Composite Photography Fine Art print, combining my love for street photography, architecture, history, wild life and whimsical magic. 

Swan Family

€35.00 Regular Price
€22.75Sale Price
  • 📍 The Davenport Hotel situated in one of Dublin’s most historical district. Built back in the 17th century, the building’s neo classical columned facade mixes heritage and history.
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    📍Formerly existing as The Merrion Hall, the now Davenport used to be an evangelical centre for the Open Brethren community. Opened in 1863, the anterior prayer hall used to welcome 2,500 to 3,000 worshippers a week. The Brethen continued to utilize the building for meetings until 1988, after which the building remained deserted until it was destroyed by fire in the 1990’s. The fire destroyed everything except the lobby and the facade. Today it’s one of Dublin’s most elegant and luxurious boutique hotel.
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    Life as Swan 👇
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    🦢Young swans can breed when only two years old but most don’t do so until they are four or five. Females, known as pens, tend to be younger than their mates, the cobs.

    🦢A pair, on a territory together for the first time, may have a ‘honeymoon year’, during which they make a nest but produce no eggs. A pen must reach a trigger weight if she is to ovulate.

    🦢If you want monogamy, the saying goes, marry a swan; pairs generally stay together for life. The divorce rate among Irish swans is around 3% per year.
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    🦢When a mate dies, the widow, or widower, seeks another partner.
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    🦢The hatched youngsters remain with their mother on the nest for a day or two. Then she leads them onto the water. Covered in down to protect them from the cold, the babies are able to swim vocalise and feed themselves immediately. The cob soon forms a bond with his family.

    🦢Parents don’t offer food to the baby swans, cygnets, but take them to locations where they learn to fend for themselves. Enough fat is stored in their body cavities to support them for up to a week should the weather prevent them from feeding.

    🦢When danger threatens, a mother will allow the babies climb on her back and shelter under her wings.

  • I gladly accept returns, please contact me within 7 days of delivery and dispatch items back within 30 days of delivery. Items on sale and framed prints can't be returned. Buyers are responsible for return postage costs. If the item is not returned in it's original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.