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Good day to you all ePz

Just woken after a relatively good nights sleep although the winds did disturb me once or twice.

Thank you for all your great comments, votes and User Awards from the following: Sue118 (Sue), Ali63 (Ali), Lillian (Lillian), and digital_boi (Graham).

Todays image shows another image of a rescued bird, her name is Daphne she is a three year old Mute Swan and was shot with a Cross Bow. She made a great recovery but at one stage it was touch and go. After her recovery she was released back to a local lake near Maidstone (Kent) where she has continued to grow from strength to strength.

I hope that you all have a wonderful day, I shall be spending most of the day with Julie.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Mute swan Wildlife and nature

Voters: Bantu, Lynniesefforts, LynneJoyce and 94 more

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Bantu Plus
2 6 1 India
15 Feb 2014 5:51AM
Excellent contrast with superb capture.

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Have a lovely time with Julie, Nathan..

Daphne is so lovely..I am glad they are looked after so well.. a beautiful image..

Lynette Grin
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 5:54AM
A fantastic swan portrait.
15 Feb 2014 6:07AM
She looks healthy. Thanks for the background narration, which is very touching. Lovely shot.
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
15 Feb 2014 6:13AM
An excellent shot with a pitiful story behind, Nathan.
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
15 Feb 2014 6:15AM
A delightful image, Nathan. Carol
Nigeve1 Plus
2 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 6:18AM
An imposing and striking image of this Mute swan, well exposed and good detail close up. Had you not told us, I would have thought it was a male as the knob at the base of the bill is quite large (the only way to easily tell the sex's apart in Mute Swans), but I gather there is a degree of variation.
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
15 Feb 2014 6:58AM
Again I detest man and his need to hurt and kill beautiful animals....she is lovely Nathan, a most beautiful portrait ....
Enjoy your day with Julie, hope the weather behaves
15 Feb 2014 7:42AM
Stunning portrait.
Great close up image, Nathan. Superb detail,colour & POV.

Dwaller 8 5 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 7:53AM
Great Shot Nathan, and fantastic story, its nice to hear about some people care about our wildlife, and the fantastic countryside we live in, just wish everyone would apprenticed it and i'm sure the world would be a better place.
Have a good day.
David WinkWink
mistere Plus
2 1 2 England
15 Feb 2014 7:58AM
Excellent image Nathan, I agree with Colleen, how can people be so inhuman.
Have a great day.

15 Feb 2014 8:20AM
Cracking shot Nathan - enjoy today with Julie - hope it stays fine for you. Smile

Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 8:39AM
Beautifully photography Nathan, excellent picture.
franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
15 Feb 2014 8:41AM
Wonderful portrait Nathan.

SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 8:45AM
She's gorgeous Nathan and so glad she's better, love the feather. Have a great day with Julie. Sue GrinGrin
15 Feb 2014 8:59AM
Beautiful Nathan,
cats_123 Plus
12 4.4k 25 Northern Ireland
15 Feb 2014 8:59AM
a happy story GrinGrin
jadus Plus
4 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 9:33AM
Daphne - great name for a swan and a lovely portrait of her. Well done Nathan.
15 Feb 2014 9:34AM
Beautiful picture of a fortunate swan. Have a lovely day, Nathan.
JohnoP 10 2
15 Feb 2014 9:39AM
Beautiful image Nathan. So pleased Daphne overcame her ordeal. You know my thoughts on those responsible for her trauma. Enjoy your day with Julie. John
15 Feb 2014 9:50AM
What a beauty Daphne is,a wonderful close up Nathan, have a good day today with Julie best wishes to you Patricia
Beautiful swan portrait, Nathan.
6 9 10 England
15 Feb 2014 9:56AM
Beautiful bird Nathan and some excellent detail in your image.
15 Feb 2014 10:04AM
The detail is superb!!! great close up.
Dennis WinkWink
15 Feb 2014 10:05AM
Quality wildlife portrait Nathan.

Have a good day

SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
15 Feb 2014 10:48AM
Don't you just want to stroke that neck! If only.
Have a great day Nathan.
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
15 Feb 2014 11:12AM
A story and image of compassion Nathan. Well done on the awards Grin
15 Feb 2014 11:25AM
Wonderful detail, as always Nathan.

