Monday, May 23, 2011

I prefer my kind of shooting!

I watched the news with a heavy heart tonight. Having lived in Tauranga for 20 years prior to moving to Auckland, I had no idea that swans were legally shot there for sport once a year.
You can view the TV story here, but be warned, swans fall heavily from the sky...
I am sure the hunters have their reasons, but after 'shooting' these serene and elegant creatures myself yesterday, I must admit I got a little teary eyed...
To prove my point, here are another couple of 'shots' of the non fatal kind that I took yesterday...

I know, I know, somewhat two-faced in light of my disparaging comments about the ducks in my neighbourhood. But swans are so much more appealing! 


  1. Lynn, I refused to watch that report. Didn't look nice at all. Booo. More beautiful shots. I'm an awe as usual :D
    Kate Clarke :)

  2. I just love the water with the reflections - I want to paint it!! Lyn Garrett

  3. Gorgeous - you are clever !