A Family Outing

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Debra Plett

Awe, what a heart-warming capture Heather. Great composition, nice that you were able to get them all in the frame. I am glad that you were able to savour your time with them. The family looks very relaxed with you there.

Heather Mellon

Thank you Debra. It was tricky getting everyone in the shot for sure, they move pretty fast in the water. I think the swans are used to a certain amount of human activity at the dock and it was really nice to be able to share those moments with a few other bird watchers that day too. I think we were all pretty awestruck :)

Clifford Dupuis

nicely captured. They look awesome and one of the parents looks so proud. Great composition well done Heather

Heather Mellon

Thank you Clifford. I wasn't expecting to even see the swans let alone a brood like this so it was an awesome sight to see. They're just the cutest little creatures and it was obvious that the parents were very proud of them :)

I arrived at the lake to see the trumpeter swans taking a swim around the dock with their six new cygnets in tow. What a treat it was to be able to get such a good view of them and savor the moments they shared with us before heading back to the nest.
Taken By
Heather Mellon
Taken On
June 24, 2023
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  • Focal: 150
  • Shutter speed: 0.002 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 8

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