Drifting on Still Water~


“But now they drift on the still water,
Mysterious, beautiful,” WB Yeats

Swans swim,

in synchronized,


silhouettes.


Mama delicately rolls her precious eggs,


to keep them evenly warm,

and plucks her feathers to tuck them in.

Black swan,

slides in singular grace,


while Narcissus is bewitched by his own reflection.
Cheers to you from European swans in springtime~

225 thoughts on “Drifting on Still Water~

  1. Your brilliant photography highlights the grace and beauty of these exquisite creatures, Cindy. Imagine their surprise and joy upon seeing your lovely photos for the first time when they return to our Creator πŸ™‚ πŸ’•

    • It is a beautiful and striking color combination, I agree with you, and I can see why it is your favorite. Thank you for your thoughtful friendship & cheers to you. ❀

  2. You never cease to amaze me with the beautiful photos that you capture, Cindy. The details are stunning and you manage to get such character into them as well. πŸ™‚

  3. Okay, I couldn’t remember whether I’d left a comment. Scrolling through your comments is a treasure chest that’s filled with golden coins. I gave up looking for the one with my head on it.
    OMG! What grace and beauty you’ve captured. The forms, the eggs…. oh I adore the eggs!
    If I was as gorgeous as Narcissus, I’d be looking at my reflection as well. Right now, I’m into the vaseline on the lens! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • Laughing. So funny. I relate fully to he vaseline! Narcissus reminds of people who are obsessed with selfies and post photo after photo of themselves on facebook. It seems almost like they want to convince themselves they really exist. Maybe that was what Narcissus was doing, trying to prove his existence. I should have given him the photo. He could post it on his swan facebook page!

  4. Wild fowl (only slightly miffed really)
    Seeks similar for walks in the park, days on the river and generally swanning about.
    Must have gosh and ch. No chickens.
    Replies as message in a bottle.
    πŸ˜€

  5. I like the way they seem to care about each other. I enjoy when you start a story and create interesting ways to picture the stork families “together time.” πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. Mute swans are among my favourite birds and having photographed them myself, I know how skillfully these pictures were captured!

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