Mary Grin
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 11:41AM
Such a sweety! Your swan is gorgeous... Wonderful sharpness and beauty on show...
Enjoy your day with Julie! Grin
a very nice image.

15 Feb 2014 12:13PM
good to know the swan is doing well excellent capture Nathan

15 Feb 2014 12:20PM
A stunning, well detailed close up, Nathan.
Have a good day,
Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 12:23PM

Quote:Don't you just want to stroke that neck! If only.
Have a great day Nathan.

Just what I want to fluffyGrinGrinGrin
15 Feb 2014 12:24PM
A really lovely shot Nathan, and story. I'll look out for Her down by the Malta Inn this Summer Smile

John Smile
Herge88 Plus
8 40 4 England
15 Feb 2014 1:18PM
Fabulous close detail in this Nathan.

Best Matt
15 Feb 2014 2:16PM
So good to hear of the Swans recovery why anyone would want to harm a creature in such away is beyond belief, delightful picture of the bird Smile
mikbee Plus
8 3 8 Scotland
15 Feb 2014 2:26PM
Good tight head shot Nathan.
Super shot.
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 17 10 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 3:02PM
Great capture NathanSmile

fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
15 Feb 2014 3:10PM
Delightful portrait Nathan.

A happy ending for this swan! A good piece of news when there is so much hardship going on around the country!

15 Feb 2014 4:08PM
Splendid image Nathan
capto Plus
3 3.2k 8 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 4:26PM
A beautiful survivor. I would gladly shoot the perpetrator of that nasty act myself.Smile

15 Feb 2014 4:49PM
What great detail in the feathers Nathan, she is beautiful, so pleased she has done so well.

Enjoy your day, myra
ali63 Plus
4 733 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 4:55PM
A wonderful image, glad that she is doing so well, I hope you have had a lovely day with Julie SmileSmile

Mike_Smith Plus
8 270 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 5:07PM
Cracking portrait of a stunning Swan Nathan, what makes people shoot harmless birds like that is beyond me
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
15 Feb 2014 5:54PM
Hurrah for the swan!
michaelo Plus
9 11 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 6:03PM
stunning work!!!
JuBarney Plus
4 10 3 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 6:51PM
A beautiful close up.
(You didn't tell me we were meeting up TongueTongue)
EileenH 2 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 6:57PM
Beautiful imsgeSmile

Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 7:10PM
No it was a rubbish cold day! With no powerSad
But this is a lovely image of a beautiful swan
15 Feb 2014 7:21PM
Great wildlife shot, sad story though, Regards DaveSmileSmile
Irishkate Plus
5 33 92 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 7:22PM
A top notch image Nathan with beautiful detail.
Hope you have a lovely day.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
15 Feb 2014 7:32PM
Beautiful photography, stunning capture

Thank you for the link on photographing red flowers, I am reading as I type.
JawDborn Plus
4 922 1 England
15 Feb 2014 7:37PM
I thought it was a rare bearded swan for a moment.Grin.Grin Good to hear of the rescue work.Smile


annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
15 Feb 2014 8:20PM
a lovely portrait and thank you so much for the poem, that was very kind Smile
A cross bow ! Needs some armoured plating like this one ! Wink -
netta1234 Plus
3 291 2 Wales
15 Feb 2014 9:01PM
Excellent close up .
I do hope you had a great day with Julie and that she was okSmile
marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 9:21PM
Majestic... beautifully captured
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 9:42PM
SThe detail in the swans neck is superb - few could do any Winkbetter
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
15 Feb 2014 10:11PM
Super image Nathan!! Good detail , colour and composition!! Its got the lot!!
pamelajean Plus
10 949 1781 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 10:27PM
Beautiful portrait of Daphne, a real survivor, a very sad story.
Mavis Plus
13 143 2 England
16 Feb 2014 6:23AM
Superb capture Nathan , you can see every feather SmileSmileSmile xx

BTW I put 3 photos on for you to see !Wink
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
17 Feb 2014 9:09PM
Excellent detail, Nathan.

Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
23 Feb 2014 9:20PM
A beautiful portrait of this elegant and graceful bird Nathan, glad to hear that she has made a full recovery and is enjoying life again after her horrific ordeal

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