Portraits of a Black Swan

While I was paying a lot of attention to the Black-winged Stilts that were resting and preening on the rowing platforms on Albert Park Lake in inner Melbourne, a pair of swans cruised up to my side and waited patiently to be fed. These semi-tame swans are used to being fed by people at the local picnic tables. Being empty handed I took advantage of their tameness (and hunger) to practice my portrait shots.

Black Swan, Albert Park Lake, Victoria, 21 Aug 2016

Black Swan, Albert Park Lake, Melbourne

Black Swan, Albert Park Lake, Victoria, 21 Aug 2016

Where is my food?

Black Swan, Albert Park Lake, Victoria, 21 Aug 2016

III

Black Swan, Albert Park Lake, Victoria, 21 Aug 2016

IV

Black Swan, Albert Park Lake, Victoria, 21 Aug 2016

V

Black Swan, Albert Park Lake, Victoria, 21 Aug 2016

Eye and bill markings are unique to each Swan

Black Swan, Albert Park Lake, Victoria, 21 Aug 2016

VII

6 responses to “Portraits of a Black Swan

  1. And they’re thinking, ‘What, no snacks?’ I can see into their mind with these great photos.

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  2. love these pretty waterbirds. I logged R13. mum and day raised 5 cyngets all born october 10 sadly they all mysteriously dissapeard:( sad to see and mum was distressed but i go and see them all the time and there both doing well now considering wat the poor bird went through.

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