This Black Swan cygnet has just discovered his own reflection in the water.

Mum’s reflection is also there, not too far away, looking on as another lesson is learnt…

The Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) is a large waterbird which lives in Australia.

Captured during Spring in Centennial Park, Sydney. Australia.

Canon 400D, as is.

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101 views at 13/12/10

I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    What a cutie. I love the fascinating reflections. Great photo Mike.

  • Thanks for commenting and for the fave Michael.

    – Michael John

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsover 4 years ago

    very cute… great shot Michael!

  • Thanks Mark.

    – Michael John

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray.

    – Michael John

  • Claire Walsh
    Claire Walshover 4 years ago

    What a cute little fluff ball. The reflection of mum is spot on.

  • Thank you Claire.

    – Michael John

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 4 years ago

    A cute little fluffy duck… great capture♥

  • It sure is! Thanks Bev.

    – Michael John

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 4 years ago

    A very beautiful image Michael, love how you’ve caught mums reflection as well, spot on :o)

  • Thank you for the great comments Josie.

    – Michael John

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    October 12,2010 Wonderful capture

  • Thank you very much for the feature Ann.

    – Michael John

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123over 4 years ago

  • Thanks Elaine.

    – Michael John

  • Penny Smith
    Penny Smithover 4 years ago

    Aww what a cute little Cygnet.. I like the perspective of this shot Michael.. like Mum is watching nearby but letting him do his own exploring. Lovely ! :)

  • Thank you Penny. These baby swans always look like little balls of fluff!

    – Michael John

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 4 years ago

  • Thank you for the fave Qnita.

    – Michael John

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