Trumpeter Swan Cygnets

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Comments


Clifford Dupuis

Beautiful Shot Heather! The lighting and attention to detail including the drops from the beak are spot on,

Heather Mellon

Thank you so much Clifford. I was very happy to get this one shot with all the cygnets in it and the mother swan in such a nice pose. Everything I was hoping for came together in this shot :)

Debra Plett

Stunning capture Heather. From the shimmering water to the droplets of water coming off the beak. I love how you darkened the background and the swans beak ever so nicely floats above the background. Nice composition that would have been tough getting the cygnets all in close enough. I am sure this will be a very beautiful print.

Heather Mellon

Thank you very much Debra. One of the cygnets was a bit of a wanderer but it was well worth the wait to get this shot and it was the only one I got before he was off again. I just have the fondest memories of this family so hopefully the photo will turn out okay when I take it in to be printed..

Heather Mellon

Thank you so much Yves. I agree, the colours of the water reflections were amazing and provided a nice balance to the dock in the background which I darkened to remove the distractions on it. I wanted the swan and cygnets to be the feature in this image so it can be printed..

Yves Langlois

It will be a very beautyful printout.

Yves Langlois

Great shot Heather. So cute are the little signets. The mother is well detailed and the water reflection is just gorgeous. The black background realy enhence the family.

Yves Langlois

Great shot Heather. So cute are the little signets. The mother is well detailed and the water reflection is just gorgeous. The black background realy enhence the family.

Description
One of the rare photos in which I was able to get all six cygnets in the same frame. They were watching the other adult swan approach before heading across the lake. As far as I know four cygnets eventually migrated south with their parents. Unfortunately one died during a severe storm and another was taken by a coyote.
Taken By
Heather Mellon
Taken On
January 25, 2024
Tagged
trumpeter swan cygnets with adult on crystal lake animal bird water beak neck organism waterfowl ducks,_geese_and_swans liquid feather
  • Focal: 350
  • Shutter speed: 0.002 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 8

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