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Water Standing on a Swan

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!!

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    • # Artbee

      Wow! Excellent capture! I love those glistening beads of water. Very nicely done Larry!

      2010.03.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # John Nelson

      These swans were camera hogs! Some of the most fun I've had taking animal pictures...good capture of the beads of water...

      2010.03.12 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Tripp

      Lovely shot.I wonder what the swan's reaction to the flash was like.

      2010.03.11 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      Wow!! Love the drops of water glistening on the swam...what a beautiful image, Larry!! How did you get them to shine like that???

      2010.03.11 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ole Kristian Valle

      Very nice shot!
      [i]"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."[/i]

      2010.03.10 Edited Reply Cancel

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