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Blue Fire Donating Member (588 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:38 PM
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Late winter (early spring??) swans
I captured these beautiful birds in open water near Shoreham. Aren't they regal?





You can see the result of blowing snow on the lens in the above image.







Like my earlier 'Goose on Ice' post, I wish I had popped this guy with a bit of fill flash to add a catchlight in his eye. Again, some smudging from blowing snow.
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:27 PM
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1. Those are trumpeter swans and they are very nicely
photographed. You did a great job handling the exposure with all that white. Great shots. I'm envious.
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Blue Fire Donating Member (588 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:25 AM
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2. Thanks, Maestro!
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 07:11 PM
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3. Beautiful!
They don't look at all cold!
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:07 PM
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4. I love it when the swans come back...
Maybe these are on their way to Alaska -- they usually arrive up here late April, early May, but we seem to be having such an early spring we may seem them sooner. I actually saw some ducks flying overhead in Fairbanks yesterday morning, but maybe they had wintered over. It's really unusual to see them so early.
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