Cygnet in the Rain

A few weekends ago I headed out for breakfast with my partner and my friend.

After eating we went to Centennial Park for a short period of time.
It was raining and it felt relaxing to be in the park as there was low amounts of both foot and vehicular traffic.

One of the ponds was overflowing which made it easy to get photos of some of the birds such as the ones below.

I feel I was quite fortunate in being able to get as close to the cygnet as I did. I don’t know as to how much of a risk it was, but I didn’t move closer than I thought was safe and I wasn’t approached too closely by the parents, so I think I was pretty safe.

This is my submission into the one hundred-and-ninetieth Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

The theme for this one is “Close and Closer“.

The host of the Lens-Artists challenges cycles weekly between the following people:

Week 1 – Patti

Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya

Week 3 – Amy

Week 4 – Tina

This year three people are joining the Lens-Artists team:

John Steiner of Journeys with Johnbo

Sofia Alves of  Photographias

Anne Sandler of Slow Shutter Speed

As such the above hosting order is likely to change.

This one is curated by Patti. The next one is curated by Leya.

I recommend participating in the challenges. They’re enjoyable and allow room for interpretation of the theme without straying too far. If you don’t participate, then I recommend that you at least check out what others of the Lens-Artists community are submitting.

I hope you enjoy.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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5 Responses to Cygnet in the Rain

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Very sweet SH – love that the raindrops enhance the images.

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  2. JohnRH says:

    Great photos! I like ’em!

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    • JohnRH says:

      Also, I just thought of a possible pun or double entendre!
      “I’m Cygnet in the rain
      Just Cygnet in the rain
      What a glorious feeling
      I’m happy again.”
      —from the song and movie Singin’ In The Rain by Gene Kelly
      Oh well, never mind. 🤪

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  3. pattimoed says:

    I noticed the raindrops too. They add to the mood. I love that downy fur on the little guy. Wonderful for the challenge, SH. And thanks for sharing the information about the challenges.

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