This close-up image looks a little unusual at first glance.

It shows the grey feathers of a group of baby Black Swan (cygnets). The black feathers of mum’s neck is also in the mix.

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

Captured in Centennial Park, Sydney. Australia.

Canon 400D.


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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 3 years ago

    Interesting photo Mike. I thought it was Billy going for a swim!

  • Ha. Thanks Michael.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Lovely downy shot Michael!
    They look quite young with their tiny wing buds :)

  • Yes, they were young and close all together. Thanks Trish.

    – Michael John

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Ray.

    – Michael John

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    How very sweet! Wonderful capture!

  • Glad you liked it! Thanks for commenting and for the fave.

    – Michael John

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    Fantastic Work

  • Thanks Kathy.

    – Michael John

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsover 3 years ago

    very fluffy Michael, a great abstract too!

  • Yes, something different for me.

    – Michael John

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • Thanks

    – Michael John

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