This is the resident Mute Swan couple from the pond. They have been living at the pond for many, many years. I wrote about the male in an earlier post here, if you care to read it. The male has a very distinctive dent/scar on his bill and they both engage in unique pond routines and habits that clearly shout out their identities. Together, they depart ever November as the pond freezes over (likely just flying slightly south to Lake Ontario’s open waters) and, together, they return every March as their more shallow, marshy portion of the pond commences its early thaw. You could set your watch by their departure and return…. I love the predictability of nature. It’s a total mystery but, unlike most mysteries, also very comforting. Mute Swans mate for life and, in the case of this couple, it’s not just a life-long tolerance but a true life-long devotion and I have attempted to capture a bit of that devotion through this image.

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  • goofienewfie
    goofienewfieabout 3 years ago

    Great Capture Kat..Beautiful reflection..well done!

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Nice work

  • Thank you, Larry

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 3 years ago

    Fascinating story and a lovely image!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    1 Image per day 2011/09/01

  • Babcia
    Babciaabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonabout 3 years ago

    Oh Wow!! This is stunning!! I love the color of the water against their bodies! You have captured their devotion towards one another! Superb work, dear Katherine!! It is just beautiful ! A huge fave!

  • You are always so sweet in your comments and I so enjoy hearing from you, Kristi.. thank you so much.

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 3 years ago
    sweet shot … yes they are always together these 2 !
  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaabout 3 years ago

    Very beautiful, such grace and elegance in this capture !

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

    beautiful capture

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 3 years ago

    beautiful work, Kat

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