I'm still trying to take a picture of a swan that I consider successful. They won't 'pose' for me at all! I thought this was really unusual though. Taken on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal alongside the industrial units at the back of Salts Mill in Saltaire, the foliage and lines of the buildings make this very jazzy reflection.
It is one of last year's cygnets - its brown feathers have almost disappeared. Two of the 2010 brood of seven or eight survived to adulthood and are still hanging around Saltaire. I am happy to report that I saw its parents with two 2011 babies the other day. This year, the Canada geese have reared seven goslings to quite a respectable size, which seems a considerable achievement. There are so many hazards and predators, not least the sizeable local cat population.
I'm entering Weekend Reflections again this week - click the link to see the other entries, hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo.
I've also started to put some more photos of my recent Lake District holiday on my other blog.