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Old Jan 23, 2010, 5:39 PM   #1
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Default Sångsvan - Whooper Swan - Cygnus cygnus (Linné 1758)

From Lake Stensjön

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Gorgeous photo!
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 6:11 PM   #3
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Some pictures. Good light for once this dark winter
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 6:35 PM   #4
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Thanks. There are two lakes with a natural "canal" in between. There is a difference in altitude witch makes water run even when the lakes otherwise are covered with ice

That creates a "waterhole" for various species. A couple of weeks ago, though, when it was around -20 degrees Celsius, it was all frosen
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The last shot really has some nice symmetry with the two swans looking in the same direction and in a similar "pose".

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Difficult birds to shoot without wiping out the highlights.

Well done!!!!

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A youngster (you say?) - no, juvenile
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I had luck with the light this day. I'll settle with these pictures. Last picture - another young one, a bit older. A rebel - going to take over the world. Thanks för watching
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 8:08 PM   #9
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bluenose,

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Thanks for viewing and the comments

Yes, symmetry is a powerful instrument. And yes, highlights are difficult when you use a single exposure - that goes for snow too, of course

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these turned out great Torgney.

I also love the symmetry of the shot with the pair. thats a great photograph!
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