Swan preening its back

Swan preening its back

Mute swan (Cygnus olor) preening its feathers. Here I have used black and white and retained just the colour in the orange beak to accentuate its colour, and the texture of its white feathers.
This elegant, graceful bird has a black knob above its beak and beady eyes, but can be agressive if approached with their young, particularly if they are out of the water.
Ref:
Date:
08/06/05
Location:
River Thames at Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Photographer:

Swan preening its back

Mute swan (Cygnus olor) preening its feathers. Here I have used black and white and retained just the colour in the orange beak to accentuate its colour, and the texture of its white feathers.
This elegant, graceful bird has a black knob above its beak and beady eyes, but can be agressive if approached with their young, particularly if they are out of the water.
Ref:
Date:
08/06/05
Location:
River Thames at Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Photographer: