-law lives. The swans were brought in to deplete the geese population! Seriously.

Also, I understand that the size of the bulb on its beak tells you the gender of the swan. But would you need one of each to compare or can you tell automatically? smile

This is such a crisp, colorful shot!
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Nov 2006, 13:49
Beautiful portrait
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Nov 2006, 15:11
Excellent Ellie. He is checking you with a beady eye.
  • Frank
  • Germany
  • 9 Nov 2006, 15:22
Very nice shot, amazing details. Great.
Yes, yes, yes Ellie, you have got it again. Superb in all aspects. Regards, Neil.
another shot that I love Ellie! smile
  • Sidak
  • India
  • 10 Nov 2006, 12:58
you can tell him that his beak looks lovely !!

great shot, how did u get so close ?
Awesome photo, Ellie! How in the world did you get so close? It's just splendid!
I know this is a bit late Elle, but I've only just seen it. This is one of your very best, really excellent stuff. I love it.

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