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Steven R Nov 27, 2010 10:38 PM

The Red Eye Special
 
http://stevenr.smugmug.com/Animals/H...8_TbcHf-XL.jpg

Wizzard0003 Nov 27, 2010 10:56 PM

Beak reminds me of "French Nails"... :p

Good capture...! :)

tkurkowski Nov 28, 2010 7:12 AM

Really interesting. Is that a swan?

gjtoth Nov 28, 2010 7:27 AM

Nice. In England they call 'em "dirty duck".

zig-123 Nov 28, 2010 8:16 AM

Hi Steven,

Great capture as that bird has it's eye focused directly on you.
Zig

jacobt Nov 28, 2010 10:32 AM

Great shot, Steven. I've never seen one like this before.

Steven R Nov 28, 2010 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tkurkowski (Post 1171852)
Really interesting. Is that a swan?

Quote:

Originally Posted by gjtoth (Post 1171858)
Nice. In England they call 'em "dirty duck".

I have no idea what kind it is. It was just swimming around on a pond in Busch Gardens. I just waited until he looked my way. Gary: what is a "dirty duck"??

tkurkowski Nov 28, 2010 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tkurkowski (Post 1171852)
Really interesting. Is that a swan?

The reason I asked, is that nice swans only exist in fairy tales - real swans are mean suckers.

I've never personally seen a black swan but the white ones I've seen have the look in their eye that you captured, which they intend to mean is not good news if you get too close.

Ted

gjtoth Nov 28, 2010 1:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steven R (Post 1171921)
I have no idea what kind it is. It was just swimming around on a pond in Busch Gardens. I just waited until he looked my way. Gary: what is a "dirty duck"??

A dirty duck is a black swan, Steve. :)

Steven R Nov 29, 2010 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tkurkowski (Post 1171949)
The reason I asked, is that nice swans only exist in fairy tales - real swans are mean suckers.

I've never personally seen a black swan but the white ones I've seen have the look in their eye that you captured, which they intend to mean is not good news if you get too close.

Ted

Okay, I understand. That reminds me of some of the times when I worked up in your area. I often stayed at the Embassy Suites out near Dulles Airport. Back then they had a couple of white swans that stayed in the lobby waterways. I always thought that they had a mean look if they turned toward you. Here is a shot from several years ago taken with one of my old point & shoot cameras.
http://stevenr.smugmug.com/Animals/H...04_up9cT-M.jpg

tkurkowski Nov 29, 2010 11:38 PM

Yep - there you go - that's the look.

Ted


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