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The Arranged Marriage
18 April 2006 Coleen Perilloux Landry

The Arranged Marriage

Lafreniere Park--Metairie, Louisiana

After Hurricane Katrina only two black males swans were left at Lafreniere Park. In February, two
females swans were acquired to keep the males company. For quite a while they would have nothing to do with one another.
One pair is now nesting on Marsh Island but this pair seems a bit shy or disinterested. That sometimes happens in an "arranged marriage."

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Glendower28-Apr-2006 21:28
Super composition - well done.
papajim22-Apr-2006 13:49
The textures are wonderful., the lighting great, too. Vote
Mindy McNaugher21-Apr-2006 01:07
Stunning shot!
carol j. phipps20-Apr-2006 22:07
Excellent capture and framing Coleen. Thanks for sharing the story, too.
Greg Harp20-Apr-2006 05:34
Beautiful! Excellent shot & terrific commentary. GMV
Linda Willets20-Apr-2006 04:22
such details.. excellent capture
Karen Leaf19-Apr-2006 04:03
So striking. AM really glad to hear that one pairing has succeeded.
The disinterest part usually happens with the male of the species. You decide which species, lol!
JMPhotography19-Apr-2006 01:33
Wow Coleen this is really a nice capture. What beautiful curves and great composition. voted for sure
Lee Rudd18-Apr-2006 21:04
one of them is playing hard to get? gorgeous feather detail
Guest 18-Apr-2006 20:28
Wow, what beautiful swans. Give them time, maybe you'll be able to capture some baby cygnets. Love to see some.
Pic Chick18-Apr-2006 20:27
Love takes time :) Beauty shot.
Al Chesworth18-Apr-2006 19:42
Nice picture Coleen.
The disinterested pair, as usual it will be the female's fault.
Your a fussy lot.
Adrian Reilly18-Apr-2006 19:07
Love the red beaks:-)
JW18-Apr-2006 18:58
Wonderful shot - love the detail in the feathers.
estralita18-Apr-2006 18:42
They are so beautiful! You have captured them perfectly! I have been looking for black swans around here to no avail! I love this picture If I could vote twice, i would GMV
Bob Foisel18-Apr-2006 18:22
Thanks for the nice image
Zak18-Apr-2006 18:06
nice pic of Mr and Mrs Swan!
David Royall18-Apr-2006 17:47
Very nice capture.
J. Scott Coile18-Apr-2006 17:31
Awesome detail Coleen. Sweet love story :)
petesie18-Apr-2006 17:28
I do hope they get to liking each other. A beautiful capture, Coleen, they cooperated with you so nicely.
Bob White18-Apr-2006 17:23
Very nice shot a rare picture indeed I have only ever seen Black Swans once in my life Good Capture well done