the gathering

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© Heather Mellon
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UploadedApril 28, 2012
TakenApril 27, 2012
Exposure1/500 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm

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A group of trumpeter swans have gathered in this field to feed near one of the lakes they will be nesting on. It was a very windy afternoon and the landings weren't easy..

Thank you very much for the nomination Richard !

10 responses

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (28 Apr 2012):

    Heather, I have come to realize that you are living beneath the world's great migratory paths!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (28 Apr 2012):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (28 Apr 2012):

    Thank you for your favs and comments! .. and yes Richard, indeed we are in the middle of the migratory path for many birds.. but the trumpeter swans do nest on local lakes. Just a footnote: when the trumpeter swan population sunk to about 100 it wasn't until this area was opened up for settlement that they discovered this is where they had found refuge, and they are still coming here but have also expanded their nesting areas with the increased numbers, now in the thousands..

  • Syble Brabham

    Syble Brabham said (28 Apr 2012):

    awesome shot..

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (29 Apr 2012):

    Your street address must be paradise! Beautiful!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (29 Apr 2012):

    Thank you for the follow-up! (You see, I did check back!)

  • Ken O'Brien

    Ken O'Brien gave props (30 Apr 2012):

    Wonderful timing.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (30 Apr 2012):

    Great timing- I see them in YOUR lake in MY curio !!! Great title.. Its still better to see them in person though.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 May 2012):

    You are really so expert at doing these...Love how you captured the one flying over the others..

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (1 May 2012):

    Such beautiful birds and an excellent capture!!!

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