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By tonyguitar
This off coloured swan came gliding slowly by some time ago at Lafarge on the water. He seemed almost tame compared to other swans. I always wondered if he / she may have been an outcast.

Tags: Outcast Swan Wildlife and nature

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StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
24 Sep 2012 6:39AM
I'm thinking it may be a fledgling, or at least this year's birth.Smile Just a suggestion Tony, sometimes, given the right conditions, a polariser can cut down the glare off the water, and enrich the colors in the subject.


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pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 7:43AM
If a youngster the colour should be more grey shame you cut his tail off but good movement on the water (looking at his head, might be a Hooper Swan)
9 10 10 England
24 Sep 2012 11:23AM
Shame you clipped his tail Tony - kind of thing that happens to me.Grin
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
24 Sep 2012 1:35PM
Good close up Tony,
despite the tail !!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
24 Sep 2012 2:12PM
Maybe a hybrid--- sure is interesting-- One to watch!
bless lovely shot.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
tonyguitar 6 62 37 Canada
24 Sep 2012 4:20PM
Thank you for comments and scoldings. The tail is a routine standard version so we can snip it a little for better composition. Looking up Hooper swan. TG
tonyguitar 6 62 37 Canada
24 Sep 2012 5:12PM
Ah - ha! Found Whooper swan in the Euro - birds book. Nope!...not a red / orange beak.
OK.. The book verifies it as Trumpeter swan. Now if a pro. - birder can just explain the odd colour tint..... TG
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2012 8:27AM
great water

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