Up Close and Personal with a Swan

in featheredfriday •  27 days ago 

While walking in the park I was happily surprised to see a swan sitting on the path and I walked slowly to see how close I could get. Not only did I get closer, I was able to get a good look at that beautiful face. I was bending down taking photos and it suddenly gave me "the look," like it was getting upset with me. My knees don't work well at my age anymore and thought I should stand up in case I needed to make a quick getaway.

As I slowly walked away, the swan started to walk towards me. It isn't easy to keep your cool at times like this and so many things were going through my mind in a split second. I shouldn't have starred into his eyes, I should have bought food at the concession stand so that I could throw the food at the swan and it would stop chasing me, it is a good thing I was able to stand up when I did, stay calm, don't run. But my inner voice was saying, "Run @whatisnew...RUN" and that is exactly what I did. Wish I had a video of the swan chasing me.

This is a different swan and I now prefer to see them in the water. Look at all of the beautiful feathers. Did you know that swans have over 25,000 feathers on their bodies?

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Still, you got the pictures. Beautiful!!

I was determined! Thank you! : )

last shot was my favourite one

Thanks! I do like to know what ones are favorites. Thanks for stopping by! : )

Oh!!! My God!!! Swans are well known to give chase at the drop of a hat! Lucky you to get such a great picture before you started your fleeing pace!

I had no idea they had so many feathers, but, they are so beautiful and full of grace. Lovely shot!


I knew geese did that but I had no idea that swans would do the same. LOL! I sure was lucky. Thanks for stooping by @dswigle and for the special tip. Much appreciated. : )

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Very beautiful swan photos! I am glad you were able to move away quickly.. Swans can be mean. Hopefully this one was just looking for food and wasn't just being aggressive! Wise of you not to stick around to find out. You do have some beautiful swan photos! Thanks for sharing them with #featheredfriday!

Thanks for your kind words Melinda. I think I will look at swans from afar now. LOL!

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Swans and Geese can be very aggressive towards people ....

I knew that geese were and I don't know why I thought swans would be different. I won't be doing that again. LOL!

Congratulations on being part of the @dpet photo contest🌸. That is a beautiful swan and thank you for sharing 🧡🦢

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Thanks so much @aloha-creations and thanks for stopping by! : )

lol! Swans are mean? I never heard of a swan chasing someone, you just bring out the best in everyone don't you?

Oh! First of all, I'm sorry to hear that you were chased by the swan. You were very lucky that he didn't hurt you!

The swans are very beautiful. I prefer to see them in the water, too. I agree with you, the feathers are very beautiful. Great capture!

Um! I didn't know before that "swans have over 25,000 feathers on their bodies". Very excellent! Thanks so much for this information. ;)

Hi sis! I am so happy that you learned something from my post. I love it when that happens! : ) Thanks for your kind words. : )

So sorry for the late reply. I have been away from Steemit for a week because I was sick. : (

Oh! I'm so sorry to hear that you were sick for a week. Hope you are fine now.

Thanks for your concern sis! Hugs! Actually, I have been sick for the whole month of August and I am just now beginning to feel better. : )

You're welcome! That's very great news! Take good care of yourself! ;)