Saturday, June 28, 2008

Camera Critter Sunday No. 12

I have had relatives from back east visiting most of the week, and since they don't know this area, I've been acting as their tour guide.

It's been fun, and we have gone to a lot of places I have wanted to go for a long time. One of those places is one I actually got two several times a year...it's the major river which runs through central Oregon, the Deschutes River.

During a visit there June 26 (Yes...I remember the significance of the date), I came across something I had never seen on the river before and something I figure would make a great Camera Critter Meme subject.

It was a Mute Swan. I snapped this photo of the bird, then tried to tempt it in closer with a glucose tablet. When that didn't work, I flashed a $5 bill at it...which still didn't tempt it in closer. So I left the area. But I did get a good photo...I think.

18 comments:

Christy said...

Very nice image. Very funny tempting it with a five dollar bill. Love the reflection.

Tammy said...

ROFL....you're hilarious!!! It is a beautiful photo even if she didn't go for the $5. :o)

Texas Travelers said...

$5 is not enough. the swan can't get far on a fiver with the price of corn the way it is. ;o)

Nice photo.

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Troy

lapa37 said...

Beautiful photo

Misty Dawn said...

Gorgeous photo Bear! Hmmmm, I'd consider swimming closer for a five spot ;-)

What's the significance of June 26? I forget hehehehe

ratmammy said...

very beautiful!

Me & my puppies said...

yes, you did get a beautiful photo

fishing guy said...

Ash: What a cheapskate, you should of tried a $20. LOL
Very nice photo for CC.

Kahshe Cottager said...

It is so graceful looking .. and perhaps a little vain also as it seems to be admiring its reflection in the water!

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Carletta said...

Beautiful swan, and a wonderful reflection!

Corey~living and loving said...

yes....a really nice image. Sorry it didn't fall for the money. LOL
happy CC!

Indrani said...

It was too close to shore to get its reflection I guess. Beautiful shot.

Rayne said...

'Nilla Wafers. Next time try 'Nilla Wafers. Works every time. Money only works on squirrels.
Beautiful photo.

Gretchen said...

Very pretty!

i beati said...

regal adn just plain gorgeous

B. Roan said...

I think you're right.

Raven said...

Beautiful shot. I like the reflection and the shadow of the neck.

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Gorgeous!

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