Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Introducing “Mute Swans… A New Generation”





But today Mr. Cobb seems to be trying to be the Center of Attention, as he splish splashes away.





As he seems to be having some fun with his family as he takes his bath, splashing His Pen, and nine baby cygnets. Maybe he thought they needed a shower to cool themselves down on a hot day in May.

Yes I am behind once again and it is now June, and I have some catching up to do, if I can.





I think he spotted me and he put on quite the show.

Mr. Cobb seemed to be in a very good mood and quite happy, and proud to be a new daddy.

I was surprised to see nine baby cygnets. That is a big family as they usually average seven to eight cygnets.

He was happy to put on a show for me as I started shooting with my Canon. I took quite a few pictures that day, and this is just a few. I did focus mostly on him because he made it very difficult not too, with all his antics.




He just went back and forth in front of me, and his family, and seemed to enjoy every moment, as did I.




Maybe he felt the need to distract me from his family. I don’t really know. I never seen anything like it.

I couldn’t help but laugh, and smile at such a sight.




Did you ever see such a sight?

Just look at him and the expression on his face. :)





He doesn’t look to graceful here but he sure was having a good time, and so was I.




For a moment it was as if he were posing for me.

I loved how the water just rolled off of him like beads of pearls.




It almost looks like Pen was giving him a look,

as if to say, “Just what are you doing”?

And the Cygnets just kept preening themselves.




Finally he heads for shore.




I couldn’t believe this pose! What a character!

This one really made me laugh, and it is a wonder that I didn’t have camera shake . I have never seen anything like this.




It was like he was announcing to the world that he was the luckiest dad and mate in the world.

Mr. Cobb was the “Life Of The Bay” on this fine day.

I counted it an Honor to witness such a sight.




Here is a picture of the family that was taken a short time later. I did take more photos and will share them on another day.

Hope you enjoyed this introduction to this beautiful swan family.

You can click on each photo to get a bigger view if you would like.

Until next time…

Love and Care

Dianne :)

All photos and writing by Dianne © dsphotocats


  1. Hi Dianne

    Great pictures and comments. A refreshing start to my day. Thank you for sharing.

    Hugs Nita

  2. The photos and words are beautiful!


  3. What a hoot! In the one picture, it looks as though he was looking straight into the lens. Thank you for sharing!

  4. What a majestic family! These pictures surely do justice to a wonderful sight to behold!

  5. What a show! You captured all that action so well.

  6. Wow! great captures Dianne. That is quite a show that he put on for you. I hope all is well & that you get some more time for your nature walks.

  7. Oh Dianne! How I love your swan captures. They are always a joy to see.

  8. It took me 5 times to get thru your word verification thingy. It's really rough.

    1. Thanks for the feedback Carole. I fixed the problem. I hate those things too.I didn't realize it was on. :)

  9. I WAS very happy to coming your place with lovely song as will.
    Please to be strong yourself....

    1. Thankyou Michiko.I am so glad to hear from you. Hope to find you well. (((Hugs)))

  10. Oh Dianne! You have out done yourself! These are some of the most beautiful and fun pics of Swans that I have ever seen! It's so sweet how the babies can ride on the parents back. What an advantage they have over the ducks.
    Hope all is going well for you. I can't believe it's already June! I hope you get caught up. I've been running behind as well. Take care!

  11. Oh Lovely Dianne such pictures bring joy to my heart. The pose was fantastic he is showing off I think. That is a large family they have there, so Beautiful.
    Hope you and your mum are doing well.
    Sheila xx

  12. I would just love to see a sight like this! Great shots!

  13. A fantastic series of photos! What a blessing to have gotten to see such a display of spunk and personality and you captured it perfectly.

  14. Dianne these are all so wonderful to watch your story unfold. Fantastic photography , and lovely words . I smiles and big.
    I loved your blog.

    I wont be home for a few more days. The internet here is so slow its hard to get around.
    Im rained in tonight once again. Its really wet up here but oh so very beautiful.

    1. Thanlkyou Lisa. And it is good to hear from you. Can't wait to see your pictures and hear about your trip. Be Safe! xo

  15. What a show....absolutely beautiful! This is the kind of photography that makes your day.....thanks for sharing!

  16. Thank you, one and all. I am glad I could share this with you. :)

  17. Dianne, I love your swan family when they arrive each year. What a blessing to be able to observe them. What an amazing sequence of photos. Loved the one of his wings spread and then all of them swimming off. Ok shows over. Thank you for sharing a very special moment in nature. Have a very blessed week. Hugs Carrie

  18. Those are fantastic captures of the proud Daddy and family. I'm sure his display was to distract .. and the expressions you've captured ... priceless. Thanks for sharing:)

  19. Hi Dianne. I really really love this series. Would it ever look good on one of your Grands walls in a series.

    Thank you for your very kind words .They mean more to me than you know.
    Have the most beautiful night dear friend.
    Lisa xo


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