Trumpeter Swans With Wings in Motion

It’s always a wonderful sight whenever a beautiful Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) leans back and upward, and start’s flapping it’s wings … you really get a sense for the size of the bird when they do this. This activity is common after a bird bathes or preens the bad feathers from his coat. Here are a couple of images of the Trumpeter Swan exercising his wings:

Trumpeter Swan

Trumpeter Swan

Another interesting sight is watching the swans take-off from a body of water. I managed to capture a video of this and will share that as soon as I get it uploaded.  :o)

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF 500mm, f/4 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC (shot at 700mm)
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 1250
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/250 sec.

 

 

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Posted in 2014, Bird Photography, Birds, Blog, Nature Photography, Travel Photography
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