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"Ca' Canny There"

By RonnieAG
"Ca' Canny" translates roughly as "proceed with due care and attention".
Three cygnets approaching open water from the ice.

My thanks to all for the kind comments regarding Finn.


Tags: Ice Pond Cygnets Wildlife and nature

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
30 Nov 2012 8:35AM
This is a great photo Ronnie !! I just love the way the cygnets inspect the icy water they are entering !! Very well captured SmileGrinGrin

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Richsr 11 91 223 England
30 Nov 2012 8:37AM
Good details and timing with the approach to the water Ronnie
Regards Richard
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
30 Nov 2012 8:39AM
They seem to be stepping out with great care. - gary
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 8:46AM
Great moment captured and thanks for the translation Ronnie. I have learned a new phrase. paul
30 Nov 2012 8:46AM
Super composition Ronnie, nice shot,
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
30 Nov 2012 8:49AM
Super reflections, Ronnie, and thank you for the title translation Grin Carol
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
30 Nov 2012 8:54AM
Cold harsh weather setting in, survival imperative!!!!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 9:01AM
Wonderfully tactile, particularly the water surface.
strokebloke 9 493 17 England
30 Nov 2012 9:09AM
Splendid detail Ronnie.
The cold temperature transmits itself to the viewer.
(I'm a Northumbrian, so I understood your "Ca' Canny") (for us it's Gan Canny Hinny)
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 9:16AM
Brilliant shot Ronnie, great composition, rather them than me tho SmileSmile

geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 9:20AM
Nice detail and story Ronnie - the gull seems to be wondering what the fuss is about.
30 Nov 2012 9:20AM
ca canny indeed Ronnie and the same outside this morning good frost and looking over the hills Ben Lomond is well white you have cauthe the expression of ca canny here very well indeed good one

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
30 Nov 2012 9:21AM
It looks really cold, I certainly wouldn't put my bare feet in the cold water, but the birds don't feel the cold............GrinGrinGrin
Great title and the water does look very icy. They do tread carefully as they enter the water and keep it open by their swimming in circles.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 9:26AM
Words simply fail me....

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Tibetan 6 3 England
30 Nov 2012 9:51AM
An excellent capture here Ronnie, love the detail splendid shot, the Geese certainly look cautious no doubt about that, very well composed and presented regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
30 Nov 2012 10:40AM
Well captured. Lovely image.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 11:00AM
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
30 Nov 2012 11:51AM
Excellent clarity on the swans and ripples Ronnie.


barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 12:22PM
what a happy collection you have here
Glyn1 9 4 1 England
30 Nov 2012 12:38PM
Not to be trifled with Ronnie, they are the best guard "dogs" around WinkWink

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 1:24PM
Very cautious looking steps being taken there. Beautiful detail Ronnie.
Porthos Plus
8 40 1 Northern Ireland
30 Nov 2012 1:41PM
Yea. That ice does look a bit tricky. Well taken Ronnie....Derek
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
30 Nov 2012 1:49PM
Like the look on the seagulls face, waiting for the big guys to break some more ice. A lovely image Ronnie........Sandy
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 2:55PM
Nice shot, Ronnie, they seem to have taken your advice. Grin

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
30 Nov 2012 3:21PM
Brrrr, I bet they've got cold feet! A super capture, Ronnie, hope they took your advice! Wink
Trev Smile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 3:31PM
Did the seagull burst into a loud laugh when they went in RonnieGrinGrinGrin
Excellent capture, great timing!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
30 Nov 2012 3:39PM
Currently the 'Featured e2 Photo' at the moment, Ronnie! Smile
Trev Smile
polly470 8 25 8 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 4:24PM
Oh, I love seeing the youngsters - so much more interesting to look at than the adults! I love the curve in this image!
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
30 Nov 2012 4:45PM
excellent image
Yes I can hear the ice cracking from here easy does it tiger O it's not a tiger but you know where I was going, The leading cygnet could be looking in the reflection and saying one day I will be white BUT NOT YET, good capture Ronnie well spotted.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 5:03PM
Good observational image transmitting that very cold feeling.
We're all watching our steps these days.
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 5:15PM
well done ROnnie
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
30 Nov 2012 5:19PM
We had an icy one here this morning Ronnie, oh how I hate the winter months brrrrrr.....Good image BTW.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 5:53PM
Looks as icy as here Ronnie,
great shot, with the gull looking on
30 Nov 2012 6:14PM
A smashing image Ronnie, with a magical kind of Light.

John Smile
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
30 Nov 2012 6:29PM
Love this image. Great details, reflections and a special moment captured with perfect timing. It's -2C here this evening and falling. Oh how I hate the winter!

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 6:35PM
It would be the first time they experienced it no doubtSmile

9 10 10 England
30 Nov 2012 7:16PM
Can almost hear them thinking "What the ........ happening here? I love the expression on their faces.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 9:15PM
What I like about this is the angle of shooting and the composition, Ronnie, making it far more than a shot of the cygnets venturing onto the ice. Love the little grouping, inclusion of the gull, and of course those reflections. Even though it's a still shot, you have managed to convey their tentative steps so well.
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
30 Nov 2012 9:19PM
This photo illustrates why you are such a photographic super star!! Ann.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
30 Nov 2012 10:07PM
Great detailed imageSmile
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
30 Nov 2012 11:41PM
Rather them than me.
1 Dec 2012 8:36PM
Its a beauty Ronnie - an unusual pov which adds to the sense of the birds uncertainty about moving forward. They have lovely feet! A
Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
3 Dec 2012 2:24AM
So lovely Ronnie, these gygnets are growing up fast though,
Beauty in the making, for your capture and the swans………

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Dec 2012 8:20PM
They look bemused and are probably experiencing it for the first time. These ugly duckings will soon become beautiful and graceful swansWink
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Dec 2012 7:49PM
fine reflections and I can hear them thinking.. are we really supposed to like this cold stuff WinkWinkWinkWink

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