Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Mrs



I photographed this lovely lady on Friday afternoon on my way home from work. This first shot isn't that great but she's still as beautiful as can be.



For some reason the Mrs. has no Mr.

Where he is, or what happened to him, I don't know, but to me she seems rather lonely without a family. I believe this is the second year she has been alone.






All her preening has paid off. The Mrs. is stunning!


26 comments:

dAwN said...

Great series Sharon.. I love the photo of her with her neck curled around on her back! very cool!

forestal said...

Wonderful shots Sharon.

dan

Laura said...

GORGEOUS! Sharon - give up painting and sell your photography!

Becky said...

She is stunning! Don't swans mate for life? I hope she finds another one soon, I don't want her to be lonely! Loved the pics of Gloucester, MA, they make me want to go there as well. I get car sick as well as sea sick.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

All I can think when I see these photos is tranquility. So lovely.

Carolynn said...

She truly is a beauty and so elegant.

There is a pair of swans living near my home, as well. It's a bit odd because I don't think they're really meant to be in this area. I thought the one was all alone at first and then a few days later I saw his/her mate. I can't tell them apart.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What do us independent women need men around for anyway? LOL!! These are one of the most beautiful birds of the world Sharon and you captured it beautifully.

A New England Life said...

Thank you Dawn and Dan for leaving a comment! It's always appreciated : )

Becky they usually do mate for life so I'm not sure what's going on. Normally there is always a pair on this pond but for some reason she's been alone the past year or so. There have been problems in the past with the male being killed in the nearby powerlines the are on the bridge, and though the town has done what they can to try to prevent it, it's still happened.

Thank you Laura. Maybe one day. At this point there's no way I could make the money I do by selling my photography, but it sure would be nice!

Carolynn, usually the male is larger. This swan isn't very big so I'm assuming it's a female. she had her eye on my the whole time.

She's an independant woman alright Joan, just like you! I'll continue to check on her as I go to and from work. Maybe the male is just hiding.

Sharon

Kerri said...

She certainly is beautiful!!

Abe Lincoln said...

These are quite beautiful pictures. You did very well.

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Cindy said...

She's very beautiful. The photos are great. They look like you added a texture to them.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

I'm with the independant woman comment. She's just come into her own and is comfortable being who she is in her own skin.... I don't think she looks at all lonely, but rather proud of who she is.

Such nice photos of this lady.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Nancy Medina said...

Sharon, these are exquisite. Do you have any idea what an artist you are?
xxooo

Geeta said...

Beautiful!

Ashley said...

What a lovely bird! She is beautiful. You have some great images, and a great blog!

Balisha said...

What a beautiful thing to see on your way to work.
Balisha

dog trot farm said...

She is just lovely, I have a feeling something dire must have happened to her mate.

Jayne said...

She's spectacular!

Genny said...

What beautiful pictures!! I LOVE swans and would love to be close enough to get a photo of them.

The Retired One said...

AWESOME!!
I saw my first swan yesterday in the wild in desolate woods in the middle of a beaver pond...I took photos but she was wayyyyyy on the other side with youngins.
I will post the pics later this week...but they are so far away they aren't nearly as beautiful as these!!!

Beth at Aunties said...

She is beautiful! I think I love New England, other than the cold long winters...

You realld do have a knack for capturing New England's beauty:)

My kids were also glad you posted about Thacher Island! :)

Rhonda said...

Hi Sharon,
Your photographs are stunning; love that camera. I've never been to New England, but have longed to visit. Maybe one day!

I'm loving your Lily too; what a cutie!

A New England Life said...

There are no layers on any of my photos, though I would like to try it sometime! Basically I crop, sharpen, and adjust the color a bit. That's it.

Glad you all enjoyed the Mrs. I stopped by yesterday on my way home but didn't see her. She likes to roam around in the grasses also so I suspect that's where she was.

Sharon

Donna said...

What a gorgeous swan.

Kathleen Valentine said...

Those are STUNNING!!!!!

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