074 - Mute swan

It felt as if this swan recognized what a camera was, as she paddled towards us while we were out walking the dog in a park in Masterton, NZ. While the dog barked, this Mute swan seemed unfazed as she gave me some photographic options. Some involved a turn of the head or a lift of the plumage. Here is the frame i chose for this blog, where even a slightly awkward leg sitting over the tail does not take away from the elegance of this bird. (click for larger view)