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Old Nov 27, 2010, 10:38 PM   #1
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Old Nov 27, 2010, 10:56 PM   #2
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Beak reminds me of "French Nails"...

Good capture...!
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Old Nov 28, 2010, 7:12 AM   #3
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Really interesting. Is that a swan?
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Nice. In England they call 'em "dirty duck".
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Hi Steven,

Great capture as that bird has it's eye focused directly on you.
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Great shot, Steven. I've never seen one like this before.
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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"??
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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