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Black Swan

Posted in Animals, Places by tokyobling on December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas everyone! I am having a quiet Christmas, perhaps it is time to post something un-christmassy. Here is a beautiful black swan (Cygnus atratus) that I met in Nagoya late last month. In Japanese they are called kokuchou (黒鳥). Lately I have become a little of a bird fanatic. The photo is in original huge size, in case you want something new for your desktop.

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  1. andy1076 said, on December 25, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Merry Christmas!! thank you for sharing! 🙂

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    • tokyobling said, on December 26, 2011 at 12:21 am

      Good morning Andy and thank you for the kind comments, always! (^-^)/

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  2. Timi said, on December 25, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Merry Christmas! Thanks for the pretty black swan,and eat chocolate! 😀

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    • tokyobling said, on December 26, 2011 at 12:22 am

      Thank you Timi! I did have two small pieces of chocolate! (^-^)/

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  3. ekhaugli said, on December 25, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Merry Christmas! What a beautiful photograph! Thanks for sharing!

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    • tokyobling said, on December 26, 2011 at 12:24 am

      Thank yuo Ekhaugli! And keep fighting that “mørketid”!

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  4. Val said, on December 25, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Lovely swan! However you’re celebrating – have a happy Christmas and new year!

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    • tokyobling said, on December 26, 2011 at 12:25 am

      Thanks Val! I had a quiet Christmas, just me and my bed… very relaxing!

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  5. kaori said, on December 25, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Wow, what a fantastic photo of a absolutely gorgeous bird! I can imagine it being depicted beautifully in Japanese art. A very Merry Christmas to you!

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    • tokyobling said, on December 26, 2011 at 12:29 am

      Thank you Kaori! I hope you had a good Christmas and a great new year too!

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  6. Emma Reese said, on December 25, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    God Jul till dig också! Thank you for the pretty bird. Actually I’ve never seen a black swan (except in a ballet!)
    Thank you for sharing your stupendous photos and telling the world what a beautiful and great country Japan is (and re-introducing it to me! ^^)

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    • tokyobling said, on December 26, 2011 at 12:29 am

      It is easy to praise Japan! (^-^;) Thank you for your kind comment and support!

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  7. kes said, on December 25, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Ah… havent been active on this site for a while now. – I’ve miss your pictures and writings 🙂

    I love this bird. Black swan is so underrated.
    Not many people (I know 🙂 ) like this bird. I think its color is beatiful.

    Merry xmas to every toykobling readers 🙂

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    • tokyobling said, on December 26, 2011 at 12:30 am

      Thank you Kes and welcome back! We’ve missed you! It sure is a beautiful bird! I wonder if it can mate with regular swans?

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      • kes said, on December 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm

        I’ve miss your blogs too.

        Mate and become grey swans? … maybe its not a bad result 🙂

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        • tokyobling said, on December 28, 2011 at 12:40 am

          Grey swans, wasn’t there a poem about that? (^-^)

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  8. rommel said, on December 26, 2011 at 8:17 am

    This oughta be one of your most precious captures.

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  9. D... said, on December 30, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Merry belated Christmas!!! I had a quiet Christmas too. I liked it though, minimal stress.

    Can you think something is pretty, but be a little spooked by it. I think it’s the red eyes and the jet black feathers. While the contrast and coloring is stunning, there is something a little frightening about it.

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    • tokyobling said, on January 5, 2012 at 1:46 am

      Thank you D, and a belated Happy Holidays from me too! I have been super busy since the start of December… I’m hoping things slow down a little come May. (^-^;)

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      • D... said, on January 5, 2012 at 2:28 am

        So far this year has been busy for me also. I probably won’t have too much down time till May also, new project and all those good things.

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