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A Walk with a Black Swan

tootled off to WWT Martin mere with the weather being so nice. No dogs allowed so was able to amble round and snap away.

The original intention was to try and get some bird's eye level shots. i managed afew although one old dear enquired after my health when she saw me lying motionless on the path.

i was also after some nice reflection shots if the opportunity arose, although ice doesnt really lend itself to these kind of photos. There were pockets of still water though, so was able to grab a couple.

Not a clue what the birds are called so there is little or no info on them.

splashing time

walk this way!

huh?

reflective

i can dance

slippery

came right upto me and looked up

the white swan decided to put on a show

i can stand on one leg and do this!

and just to show it wasnt a fluke the first time......

another swan

flamingoes, all fast asleep

stone pathway across a pond - -the kids love it. Never seen an adult use it :)

frozen up

were these deliberately created to look stupid?

swans. lots off em.

Black swan.

he spied me and decided to follow me. He got out of the water....

.... and toddled off after me.

When he realised he wasnt getting any food from me, he found his own.
he followed me for about 10 minutes round the enclosure.
Only left me when I reaached a gate and dashed thru.

pointed look.

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 16:48
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You got some smashing shots there certainly worth the effort and the cold, nice one most of them know what they are any way and I enjoyed it a like from me, regards Leon.

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 18:19
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great blog with great shots the humour from you always comes through like it

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 19:59
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another WWt blog some great photos of the swans liked the 2nd flamingo shot best

well done

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 20:06
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fantastic photos, love the photos of the swans, especially of the one doing its little show or was it a dance?!

Doreen Brooks

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 20:19
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Some 'cool' shots and yes we think flamingoes look bonkers too Smile

 

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 23:55
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Cracking shots love the swans and I would like to try those stepping stones lol , thank you for sharing can't get enough of the WWT.

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Date Sat, 04/02/2012 - 11:45
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Awesome photos. I love the birds on the water

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Date Sat, 04/02/2012 - 13:44
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Absolutely stunning shots, i can only hope that i will ever get shots like those, awsome.

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Date Sat, 04/02/2012 - 15:52
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 Loved the funny looks you were getting off some of the birds. A lovely blog from beginning to end, pictures so well taken, it certainly made me smile. Thanks for sharing.

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Date Sat, 04/02/2012 - 17:43
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A great blog with some cracking pictures, I loved the reflections in the water.

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Date Sun, 05/02/2012 - 16:02
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A lovely blog, David, with first class images. Thanks for posting.

 

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Date Tue, 07/02/2012 - 09:23
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 Great photoblog as usual Dave... Bird's eye view indeed. I lie on a sheet of tarpaulin as it saves lying on bird messages..LOL... Bet that woman wondered what you were doing taking photos on the path. All in the name of photography. Thanks for sharing. Wink

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