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Mute Swan Portrait

©Delores J. Knowles 2008 -- Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) Native to Europe and Asia, they were first introduced into North America as a decorative waterfowl for parks and zoos. By the early 1900’s, a number had escaped into the wild and Mute Swans can now be found from New England south to Florida. Although their name is “Mute” Swan, they are not mute, but their calls are quiet and do not carry very far. Despite their beauty and graceful appeal, they are a very aggressive bird. Photographed in Polk County, Florida.

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BILL NAGY 28 Jan 2008

A beautiful portrait, Delores. All of your exotic bird photos are great. BILL NAGY

Artist Reply: Thanks so much for the kind comment on my Mute Swan image.

Betty Fletcher 28 Jan 2008

How do you do that? Absolutely spectacular! Betty

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comments about my Mute Swan and my Two Ducks and a Swan's Tail images.

Michael Manning 27 Jan 2008

Great clairty and detail!

Sigridur Bachmann 24 Jan 2008

Excellent photograph clear and strong colors and very well compoced !!!

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comment on my Mute Swan image.

Jessica Courtley-Rose 24 Jan 2008

AMAZING~! The colors are striking!

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comment on my Mute Swan image.