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Good thing they have those long necks!! Where's Mallassagne?
Martin from North Staffordshire: In the Pilat regional park a mountainous area overlooking the Rhone valley between Vienne and Saint Etienne France. The photo is from home.
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Apr 2015, 06:15
I think it must be a competition, Martin!
Martin from North Staffordshire: Hoping to get rid of the grey feathers and become snow white like the mature adults
A beautiful ballet Martin!
Martin from North Staffordshire: All just foe me
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Apr 2015, 07:00
It's quite natural for them. Well seen!
Martin from North Staffordshire: useful as they have quite some plumage to preen
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Apr 2015, 07:13
You have caught them in a Group act of Extreme Abluting, Martin...excellent catch
Martin from North Staffordshire: They say - Cleanliness is next to Godliness
They have very flexible neckbones...
Martin from North Staffordshire: Unbelievably so
So true, Martin. I guess they have those long necks for a reason! smile
Martin from North Staffordshire: Makes them formidable when in attack mode. We had one with 'attitude' on the Canal in Stone, it was called psycho because of it's aggressive and unpredictable behaviour.
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Apr 2015, 10:06
What amazing balance they have, Martin.
Martin from North Staffordshire: Very much like member of the corps de ballet
Timely capture, Martin. Well done!
Martin from North Staffordshire: I had to wait a while till they all synchronised movement
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Apr 2015, 13:25
Oh, cleaning for Sunday - another funny scene- I have just come from Janet's blog!
Martin from North Staffordshire: They seem to be quite fastidious about their appearance
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Apr 2015, 13:26
Well, they can - can't they? Now, all together, let's make a great picture ...
Martin from North Staffordshire: re enactment of 'Swan Lake' perhaps
Yes a serious business this grooming lark
Martin from North Staffordshire: Both Boys and Girls these days!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Apr 2015, 17:11
Hhaah! Yes, I can barely stand on one leg never mind getting my head down low. A fine catch of swans doing important things.
Martin from North Staffordshire: They are able to do quite amazing things
Indeed they are in this image.
Martin from North Staffordshire: acting for the camera
there's nothing like clean swans Martin... good timing....petersmile
Martin from North Staffordshire: They seem to spend a lot of time achieving this objective Peter
appropriate title. great shot, Martin.
Martin from North Staffordshire: Thanks Ayush, they put on quite a display for me
aha.. I love it Martin!

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camera NIKON D7100
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/640s
aperture f/8.0
sensitivity ISO160
focal length 112.0mm
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