Avian Art Goes Swan

by Lanny McDowell on July 2, 2009

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It’s not very hard to obtain decent bird photos of duck, goose and swan families this time of year.  Whatever attitude you may hold about introduced species and the roles they play, Mute Swans are easy on the eyes, truly avian art in the most basic sense.

You know I have a schtick about getting close to my avian art subjects, so here is another set:

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There is nothing wrong with this little guy’s leg.  It’s just one of their postures, young and adult alike.  They often seem to be doing exactly the same behavior or pose at the same time:

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These images and Avian Art fine art prints are available for purchase. Contact me or View my gallery.

Birds are cool!  Lanny

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Julie Roads 07.02.09 at 11:01 am

These are amazing!!! Thanks for sharing…

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Lanny McDowell 07.02.09 at 11:07 am

You could take the kids over for a look at this swan family at the freshwater pond and herring run at the “south” end of the Lagoon on the OB side. However, know that little people should not get very close to swans with babies. The Daddy swan gets unfriendly, just like you might in vice-versa.

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Casey Shannon 01.04.10 at 11:04 pm

Great photos!

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