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He did it again: went water skiing all the way from one end of the Lagoon to the other. And almost at the same time of the day as last week. I wonder if this is a reoccurring, daily event, or if he only does it when I am around with my camera...

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Earth-Hart Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
He's a she, a Pen not a Cob :D Great sequence :clap:
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Thanks, Will :)

But why do you think it's a she? I followed this pair of swans closely for a few months and this guy was considerably bigger than the other one, so I assumed it was the male. Are there other ways to distinguish between the genders?
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Earth-Hart Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It may be the angle, but the black basal knob on its beak looks rather small. On a Cob it's much larger & prominent.

Here's a close-up of a Cob Taking on Grit by EarthHart  And here's a Pen Portrait of a Pen by EarthHart  spot the difference :D
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
That's correct, Will, but in this case there wasn't much difference regarding that knob as you can see here: 

Swan Up Close by KeldBach White Lady by KeldBach

It's the same swan to the left and I used to recognise him by the little black dot at the lower part of his head. Quite an aggressive guy, by the way. The Pen to the right was much friendlier and spent most of her time nesting and later taking care of the Cygnets they got. Apart from that, the difference in size was the best way I could distinguish between the two individuals.
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Earth-Hart Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I've never seen a Cob with a little black knob before :giggle:
All the ones I've seen have large one, some coming over the nasal apertures.
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AetherDreams Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Beautiful series of photos!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Thanks very much. I'm glad you like it :rose:
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Augustmaryethel Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible on your part and on his! You and he are a fine team. Keep 'em coming!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Thanks very much. Yes, he was indeed very cooperative. Hope to get some more shots another time :D
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amoraleite Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
sensacional!!!!!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Thanks very much :)
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KJSummerfield Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Wonderful capture :clap:
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Glad you like it :D
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Heidi-V-Art Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! :clap:
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Thanks, Heidi :)
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:hexentanz::frog::hexentanz::iconfrogmusicplz::hexentanz: Love it :hexentanz::iconfrogmusicplz::hexentanz::frog::hexentanz:
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Glad you do :hug:
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ARTVUK Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FANTASTIC JOB HERE!!!!
Extremely well shot, Really beautiful
Hope you have a nice week!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Thank you so much. Have a nice week too :)
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ClownDomain Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
it's fantastic.:oops:
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Thank you :D
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CharmingPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
lol.. lets hope you are around whenever he does it. amazing shots xxx
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
I hope so too. Glad you like them :)
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no-soap-was-harmed Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
How stoked are You?
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
As stoked as I can get, I suppose. We don't have much wildlife around here, so I gotta get as much out of these gorgeous birds as possible :D
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no-soap-was-harmed Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Nice one Man :)
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Thanks :highfive:
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ForeverCreative Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Very beautiful!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Thank you :)
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