Curly Brackets August 28, 2010 / paul Swans at Karekare The synchronized swimming of swans is a thing of beauty and elegance. Seen in the wetlands near Karekare Beach. Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo. Birds, Karekare, Reflections Previous post Looking Down Next post Freak of Nature 10 Comments Manang Kim August 28, 2010 at 8:20 am That is one perfect reflection shot. Such a beauty! Weekend Reflection joo August 28, 2010 at 8:40 am It’s simply beautiful – so elegant and peaceful! Tulsa Gentleman August 28, 2010 at 9:40 am Beautiful black swans, perfectly posed. Are these wild or permanent residents? I have never seen a wild swan. Maybe they avoid Oklahoma. paul August 28, 2010 at 10:22 am @Tulsa Gentleman These swans are free to come and go as they please, and are ‘wild’. My bird book says that “Black Swans in New Zealand are moderately sedentary”, so I guess they might not travel too far. Swans flying ‘long distance’ are a rare sight for me, but it has happened. Large numbers of swans – as in thousands of birds – are found at Farewell Spit (top of South Island). Gine August 28, 2010 at 6:12 pm In black, it’s simply perfect ! 'Tsuki August 28, 2010 at 9:32 pm Between those brackets must be all the beauty of this world, that you are so good at catching and sharing… Nice work. Ann August 28, 2010 at 10:12 pm where can you get a better photo than this? I must drop by Western Spring after work to see if the babies are hatched. cieldequimper August 29, 2010 at 3:12 am Perfection in beauty and grace. EG Wow, Canada August 29, 2010 at 7:11 am You captured this photo at a great time! Julie August 29, 2010 at 8:35 am Indeed, immaculate timing. Stunning capture. Like it a lot.