Tundra Swans

By: danitacahill

Jul 13 2012

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Category: Agriculture, Animals, Birds, Farm, Landscape Photography, Nature, Nature Photography, Photography, Rural Photography, Wildlife, Winter

2 Comments

Aperture:f/5
Focal Length:168mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/400 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Tundra swans swarm the grass seed fields of the Central Linn County area in the winter months. Their grazing is hard on the fields and I’m sure the farmers are not nearly as charmed with them as I am. But they are beautiful birds.

Although I took this photo last winter, it was taken just south of Halsey, Oregon. Since my family and I were in Halsey today, it seemed an appropriate photo to post.

When I took this shot, I felt fortunate that the swans – which migrate through the area – were close enough to the road like this so I could get a decent shot. Most often they land and hang out in the center of big fields instead of so near a roadway.

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.

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2 comments on “Tundra Swans”

  1. I very nice picture. I like the soft light – it emphasizes the abundance of white swans. The limited depth of field is also an important graphical element of the picture. Quite amazing to see so many swans in one place.


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