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squirl033
01-04-2010, 06:45 PM
a gaggle of swans - a mix of tundra and trumpeters - took up residence at the lake near my house last December. they're pretty rare around here, this was the first time i'd seen them in this part of the country. very stately, graceful birds - except when trying to get airborne! :D 40D, 400mm, various settings...

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/squirl034/IMG_5600smomni.jpg

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/squirl034/IMG_5603smomni.jpg

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/squirl034/IMG_5690sm_filtered.jpg

Rinkdaddy
01-04-2010, 08:01 PM
Very graceful in the air but look clumsy on takeoff. Very nice capture.

AntZ
01-04-2010, 08:44 PM
Fabulous shots. Beautiful birds.

casil403
01-04-2010, 10:13 PM
Very nice!