A beautiful mute swan shows its gorgeous wings as it glides along the sparkling waters of the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Homosassa, Florida.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D, Canon 55-250 lens at 60 mm
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birds, swan, homosassa, wildlife, wildlife park, waterfowl, wings, white bird

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Detlef Becher
    Detlef Becherover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture and a fitting title Dot, great lighting too!

  • Thank you, Detlef. I’m glad you like the title…I wasn’t sure about it, but that’s what those wings remind me of. Yes, the sparkle of the water adds to it I think.

    – AuntDot

  • aussiedi
    aussiediover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture and well composed Dot


  • Thanks, Di! I didn’t get the face, but that’s okay because the view of the wings in that position is what makes this shot, IMHO! (My daughter was laughing at me the other day since I use LOL a lot. He,he…)

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Wow this is simply beautiful Dot, such a wonderful capture with the sparkles. Lovely work.

  • Thanks so much, Andrea. It’s one of my personal favorites. Just love those wings!

    – AuntDot

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 3 years ago

    Super Beautiful young lady!!…Tony

  • Well, thank you so much young man!! I truly appreciate your comment AND the “young” which I am not! LOL

    – AuntDot

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 3 years ago

    How pretty Dot!


  • Thank you, my dear Debra! Glad you like it!

    – AuntDot

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 3 years ago

    Great work!!!

  • Thank you so very much, Vitta!

    – AuntDot

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • Thanks again, my friend!

    – AuntDot

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture my friend Well done..Hugs..Tom

  • Thanks, Tom! I sure had a good time that morning taking pictures of all those birds and animals!

    – AuntDot

  • Judy Wanamaker
    Judy Wanamakerover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful, Dot!

  • Thanks much, Judy!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture, nice title.

  • Thanks so much, Rosie. I couldn’t get enough of those swans! It’s really the first time I’ve been so close to them. Their white wings and feathers are so gorgeous.

    – AuntDot

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