Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Young Swans Learning To Fly



IMG_4697_1 Young Cygnet

Looking back to  June and Look at them now

This little cygnet was learning to survive,

and now it is learning to fly.





IMG_1992 Young Swan

Clear the runway; Here I come.





IMG_1993_Gaining Speed_1

Hey, I’m paddling on water. Honk…Honk!






These wings sure come in handy.






Need a little more speed.





IMG_1997_ Young Swans 5

Can you believe this. We are about to fly!






Hey! Wait for me.






Lift off….We did it!!! We are flying.





IMG_2010 Young Swans In Flight

And the crowd cheers





IMG_2016_Landing_The End

Okay, Now for the landing. Mission Accomplished.





IMG_3136 Swan Family

From Baby Cygnets to Beautiful Young Swans

Here are the swans and cygnets from May to The end of September 2012. I hope you found this Series interesting. I know I sure enjoyed following this swan family, I like to call, “The Class Of 2012. They all past accept for one little cygnet that didn’t make it. I think it is pretty amazing that 8 out of the 9 cygnets lived to become these Beautiful young swans who will one day have a family of their own.


All photos and written script by Dianne © dsphotocats


Hope to find you all well, and enjoying the Seasons of Life.

God Bless one and all.

Dianne :)


  1. Lovely series. I would say that is a pretty good success rate to have all but one survive.

  2. A lovely series and words Dianne. Thank you.


  3. I just loved Loved this series Dianne. So much beauty. Made my day and made me smile big. Congratulations on such amazing photos. Your study , your going down to the bay to just watch them Im sure made your heart sing.
    So grateful to see them. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs across the miles.
    Were making Salsa.

  4. Thank you Ladies. :)

    And Lisa, I will be right over with the nachos, or tortillas, what to heck. I will bring both. Anything else you need? :) Sounds good.
    I just got back from taking my mom a roast pork dinner. And I was a little piggy, and ate too much. :) I had to get Jesse to take me for a walk. :)
    Hey, I like Salsa on celery also, among other things. Great stuff! :) Thank you for taking the time to stop in for a visit. Sending hugs from the East to the West of this great country, we live in.
    Have a good night.

  5. Wonderful documentation, Dianne!

  6. You and the white birds, have enjoyed your posts on them. Thank You

    1. You are very welcome, and Thank you John. It has been a pleasure.

  7. Lovely Dianne thank you , I think 8 out of nine is pretty good going. As it's such a battle out there. Look at them now truly amazing so beautiful.
    Have a Good week
    Hugs from across the Pond
    Sheila xx

  8. Excelentes fotografias.....
    Os meus cumprimentos

  9. We've been pretty bare on the bird end of things here...ducks and some geese are about it. The beauty of fall is much faded now as we enter into our coolest week yet. I'm not sure I'm ready for the baron days of winter but it's not asking my opinion on the matter. Bless you my friend.

  10. I LOVE these precious ones. Seeing your swan pictures is like a treasure to the eyes, Dianne. xo

  11. HI Dianne,

    Have enjoyed reading these posts and looking at your wonderful pictures. You have a great hobby there, thank you for sharing with us.

    Hugs Nita

  12. Thank you guys and gals. I appreciate your visit, and comments. Hope you all have a wonderful week with sunshine, and good health. :)

  13. What an amazing series of photos and documentation of their life. I have enjoyed following your journey and theirs, so glad you were blessed with the experience and shared it with us.

  14. What an amazing series of photos and documentation of their life. I have enjoyed following your journey and theirs, so glad you were blessed with the experience and shared it with us.

  15. These photos are just beautiful Dianne! I got all excited the other day, I thought I had spotted swans for the first time...turned out to be sea gulls. I think a trip to the eye doctor is in order!

    1. Anita, I couldn't help but chuckle. When the time is right you will capture some Beautiful swans, and hopefully I will capture some deer. I just love your deer picture you posted the other day. The composition is so perfect. Perfect surroundings, and of course you had your camera with you. :)

  16. The family swan on the last picture..its really beautiful :)

  17. Hubby and I enjoyed this post twice! I forgot to leave a comment the first time. LOL I guess we enjoyed the photos for so long and jumped up to go do something. :) We so appreciate you sharing this family of Swans with us. All the photos are absolutely amazing!
    Hope you are enjoying October. :)

  18. Hello Dianne, Thanks for visits to Word Zoo. These images are amazing document of how we all grow. As ever photography is stunning. Hope all is well. God Bless.

  19. fantastic photos ... I invite you to join my group on facebook .. a door to see what I do and see ... greetings .

  20. I just love your narrations along with the photos. Sometimes you just think you know what they are thinking or saying. I bet you almost hold your breath as they are taking off trying to will them into the air. Your babies have spread their wings and taken flight. Just makes me smile to think you shared them from just little guys. I have been hearing the geese flying over the last few days. I always love the sound it is like a passing of time that takes place 2 times ever year. Well thank you for sharing and a have a wonderful week. Hugs Carrie

  21. Thank you all for your lovely comments.
    Sincerely Dianne :)

  22. Dianne, this has been a fantastic series of photos with the swans. I would have to say birdtastic! Are you sure your not working for National Geographic?

    Thanks for your recent visit, hard to believe you have not had your frost yet in November.

    Have a great week, enjoy the Snappy Dance when you get a chance!


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