Last round of swans – at least for this year. I’m still at the moat at the foot of Kronborg Castle. I had to admire the swan couple for a job well done. Young and inexperienced swans lose all their young ones to predators before the ducklings are more than a few days old. But this couple really know what they are doing.
While I was watching these beautiful creatures (who ever said the Ugly Duckling was ugly?) through my lense, two children tried to get close enough to pet them.
They didn’t come to any harm. I think the swan mom must be unsually calm. But don’t ever try to get near swans! They are huge birds, strong enough to brake an arm with their beak andusually aggresive when it comes to defending their young.
As I walked around the moat at Kronborg Castle I came upon this family of swans. So did all the other turists but I managed to find an angle without people. For this shot as well as the next I had to get down on the grass which was hard on my nylons. I don’t know what I was thinking of – wearing a dress with my camera…
Kronborg Castle is the most famous castle in Denmark. It was allegedly the home of Hamlet and certainly one of the most important Renaissance castle in Northern Europe – and I didn’t take a picture of it…
I only had a short time there, I stick my promise to not photograph the obvious, and I didn’t enter the castle.
What you see here is part of the battlement reflecting in the moat. The reflection was only the second thing I noticed. The first thing was the line of downspouts.