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Water Standing on a Swan

2010.03.11
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When this swan ducks its head under the water, the water droplets form on the feathers, but do not get the swan wet! Not sure I know how that works!!
35 Comments
Ole365 Very nice shot!
"A swan has a gland at the base of its tail that makes oil. The swan uses its bill to spread this oil over its feathers. The oil waterproofs the feathers."
Ole365 · 2010-03-10: 18:07
SunFlower1990 How beautiful!!! Straight to my favorites.
SunFlower1990 · 2010-03-10: 18:17
????? such an interesting shot, I'd never would have thought to capture that! cool idea!
????? · 2010-03-10: 18:19
????? I guess it's safe to look again.(lol) Really a nice shot Larry!
????? · 2010-03-10: 18:30
lookagain Wow!! Love the drops of water glistening on the swam...what a beautiful image, Larry!! How did you get them to shine like that???
lookagain · 2010-03-10: 19:30
kellybee322 That is simply gorgeous!
kellybee322 · 2010-03-10: 19:36
darfoster Lovely picture, it's great how nature works it's magic!
darfoster · 2010-03-10: 20:10
lynnsgallery2 Very beautiful indeed!!! Great image :))
lynnsgallery2 · 2010-03-10: 20:28
????? it's as if she's got diamonds on her feathers! wow...
????? · 2010-03-11: 00:27
Ryana Beautiful captured!!
Ryana · 2010-03-11: 02:39
mystic1 Wow very cool capture I really like it
mystic1 · 2010-03-11: 03:42
jennye very beautiful!!
jennye · 2010-03-11: 06:19
sachiko Nice shot & very beautiful!
sachiko · 2010-03-11: 07:26
????? very beautiful!!!~
????? · 2010-03-11: 08:01
Lynda Lovely shot
Lynda · 2010-03-11: 08:05
djnana Perfect color and clarity!
djnana · 2010-03-11: 08:31
????? Excellent. I love the way the water droplets sit on the feathers.
????? · 2010-03-11: 10:17
BwannaDon Very nice capture. Great idea on the flash!
BwannaDon · 2010-03-11: 10:31
wildduck Beautiful capture!
wildduck · 2010-03-11: 11:00
trippindelight Lovely shot.I wonder what the swan's reaction to the flash was like.
trippindelight · 2010-03-11: 11:29
MoMac What a lovely sparkly to the swan.
MoMac · 2010-03-11: 13:09
tracyseeger Very serene! And I believe Ole365 is right about the oil.
tracyseeger · 2010-03-11: 13:18
????? droplets of beauty...well done!
????? · 2010-03-11: 16:13
atszabo waterproofing extarordinaire...
atszabo · 2010-03-11: 17:16
DancingDolphin Impressive catch of the beading water!
DancingDolphin · 2010-03-11: 19:06
critterbug Very nice; they're a magnificant bird.
critterbug · 2010-03-11: 19:10
365edgar A most impressive photograph my friend! I'm taking a copy to my favorites.
365edgar · 2010-03-11: 19:54
jtnelso These swans were camera hogs! Some of the most fun I've had taking animal pictures...good capture of the beads of water...
jtnelso · 2010-03-11: 21:47
Jarvo Neat capture Larry. You're right it is amazing how they do that.
Jarvo · 2010-03-12: 19:22
ArtBee Wow! Excellent capture! I love those glistening beads of water. Very nicely done Larry!
ArtBee · 2010-03-13: 08:19
hannamagnusson Great with the sparkling of the drops!
Swans feathers are water-proof :-)
hannamagnusson · 2010-03-15: 03:58
lisaliu Beautiful! Looks jeweled.
lisaliu · 2010-03-25: 10:47
giancaf very nice shoot
giancaf · 2010-03-28: 17:45
tongoctrang Beautiful
tongoctrang · 2010-03-29: 05:31
hazaj =)
hazaj · 2010-04-22: 15:24
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