February 07, 2014



The first time I saw black swans was in NZ. There they bobbed on a glittering turquoise sea. I didn't photograph them. Your photos brought back fond memories.


The black ones are what I usually see here in New Zealand and an occasional white one is a treat--so I can understand the reverse being true for you. They are such magnificent creatures and the photograph well. Love your shots!


Lovely pictures of swan :)


Wow, what drama and intensity, both in their colour and the expression in their eyes! They definitely look like divas to me!

Wonderful pics, Sallie, as usual. Thanks for sharing!


Erco Travels

Absolutely, beautiful swans!!! have a nice day..

Lady Fi

So graceful and elegant!


Well what can I say that hasen't already been said, Black Swans are gorgeous anywhere Sallie, but the person behind the lens can turn them into a work of art.
All the best Gordon.


Beautiful. David was born in Lakeland 84 years ago!


The black swans are gorgeous. I don't believe I've ever seen one.


Such beauty and grace, Sallie. The first picture is such a study of stillness and motion, with the quietness of the swan and the ripples of water and feathers and the arch of the neck. Lovely.


Such beautiful birds


So beautiful with his pink peak ! I never saw such a black swan, ... but never went to Australia nor Florida too !

Sharon Wagner

Swans are so graceful. Black or white.


Swans are such graceful looking birds, we do not get to see many black ones in the UK though.


Dearest Sallie;
Wow, black swans in your pictures are SO elegant and graceful. I always love their noble way or look in the water.

You might remember (if so, my appology); my city has a big park with lake and used to have 200 white swans. I had enjoyed seeing them since little until they need to be gone because of bird flue. I especially love their long graceful neck p;)

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Reach Beyond Limits

Gorgeous black swan!
I hope to see this one day!

Jenn Jilks

Aren't they lovely? Well done.
I always think of Swan Lake when I see the black ones.
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti

How beautiful! I've never seen a black swan before!


I would love to see a swan like this one. Very beautiful!

Peter B

Wow, these are beautiful! Well photographed.


I love these black swans. They also help to keep the Canada geese at bay.


What a wonderful bird to photograph! They are really something with that bright red bill and black feathering. I'd love to see one some day.

artmusedog and carol

Gorgeous swan photos ~ Wow! ~ carol and artmusedog ^_^


Black swans are beautiful birds to see and I have a couple living wild close by. They are indeed native to Australia.
Re the Homing Pigeons in my last post they have coloured rings on their legs with numbers to identify them.
Take care Drew xx

Abraham Lincoln

Love the photographs.


They are so beautiful ! We have two black swans here in a small lake, but they are rare, mostly swans are white.


I absolutely adore black swans. They are gorgeous and so are your photos :)


Very pretty. I don't see swans around here, so these are nice to look at.

Sue St Clair

They are beautiful! I've never actually seen a black swan outside of photos they must be quite something in person. We have a family of swans that live in a nearby pond. Beautiful creatures :)


Beautiful elegant creatures. I have only ever seen them in Australia


Great photos of the Black Swans - although it does seem a little strange to have Aussie birds as the symbol of a city in Florida!


They're quite distinctive. Not sure I've seen any before. Those long necks make them look - a certain angles - like a snake dragging a big bottom. :) Seems people agree they are indeed Australian swans. Personally I'm thinking they may be from New Zealand. Or Morocco. Or maybe Montenegro. What do I know? Have a great Sunday!


I would like to be with those lucky swans


The black swans look great


Beautiful! Thank you for sharing:)


As you have been told a few times by the proud Aussies the Black Swan is native to Australia but they are found all over now. I wonder how that happened. Love your shots of tem in all different poses.


What gorgeous birds! They are outstanding. Once more you bring to me a whole other world!

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They're gorgeous birds! It's always special to see them because we don't have black swans here.

NatureFootstep Photo

a beautiful species nicely captured. :)


We have one black swan in a city not too far from me and I always try to find him. They do stand out from our usual white swans, don't they?!

Mama Zen

They are gorgeous!


just so beautiful - great feather patterns and snakey neck shots!


Beautiful swans! The Black Swan is gorgeous. Lovely shots, Sallie. Thank for sharing on Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!


They look so graceful!

Carole M.

yes, they're certainly Aussie swans - lovely snaps Sallie

Stewart M

Australian indeed! I would have loved to have seen the faces of the first Europeans to see Black Swans!

Sometimes, I wonder how we did survive childhood! But the truth is, even only 100 years ago (and we are not that old!) lots of kids did not!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Rainfield M Penang

Watch and being watched.

Enjoy and being enjoyed.

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