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Old Jan 15, 2009, 9:18 PM   #1
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a flock of trumpeter swans has been hanging around the park near my house for the past couple of weeks, and today i finally got a chance to go down and try to get some photos. the swans were about a hundred yards away - too far for really good pics - but i couldn't pass up a few shots. trumpeters are not common here, and i've never seen them at this park... 40D, 400mm, 1/800-1/1600 @ f/5.6. the last one has a cooler cast because the sun, which had almost been breaking through the overcast, disappeared again when i took that shot...





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Very cool find there Rocky. I've only ever seen one of these once in our area, and that was at the golf course. Great shots with that distance to cover....cheers...Don
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Very cool find there Rocky. I've only ever seen one of these once in our area, and that was at the golf course. Great shots with that distance to cover....cheers...Don
Nice to see. The recovery of these birds from near extinction is one of the great successes of wildlife conservation in the last (20th) Century.
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a flock of trumpeter swans has been hanging around the park near my house for the past couple of weeks, and today i finally got a chance to go down and try to get some photos. the swans were about a hundred yards away - too far for really good pics - but i couldn't pass up a few shots. trumpeters are not common here, and i've never seen them at this park... 40D, 400mm, 1/800-1/1600 @ f/5.6. the last one has a cooler cast because the sun, which had almost been breaking through the overcast, disappeared again when i took that shot...
Picture 2. Such elegans, such a composition

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