Sometimes things just work out. I was heading home after a long walk at Circle B Bar Reserve and decided to stop by Lake Morton near downtown Lakeland for a quick walk around the small lake. I was hoping to find some baby wood duck families since there have been a lot of wood duck couples hanging around the lake. I got even luckier. This was the first time I’ve seen baby swans that young swimming with the parents. The little twins were very curious pecking at everything but they stayed close to the parents. I sat down on the grass and took a ton of pictures. All of these were taken in late April with my 300mm lens and were extremely cropped.
Beautiful shots, strange how such ungainly little ones turn into such graceful adults.
As a child I had an audiotape of “The Ugly Duckling” who turned into a stunning swan, and I still remember how it moved me.
Wonderful wonderful pictures.