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Old Jan 29, 2009, 2:12 PM   #1
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Took this today in some of the only open water around.



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Old Jan 29, 2009, 7:09 PM   #2
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Having watched swans run off other birds before, I can't help but smile at this shot. Nicely done.

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Old Jan 29, 2009, 9:25 PM   #3
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Nice shot...what's that band signify, I wonder on the Swan's neck.
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Old Jan 29, 2009, 10:25 PM   #4
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The band marks the individual bird as Wisconsin has been introducing Swans back into the wild for quite a few years now. That way they can track them and see how they are doing and where they fly to since they are wild birds.

Here is a group of Swans, I believe the darker ones are this years young ones.



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Nice shootin' Tom. Lovely detail on the Swans feathers. Glad to see you have some unfrozen waters. Has the focus problem been resolved?....cheers...Don
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Old Jan 31, 2009, 3:38 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone, iy was a fun shoot.

Don, now that I am using the FA*80-200 2.8 the focus is right on, so I may be sending th 300mm in for a go over to see if the lens is the issue.

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Thanks everyone, iy was a fun shoot.

Don, now that I am using the FA*80-200 2.8 the focus is right on, so I may be sending th 300mm in for a go over to see if the lens is the issue.

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That's good to hear I guess. Hope they can sort out the calbration for the 300. Is the FA*80-200 a new addition? I teased myself with this lens a while back, but didn't bite. Going to go for the 200 DA*f/2.8 sometime this year instead.....cheers..Don
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Back in my film days, the FA*28-70 and FA*80-200 went to many a wedding with me and now they both work well with my DSLR's.

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Beautiful photos.
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