There once was an ugly duckling....

by Helen Hooker June. 01, 2011 4512 views

I was intending to stop off for some more landscape photography on my journey home from Cornwall today. However, I arrived in Abbotsbury at lunchtime and decided to stop off at the swannery for lunch and the chance to see the recent arrivals there. I wasn??t disappointed ?? there were lots of very cute, fluffy cygnets and they reminded me of the song about the ugly duckling who grew up to be an elegant, beautiful swan.

All together now…. aaah! Click to enlarge for full cuteness.

One of the proud parents.

I happened to have my camera on the right settings as this Mallard took off and I was able to catch him in flight.

At every wildfowl sanctuary there's always one pheasant trying to muscle in on the action!

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Andrea 6 years, 3 months ago

Superb set!

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Art Bee 6 years, 3 months ago

Great story.....it has such a lovely ending! Your photos tell it beautifully! Oh I almost forgot........Awwwwwwww

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 6 years, 3 months ago

Lovely
The first is my fav

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Neil Rosenberger 6 years, 3 months ago

Have to agree with yellodog on #1, Kinda off the cute chart ! Wonderful set !!

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Mark 6 years, 3 months ago

Certainly a risk of cuteness overdose in the first one :)

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Moira 6 years, 3 months ago

great set I really like the last one.

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Theeyeofhorus 6 years, 3 months ago

nice set again...esp the first!

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Felecia 6 years, 3 months ago

Fantastic set Helen!

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sachiko 6 years, 3 months ago

Very lovely set!!

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 3 months ago

It's a lovely set Helen, and the dela light 1 pays a great tribute in this young !

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Marsha 6 years, 3 months ago

Such a lovely post, Helen.....beautiful captures! #1 really does it for me....the light is amazing!!!

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Tom 6 years, 3 months ago

Ahhhh thats such a cute capture of the little one well done on the captures

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 6 years, 3 months ago

Ahh...the lighting in the first shot really enhances his soft feathers! And our captures in #2 & 5 really accent the markings.

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 6 years, 3 months ago

Excellent set, Helen. How cute the little one is!

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jarvo Laysell 6 years, 3 months ago

That's 11 on the cute scale. Brilliant set.

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Lynda 6 years, 3 months ago

Lovely set

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Carolinesimone 6 years, 3 months ago

faved the first :) ... what is your job Helen?

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
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