swan lake..

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© Heather Mellon
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Photo Info
UploadedMay 13, 2011
TakenMay 11, 2011
Exposure1/320 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm

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Spying on the swans at a local lake.. I walked a bit of a distance to get this shot, which was taken through the willows using manual focus. These are a few of the trumpeter swans who will be nesting here and on other local lakes and sloughs.

Although the trumpeter swan has made a remarkable comeback from virtual extinction due to hunting, they are just barely maintaining their numbers at present. They have been saved from the hunter's gun, with the exception of random killings by what must surely be the most heartless of what humanity has to offer; but also, they are still threatened by agricultural draining and destruction of their breeding habitat.

7 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (13 May 2011):

    I could stay there all day!! Great shot!!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (13 May 2011):

    A good story, Heather. Spring is a time for renewal. This shot does that.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (13 May 2011):

    Meant to add that Tchaikovsky would like your title . . . and your pic!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (13 May 2011):

    Perfect title........

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (15 May 2011):

    Great shot....and interesting story also...You are doing very well I might add with the manual focus.....

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (30 May 2011):


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