B L A C K.... (correction)

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© Maurie A
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UploadedFebruary 16, 2009
TakenDecember 19, 2008
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 50D
Exposure1/50 sec at f/32
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Focal Length170 mm
ISO1600
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Swans...... these are the guys that I posted a photo of several months ago.... they are almost a year old now....
It's been brought to my attention...... I was told wrong ( and with the advice from Eithne) have done more research on my own... these are NOT Trumpeter Swans... they ARE Black Swans... and they will always be black :) So, glad I posted this shot, if for nothing else, for the education :) Duh!!! I WAS wondering why they weren't white yet..... they never will be :)

Thanks Eithne......

18 responses

  • Aubrey's Oma

    Aubrey's Oma (Deleted) gave props (15 Feb 2009):

    Marie these are fabulous!!

  • Klaus Girk

    Klaus Girk (Deleted) gave props (15 Feb 2009):

    What a great capture, love black swans.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (15 Feb 2009):

    WOW!! I've never seen these before! Wonderful shot!!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (15 Feb 2009):

    That is so cool. They are black first and then turn white?! I hope you get some shots of the transition. Nice shot.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (15 Feb 2009):

    WOW!! I never knew they were black at first!! You learn something new everyday!! Thanks!! Fantastic shot!!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (15 Feb 2009):

    beautiful!!!! this is so good Maurie!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (15 Feb 2009):

    MO MO!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING shot!!!!!!!! They are so beautiful!! And you did such a great job!!!

  • Mayette Ignacio

    Mayette Ignacio gave props (16 Feb 2009):

    I remember that photo and I believe I said I will check and wait.. still waiting!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (16 Feb 2009):

    A very impressive portrait, Maurie! No ugly ducklings here!

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (16 Feb 2009):

    Stunning capture! Love it since I never see Swans :)

  • Rusty Katchmer

    Rusty Katchmer gave props (16 Feb 2009):

    I really like the dark color on these swans...White is nice but much more common.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (16 Feb 2009):

    I did not know that swans were black for the first year then turn solid white! How interesting!!! The swans are also very beautiful : )

  • Howard Simpson

    Howard Simpson gave props (17 Feb 2009):

    Very cool.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (17 Feb 2009):

    Think these are just black swans and stay black...The white ones are a muddy off white first? You can keep watch and let us know, whatever they turn into it's a wonderful capture!?

  • Nicole DeVita

    Nicole DeVita gave props (19 Feb 2009):

    Fabulous shot!!

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (20 Feb 2009):

    Awesome shot!!! They are absolutely gorgeous!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (20 Feb 2009):

    Eithne has given us all an education on the Black swans : ) She also identified my black and white duck with the red looking growth on its face. It is common in our area yet I could not find it in my bird book in the duck section! Many thanks to Eithne!!!

  • Maris Cason

    Maris Cason said (24 Feb 2009):

    They are gorgeous. Great shot.

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