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By ColleenA
A black swan from the Albert Park lake (F1 GP track is around this lake ) across the road from where I stay.
We have hundreds of black swans who call the lake home.
Many thanks for your votes comments and user awards all much appreciated
I unfortunately go back into hospital tomorrow as it¬’s now 7 weeks since my knee replacement and the scar tissue is preventing me from fully bending my knee. So they take me into theatre and do an MUA which is manipulation under anaesthetic where they forcefully bend your knee till the scar tissue cracks....sounds charming glad I¬’ll be asleep. Hopefully it¬’s successful.

Tags: Melbourne Black swan Wildlife and nature

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smut01 Plus
7 148 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2021 7:50AM
Such a striking image!
13 Apr 2021 8:03AM
Absolutely beautiful and perfectly executed. Many thanks for sharing.

Colleen, question please. Why no information regarding the equipment you used?

Also, prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery. God Bless.

Cheers,

Tony
IainHamer Plus
18 26 6 England
13 Apr 2021 8:08AM
Great capture of this beautiful bird.

Hope the MUA goes well for you.

Click

Iain

Stay Safe
13 Apr 2021 8:10AM
lovely image so liike the black swans and this is a lil beut.
Good luck on ď stage ď ( theatre) with your knee ....hope all goes well

Super image

Vince
Robert51 14 11 138 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2021 8:17AM
Great image of this beautiful bird.

Sorry to hear about your knee and I'm sure we all wish you all the best. Hope your out and about soon...
ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
13 Apr 2021 8:24AM

Quote:Absolutely beautiful and perfectly executed. Many thanks for sharing.

Colleen, question please. Why no information regarding the equipment you used?

Also, prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery. God Bless.

Cheers,

Tony



Sorry sometimes when I put the thin white frame around a photo it wipes my exif. Iíve added it in now.
viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2021 8:38AM
What a beautiful bird and so well photographed. I do like the angle of its head.

I hope all goes well and that you have better movement afterwards Colleen.

Phil.
KingArthur 16 8 1 Malta
13 Apr 2021 8:40AM
Sharp splendid capture Colleen, hope all goes well for you

Joe Smile
mistere Plus
9 24 7 England
13 Apr 2021 9:15AM
Beautifully captured image Colleen. I wonder what they think when the F1 circus is in town.
Hope all goes well with the hospital visit. Sounds very unpleasant.
13 Apr 2021 9:26AM
A beautiful capture Colleen.Smile
13 Apr 2021 9:30AM
Great image. Good luck with the knee.🤞
ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
13 Apr 2021 9:35AM

Quote:Beautifully captured image Colleen. I wonder what they think when the F1 circus is in town.
Hope all goes well with the hospital visit. Sounds very unpleasant.


I reckon they hide on the island in the middle of the lake. They do like to wander into the parkland but hopefully the noise scares them enough to stay safe. Iíll have a good view from our 29th floor rooftop garden of the track on Raceday Iíll be out there with my long lens.
13 Apr 2021 9:54AM
A beautiful capture of this wonderful bird, Colleen.
Good luck with the opp', it sounds delightful. Sad

JohnSmile
13 Apr 2021 10:55AM
Well captured Colleen
13 Apr 2021 10:59AM
Thoughts are with you, hoping the procedure is successful and not too painful this time.
Lovely swan, is the white in the beak normal?
Lovely image.
13 Apr 2021 11:11AM
Beautiful image. Good luck tomorrow.
Sylvia
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2021 11:30AM
Beautiful image of the black swan Colleen.
I sincerely hope all goes well with MUA.
Take care
KateGrin
ddolfelin 11 103 3 Wales
13 Apr 2021 11:42AM
There are Black Swans in the UK but mainly in collections.
Wishing you all the best for the manipulation and hopefully another step in your recovery.
ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
13 Apr 2021 12:59PM

Quote:Thoughts are with you, hoping the procedure is successful and not too painful this time.
Lovely swan, is the white in the beak normal?


Yes all our black swans have the white on their beaks.
leo_nid 6 12
13 Apr 2021 1:29PM



Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
13 Apr 2021 1:37PM
Good luck today, now probably. Love your black swan.
ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
13 Apr 2021 1:54PM

Quote:




Beautiful ballet Leo.... I used to do ballet as a young girl.
Jukka Plus
11 1 Finland
13 Apr 2021 1:59PM
A stunning swan , Colleen!
I hope everything goes well tomorrow!
Best wishes!

Jukka
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
13 Apr 2021 2:00PM
Beautiful capture of this majestic swan Colleen , very best of wishes for tomorrow
Ian
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
13 Apr 2021 2:19PM
A wonderful capture of the black swan, Colleen, not actually seen one 'in the flesh' for several years 😃👍
Good luck with the hospital. I'm very squeamish, and would need to be completely out when they did it 😳
Trev 😀
ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
13 Apr 2021 2:27PM

Quote:A wonderful capture of the black swan, Colleen, not actually seen one 'in the flesh' for several years 😃👍
Good luck with the hospital. I'm very squeamish, and would need to be completely out when they did it 😳
Trev 😀


I go under full anaesthetic....no way would I be awake.
capto Plus
10 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2021 3:18PM
A very strikingly handsome swan. God luck with MUA.Smile
ivor
Karuma1970 10 1 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2021 3:56PM
Lovely shot of a bkack swan. Colleen I nearly cried out with the pain myself. I hope it isn't too bad and you're in the first team for Australia before too long.
Mike
Beautiful capture Colleen.
Carol
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2021 5:01PM
Majestic subject Colleen... Excellent capture...
Isabel GrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2021 5:49PM
A beautiful shot
and hope all goes well with the MUA
Ju
Top capture Colleen..
David
SUE118 Plus
14 8 1 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2021 7:31PM
This is a beauty of a shot. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. Smile
13 Apr 2021 9:09PM
Wonderful capture Colleen

Good luck with your further op

Steve
richmowil Plus
14 507 3 England
14 Apr 2021 12:16AM
Beautiful detail in this fine image Colleen.
14 Apr 2021 3:23AM
Hmmm...former ballet dancer in childhood ...that explains the bad knee ! I am sure you will be on some good drugs when you wake up Colleen ...best wishes .
By the time I write this your procedure maybe all finished . Go slow and follow their directions ..
Many a knee replacement has gone sideways and some people have to be re-operated on due to patients not following directions and or rushing things during recovery.

Oh yeah ...the shot absolutely stunning ...only thing I would change is maybe not quite such a bright red beak.
Thats just me , maybe they are all that shade of red
Best regards
Walt
ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
14 Apr 2021 5:15AM

Quote:Hmmm...former ballet dancer in childhood ...that explains the bad knee !
Many a knee replacement has gone sideways and some people have to be re-operated on due to patients not following directions and or rushing things during recovery.

Oh yeah ...the shot absolutely stunning ...only thing I would change is maybe not quite such a bright red beak.
Thats just me , maybe they are all that shade of red
Best regards
Walt


I did everything by the book. Stayed in hospital 4 days then in rehab hospital for another 10 days. Had physios dealing with me for up to three hours a day. Since Iíve been home I have done all my daily exercises plus going to Physio four times a week. My X-rays show the surgery was successful but Sadly some people like myself battle with tight scar tissue.
And yes the swans have bright red beaks.
Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
14 Apr 2021 8:00AM
A beauty Colleen,
Fred.
15 Apr 2021 12:50AM
Brilliant shot of this lovely black swan, beautifully presented, Colleen, 💕💕💕💕
Have a lovely day and stay safe, and Hope the MUA goes well for you. Colleen. 💗
BRITCHIE

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