Thursday, July 31, 2008

Eye see you

I am getting the eye. And by extension, so are you. Move slowly, I warn you. This Mute Swan at Audubon Park is wary of me. Just wants to be left alone to go back to sleep in the warm sun. She opened her eyes when I got near, but didn't move a bit. Apparently there is some line that you have to cross before she goes into level 2 of wariness. I didn't see the line, but I found out it was there by getting just a little too close. She raised her neck up full length and started squawking her displeasure. Hey, don't feel so smug. She can see you, too, standing behind me. And she ain't happy.

-- steve buser

10 comments:

Kate said...

Your narrative is perfect for this shot. What a wonderful capture! I couldn't quite figure it out on the portal, but the full view is priceless.

Boise Diva said...

I think she "knows" you wouldn't dare get too close.

Abraham Lincoln said...

A beautiful photograph and nice description too.

Kelly said...

Love the post with the photo! It made me smile. I have to admit, I had a hard time figuring out what this photo was at first, but now that I know, I am backing up slowly!

Sandy said...

she's kind of got a scary look..I'll stay way behind you.

Wanda said...

Beautiful shot, and I like the narative story you give us.

Words and pictues...what a delightful combination.

Sharon said...

Another beautiful shot and I just love your story to go with it.

babooshka said...

Superb inage and narrative.

Rosy said...

Wonderful close up shot.

Louis la Vache said...

hehehe
Good play between the words and image!