Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Hatchmere Lake....................... another lovely pool in Delamere Forest

I visited Hatchmere Lake after my walk around Delamere Forest hoping to see some wildlife.

I was soon joined by these Mute Swans... looking for a treat.

I still had my 18-55mm lens on the camera... it didn't matter as the swans were so tame.

They allowed me to capture some lovely close ups.

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40 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they're gorgeous, andrew! :)

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Very nice shots Andrew, cant say i would fully trust those swans. They are some mean birds when they want to be. Well done

Magia da Inês said...

Muito fofos.
°º♫ Boa tarde!
°º✿ Beijinhos.
º° ✿♥ ♫° ·. Brasil
✿⊱╮

cieldequimper said...

Hmmm... so calm...

I just cannot get over your robin header. Mum says she breakfasted this morning with a robin on the windowsill. It stayed put watching her for the longest time. I wish I could have been there!

Art said...

An beautiful series!

Gary said...

Great close up Andrew!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Swans are very beautiful birds. We don't see many Swans in our part of the world.

mick said...

Great photos and a beautiful setting for the swans.

Martha Z said...

I'm often frustrated when I go out with the wide-angle lens and have a great wildlife encounter. It didn't matter here, you got great shot, it looks flirtatious in that last shot.

Modesto Viegas said...

Good portrait!

Bob Bushell said...

They get nearer and nearer, brilliant photos.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, awesome shots! I love the last closeup!

Dianne said...

Beautiful elegant creatures with pretty eyes - a wonderful close up of the white swan Andrew.

missing moments said...

They are absolutely lovely Andrew!

grammie g said...

HI Andrew... The Swan is a real beauty...you have some great opportunities in your area to visit!!
Grace x

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Lovely indeed, what beauties! =)

Nature Rambles said...

Love your shots! They're so beautiful!

Chatty Crone said...

Handsome Mute Swans. sandie

Carole Meisenhelter said...

oh my; that last photo is so charming Andrew. Your white swan is very photogenic.

Susan Scheid said...

Don't you love it when the birds are willing to pose for you? (I always seem to have the "wrong" lens on my camera at just that critical point!)

Gillian Olson said...

Splendid shots of swans.

NicoleB said...

wow, those swans were some charmers, no?
Look at that last photo, begging for it's portrait to be taken :-D

Carletta said...

What a wonderful closeup - quite a swan song! :)

holdingmoments said...

They always seem willing to pose don't they; especially if they think you've got food lol
Lovely close up Andrew.

Ruby said...

wonderful close up shots!!!

The Glebe Blog said...

Snap! Andrew, only I didn't get close up's this year.
Nicely done.

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous close-up of that swan, Andrew! Fantastic!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Oh I love that last image. Super wonderful!

joo said...

So peaceful and quiet!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Love the eye you are getting in the final image Andrew...beautiful!

Liz said...

Awesome captures Andrew! Close ups of swans with your 18-55mm... bliss!

Springman said...

Birding with an 18-55mm Andrew? You are a brave man, you risk getting swallowed by your subject!One can not argue with your results, which are stunning.
Cheers Sir!

Susan said...

The are so lovely Andrew.

Sondra said...

What great swan shots Andrew they really did get close in..So did you give them a treat?

BlueShell said...

Drew...I do not know how you do that...but all the photos are amazing!...lIke a dream...

Thank you!

Pantherka said...

Beautiful pictures Andrew.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what lovely swans, wonderful close up shot.

Veronica said...

Very nice!!

Kathiesbirds said...

Nice close-up of the swan's face.

Ryan Mottram said...

Hi Andrew

Just wanted to ask if you knew what the colored Ring Darvic Numbers were on the blue tag

best wishes

Swan Whisperer

Ryan