Tuesday, December 11, 2012

On the Wing: Canada's and Tundra Swan

With the deer hunters finishing up their last day of hunting Saturday my buddy and I decided to head for the lake for an afternoon of late autumn fishing.  A flock of Canada geese with one lone tundra swan were resting near the shoreline.  Taking a break from fishing I readied the camera with the 100-400mm lens attached and approached until the Canada's took flight.  This shot was made using the 400mm setting, handheld, image stabilization activated.

The lone tundra swan flushed moments after the Canada's had departed.  Again the shot was made at 400mm, handheld.  With the waterfowl very wary and water temp's dropping to near the freezing point it may be nearly time to put the boat away for the winter. 


Ruth Hiebert said...

Great shots.

Eko said...

Hienosti Hanhet ja Joutsenet erämaan lammilla.
Meillä on nyt useiden kuukausien aika - Hanhia ja Joutsenia ei ole mailla ei halmeilla.
Talvisen kylmät Terveiset Suomen Kuusamosta...!

Montanagirl said...

Nice shots! Love that Swan. So graceful, aren't they?

Brian King said...

Beautiful! I really like the swan. It stands out nicely against the background.

Anonymous said...

Great captures!