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PostSubject: The return of the swans.   Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:37 am

Last year at the lake, we had a pair of swans and six little cygnets. Love They were so much fun to watch all summer - and some of you may remember how much trouble I had trying to get them to let me take their picture! Well, this year we have another pair of swans. They have two surviving cygnets, and I snapped a few pictures last night when I was biking around the lake:

I couldn't believe how close this swan let me get! I wasn't even using the zoom! It flapped its wings a couple of times as if to remind me that I could look, but not touch. grinsmiley




The second baby is playing Hide and Seek in this picture. He's there, but he's hard to spot!




I love how the little cygnet on the far right has his face tilted in this picture! Laughing






Aren't those beautiful creatures?? I'm hoping to get some better shots at a different time of day when the sun isn't reflecting quite so powerfully on the lake. But these'll do for now. And I hope you didn't get too tired biking around with me. Wink


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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:32 am

Oh wow, those are beautiful pics!
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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:50 am

awesome pictures Savannah!
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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:04 am

Very nice pictures!
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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:21 am

Beautiful pictures, Savannah. I'm surprised you got so close to that one.





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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:53 pm

Beautiful creatures and glad you were able to get such wonderful pics of them!!! Thumbsup



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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:02 pm

Your pics are beautiful, Savannah!!


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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:15 pm

Love Thanks, everyone! Here's one more that I took this evening, then I promise I won't drag you through my photo album any more tonight. grinsmiley

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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:17 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:26 pm

another neat one! I wish I had a pond or lake close to my house, but all I have is a dried up stream Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:16 pm

Thanks, Jacob and Kristina! Wave

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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:38 am

Beautiful pics Savannah! Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:53 am

How beautiful. You take excellent photos.


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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:32 am

They are just absolutely beautiful pictures, Savannah. Thanks for sharing them!


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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:47 am

Love Thank you - the swans are such stunning subjects it would be hard to take a bad picture of them. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:04 am

WOW, Savannah, those are amAzing!! :adore: Ironic that this thread is here....we went to Howell on Saturday to visit friends and walked along a boardwalk at "Mill pond", and saw two swans! You just don't see them like back when we were kids, you know? I remember going up North in Traverse City as a kid and there were tons of them. They are such beautiful creatures! I wish I'd had my camera with me, but I can guarantee my pics wouldn't have turned out this good! Applause That's a really great 'pose' in that last picture especially! Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:29 pm

Amy wrote:
That's a really great 'pose' in that last picture especially! Thumbsup

Thank you!! I was afraid that I had lost that one: My camera batteries died JUST as I took it, and I wasn't sure that it had had enough time to save it to the SD card. I was so thrilled to see it there when I put it on my computer!
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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:36 pm

Savannah wrote:
Amy wrote:
That's a really great 'pose' in that last picture especially! Thumbsup

Thank you!! I was afraid that I had lost that one: My camera batteries died JUST as I took it, and I wasn't sure that it had had enough time to save it to the SD card. I was so thrilled to see it there when I put it on my computer!


Ugh, I hate it when that happens! Glad it took! Thumbsup It looks good enough to frame!


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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:30 pm

I for one never tire of seeing your pictures that you take Thumbsup. I'm sure I'm not alone grinsmiley .





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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:38 pm

Smiley Hug Thank you, Alice.
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PostSubject: Re: The return of the swans.   Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:02 pm

We only have black swans...but they're just as pretty. greenS

Great photos Savannah!


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