Sunrise Swans

I hope everyone has had a great holiday season! I backed away from the blog for a short while, to visit friends and family over the Christmas break. I had a wonderful time and am really looking forward to the New Year!

In today’s post, I’m featuring a couple of sunrise images I captured of Trumpeter Swans in flight at the Loess Bluffs NWR (formerly, Squaw Creek NWR) in northwest Missouri. The swans are truly a thing of beauty, particularly when you can capture them in the golden light of sunrise:

Trumpeter Swans in flight at sunrise

Trumpeter Swans in flight at sunrise

Coming up … a few more species I photographed at the refuge during that November photography trip.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 250 (image #1) and ISO 200 (image #2)
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/500 sec. (image #1) and 1/6400 sec. (image #2)



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