Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

August 28, 2010

Curly Brackets

Filed under: Birds,Karekare,Reflections — paul @ 7:01 am
Swans at Karekare

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.


  1. That is one perfect reflection shot. Such a beauty!
    Weekend Reflection

    Comment by Manang Kim — August 28, 2010 @ 8:20 am

  2. It’s simply beautiful – so elegant and peaceful!

    Comment by joo — August 28, 2010 @ 8:40 am

  3. Beautiful black swans, perfectly posed. Are these wild or permanent residents? I have never seen a wild swan. Maybe they avoid Oklahoma.

    Comment by Tulsa Gentleman — August 28, 2010 @ 9:40 am

  4. @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).

    Comment by paul — August 28, 2010 @ 10:22 am

  5. In black, it’s simply perfect !

    Comment by Gine — August 28, 2010 @ 6:12 pm

  6. Between those brackets must be all the beauty of this world, that you are so good at catching and sharing… Nice work.

    Comment by 'Tsuki — August 28, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

  7. where can you get a better photo than this?

    I must drop by Western Spring after work to see if the babies are hatched.

    Comment by Ann — August 28, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

  8. Perfection in beauty and grace.

    Comment by cieldequimper — August 29, 2010 @ 3:12 am

  9. You captured this photo at a great time!

    Comment by EG Wow, Canada — August 29, 2010 @ 7:11 am

  10. Indeed, immaculate timing. Stunning capture. Like it a lot.

    Comment by Julie — August 29, 2010 @ 8:35 am

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