The Silence of the Birds Written by Mike Ross Swans “In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” Robert Lynd 40.040166 -76.262476 Lancaster, PA, USA Related 18 thoughts on “The Silence of the Birds” A beautiful frame, Mike. Serene and well caught. 🙏 LikeLike Reply Thanks Rob, swans are easily fooled and when you throw a pebble in the water they think its food and come right into the shot. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply You whiley ol’ trickster, Mike! I’ll remember that! 😉 LikeLike Reply Its a variation of bait and switch. By the way where did you find what looks like hands in prayer and other emojis? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Ahh, the ‘thank you’ hands? It’s just in my phone’s emojis. 🤷♂️🧐 LikeLike Reply I don’t have a smart phone but there must be some online somewhere, getting tired of the smiley faces. 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Very nice composition and i love the quote 🙂 LikeLike Reply Thanks Vicki, it was so peaceful and quiet there on Swan Lake it just made sense. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Beautiful birds! LikeLike Reply This will be a rough week for them as the ponds freeze solid. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Nice image and love the quotation. Thanks for sharing. LikeLike Reply Thank you V.J. I’ve never seen swans move so slowly in my life so it was just a matter of waiting. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Truth in the quote and beautifully captured swans. LikeLike Reply Thanks Irene, they moved so slow it was as if they had nothing better to do. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Glad they were good models. 😉 LikeLike Reply Like pros! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Lovely composition.. Is a chunk of bread not a good thing to throw in.. 😉 LikeLike Reply Funny you should say that because I had a discussion with a man feeding them right next to the DO NOT FEED BIRDS sign. He gave me a very long lecture and it turned out he was feeding them some kind of special high protein bird food. Not only that but he was trying to track down some kids who shot one with an arrow. Bless us all, everyone… LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.