Swan Photo Special

The early signs of spring have slipped away into cool mists, with the sun failing to put in any sort of appearance at all today. But it was dry, and over at Seven Sisters the swans were making up for the poor weather. Of particular interest is the two-bodied swan, one I've not seen before 😉

(OK, it's two swans side by side… but it made me look. You can just about see both heads here.)

Not to be outdone by the synchronized pair, a juvenile tried to disappear entirely.

Those were fun, but the real shots came at the end of the day.


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Camera note: all shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.

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8 Comments

  1. derWandersmann April 17, 2013 at 4:04 am #

    I reckon they finally figured Lohengrin wasn't going to show up, today …

  2. avo999 April 17, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    Great pix, seeing flying swans is a rare sight for me (beside the two bodied ^^). About the poor weather i feel with you.

  3. Wulpen April 17, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    Lovely shots

  4. Words April 20, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    Andreas, thanks. I very rarely see them flying so this was a really good opportunity for me to get some photos.

  5. Words April 20, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    dW, they need to know that patience is a virtue, but then I guess being a swan is virtue enough.

  6. Words April 20, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    Erwin, thanks!

  7. SittingFox April 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Always great to see swans in flight.

  8. Words April 24, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    Adele, they are amazing in the air. It's not something I've seen too many times.