And we have lift-off...

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Comments (12)

Marbiz on April 28, 2009

Great series of ""take-offs"" Bits. From the Google map they seem to be in a smaller waterhole than Horn Pond? Those babies have grown quite a bit too.

Bits-n-Pieces on April 28, 2009

Thanks marbiz! - The swan was chasing off a pair of geese in it's territory, and this whole series took about 20 seconds. It was pretty interesting to watch - Swans do NOT like geese, that's for sure. This is a smaller swampier water pond that connects to the main pond, and a different pair from last year's. (There are 4 nests, and last year's mom is the swan on the nest on the row below these shots.)

M Teixeira on April 28, 2009

Very nice serial. These is the one I prefer. And thank you for the explanation. Greetings, Miguel

© Sonny☼Funny on April 28, 2009

Die sind SUPER!!!

Bits-n-Pieces on April 28, 2009

Thanks Miguel and Danke Sonny ! I've been trying to get a shot like this for about a year, so I was happy!!!

diannemcd on April 28, 2009

What a photo, that wonderful stretched long graceful neck, and wings outstretched. Brilliant. Dianne

whoelius on April 28, 2009

What a moment!

diannemcd on April 29, 2009

I dont agree with Guy this time I like this one the best...D

Bits-n-Pieces on April 29, 2009

Thanks whoelius and Dianne! They sure are biiiiig birds!

Inspector H snaps on May 4, 2009

Great catch. I wrote gooooooooooo kamaly on a pic (your serve to a mealy mouth spammer) and Guy said it took a while for him to figure out it meant go. I wonder if he will work out biiiig!!! Greetings. We all look forward to the spring offerings from Horn Pond. H

José Mª Alvarez Soli… on May 15, 2009

Congratulations, and a really beautiful and each one a little gem.

An affectionate greeting from Vigo, Spain. José Mª

Bits-n-Pieces on May 16, 2009

LOLOL Helen - He's never responded, so I'm not sure if Guy ever did figure out what 'Biiiiig' meant!

And Thanks very much for your nice comment lazariparcero - Cheers to Spain :)

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