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You may recall my posting images of a swan family with 9 signets. I watched them grow and they were incredibly well behaved. All 9 made it to be teenagers and in early autumn one of the signets flew into a construction fence and injured its wing. About a month later the family headed south leaving the injured signet behind. I wrote that I expected it had a decent chance of surviving the winter as Oakland Lake never freezes all the way over as itís spring fed with 55f water. I was at Oakland Lake on Saturday and found this surprise:








D200 + 80-400 VR @ 175mm, ISO 800, 1/100, f 8, fill flash (SB800 + Better Beamer)

Itís got a mate! Now Iím 100% positive they will make it and Iím looking forward to the spring. Some close-up images:







D200 + 80-400 VR @ 280mm, ISO 800, 1/80, f 8, fill flash (SB800 + Better Beamer)

-3







D200 + 80-400 VR @ 280mm, ISO 800, 1/80, f 8, fill flash (SB800 + Better Beamer)

-4







D200 + 80-400 VR @ 280mm, ISO 800, 1/80, f 8, fill flash (SB800 + Better Beamer)

-5







D200 + 80-400 VR @ 280mm, ISO 800, 1/80, f 8, fill flash (SB800 + Better Beamer)

All the photos are taken on a cloudy day just before sunset.

Comments and sugestions welcome,

Morris


Edited on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:51 PM · View previous versions



Jan 25, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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p.1 #2 · Signet update


Good portraits, Morris.

Gosling=young goose
Cygnet=young swan






Jan 25, 2012 at 11:46 PM
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p.1 #3 · Signet update


What a happy ending! Youngin' gets left by its family, grows up and becomes king of the pond...only in America! And you get to be the royal photographer...perfect!
Eric



Jan 26, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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p.1 #4 · Signet update


These are all very nice Morris ~ Ron


Jan 26, 2012 at 12:47 AM
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p.1 #5 · Signet update


Great story and some very fine portraits to go along with it! Well done Morris

Tim



Jan 26, 2012 at 01:54 AM
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p.1 #6 · Signet update


Very Cool Morris! Loving number 5!
Larry



Jan 26, 2012 at 03:07 AM
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p.1 #7 · Signet update


3 and 5 for me


Jan 26, 2012 at 04:15 AM
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p.1 #8 · Signet update


Love a story with a happy ending !! How wonderful that you get to witness and document.

Wonderful shots, Morris.

Birdie



Jan 26, 2012 at 04:47 AM
 

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p.1 #9 · Signet update


Conrad Tan wrote:
3 and 5 for me



Me too



Jan 26, 2012 at 06:00 AM
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p.1 #10 · Signet update


Lovely shot Morris. Great color and detail.

Vince



Jan 26, 2012 at 06:04 AM
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p.1 #11 · Signet update


very nice Morris .. i enjoyed them all


Jan 26, 2012 at 07:21 AM
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p.1 #12 · Signet update


I remember your previous post Morris and its good to hear that the swan is doing well.
Very nice pics and good news too!
Martin



Jan 26, 2012 at 08:04 AM
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p.1 #13 · Signet update


Nice set of portraits Morris. Put me down for #3 & #5 too.

Mike



Jan 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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p.1 #14 · Signet update


Very nice! I like them all, but will also pick #3 & #5.


Jan 26, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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p.1 #15 · Signet update


Nice close-ups Morris. #2 for me

George



Jan 26, 2012 at 01:56 PM
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p.1 #16 · Signet update


The story is as pleasant as the Images, Morris. Very nice portrait shots. I like how the use of the flash brought the water droplets out
Socrate



Jan 26, 2012 at 06:52 PM





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