* Serene Duo *

© Carolyn J. Connolly

* Serene Duo *<p>

Uploaded: April 21, 2011

Description

Black Swans (Cygnus atratus) on Tuggerah Lake, Central Coast, NSW...

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"(They) are found throughout Australia with the exception of Cape York Peninsula, and are more common in the south...

"(They) prefer larger salt, brackish or fresh waterways and permanent wetlands, requiring 40 m or more of clear water to take off...

"(It) is a vegetarian. Food consists of algae and weeds, which the bird obtains by plunging its long neck into water up to 1 m deep.

"(They) form isolated pairs or small colonies in shallow wetlands. Birds pair for life, with both adults raising one brood per season. The eggs are laid in an untidy nest made of reeds and grasses... The chicks are covered in grey down, and are able to swim and feed themselves as soon as they hatch."

Refer: http://birdsinbackyards.net/species/Cygnus-atratus

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Captured late afternoon, in early spring, on the 13th of September 2009...

Category: ~ Animals ~



Comments

Ann Coates level-classic April 21, 2011

Beautiful capture of this elegant pair Carolyn. #1371095

John Connolly April 21, 2011

A delightful capture of these two beautiful Aussie's Carolyn! Probably too many crocodiles for them on Cape York Peninsula! #9362171

Tarun Bose April 21, 2011

Beautiful image, Crolyn. #9362311

Ron McEwan April 22, 2011

Perfect simply perfect Carolyn and great info too. Like the reflection as a bonus here WTG #9362852

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 22, 2011

Wonderful capture of them Carolyn! #9362884

Nancy L. Green level-classic April 24, 2011

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Carolyn, You totally captured this wonderful pair at the PERFECT moment, WTG!! <>< #9367075

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe April 25, 2011

This is just magical. There is such a romantic feeling emanating from this pair. The lighting and reflection make this shot a winner. #9369467

Lou Lazerson May 20, 2011

Carolyn, you have created a magical,
beautiful, reflective image. Can't
figure out why you weren't recognized
with an EP? You deserved one!

Lou #9416381


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