Nesting Swan

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Jane LeBlanc

It does look like a peaceful scene, Debra. Nice composition, and glad you didn't disturb the bird.

Debra Plett

Thank you Jane appreciate the feedback.

Yves Langlois

You realy got the peaceful feeling of the scene Dabra with the life doing its way within. Good compo of the water and reeds. Often think of you about those wild fires you are stuck with in the west.

Debra Plett

On a sunny day these wetland areas can make for beautiful pictures. There was sun behind the smoke which cleared off later in the day. We are okay in Manitoba right now where I live, lots of rain. Thanks for the feedback Yves your comments are always appreciated.

Clifford Dupuis

what a great shot. The composition is amazing.

Debra Plett

Thanks Clifford, it was a bit of a stretch to show off the swan but I had to take a stab at it.

Heather Mellon

You captured this awesome view in excellent composition and detail and on viewing it in the zoom I agree that she certainly looks like a trumpeter swan. The tones reflect the reality of these terrible smoke-filled skies and the impact they must be having on birds and other wildlife. It's a beautiful capture of this memorable encounter Debra.

Debra Plett

I was hoping you would weigh in on what type of swan this is Heather, thanks. I look to you as an expert on swans. Thanks again for the feedback it is always welcome and appreciated.

In a very quiet and peaceful pond I spotted a Swan swimming towards the mound of bullrushes where she lied down on a nest. I am pretty sure this is a trumpeter swan not a tundra. I am unable to see any yellow on the base of the bill. She is definately nesting in the bullrushes. I had trouble editing tis phot as the colour ws really off this day due to all the wild fire smoke blowing in from Northern Saskatchewan wild fires.
Taken By
Debra Plett
Taken On
May 20, 2023
trumpeter swan marsh pond riding mountain national park manitoba land nature outdoors plant reed animal bird water swamp
  • Focal: 600
  • Lens Model: Sony FE 200–600mm F5.6–6.3 G OSS (SEL200600G)
  • Shutter speed: 0.001 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 13

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