AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Black Swans


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Black swans in the lake at Safety Beach Golf Club, Mornington Peninsula
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Ruby Tuesday meme
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Elegant black swans
A gentle kiss of red blush
Beauty on water
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14 comments:

chubskulit said...

Beautiful black swan with red beaks!

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EG Wow said...

Black swans look like they are dressed for a fancy day or night out! Ours are white.

Ralph said...

These beautiful birds have perhaps paired up in the warmth of Spring. Happy together, perhaps a nest will soon appear and the fuzzy cygnets is a while later. They enjoy their time together it seems...

Genie said...

I have never seen a black swan or such a red beak. These fowl are gorgeous. Lovely shot. Nature is so amazing.

Inger-M said...

These birds are gorgeous, so regal. Great picture!

Leora said...

Odile - that's the name of the black swan. The white ones are Odette. But I don't know about the red beaks - that makes them cheerful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful pair of swans -- and their bright beaks make them perfect for RT. Great picture.

Dianne said...

they are magnificent!!

Maria @ LSS said...

They are so beautiful and regal.

Carolina Mountains said...

Swans are so elegant! Lovely verse.

Mar said...

They look so elegant, I have never seen this kind before!
My Ruby Tuesday

Auntie E said...

when we lived in Europe I first saw Black Swans.. I have loved seeing them since. Great Photo.
My ruby Tuesday link for you

Kebeni said...

they are such regal looking birds, I love watching them sail about

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

Wow you did a great job capturing their red beak.

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