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Mom did not survive Hurricane Sandy

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D200 + 80-400 VR @ 400mm, ISO 400, 1/200, f5.6, fill flash (SB910 + Better Beamer)

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D200 + 80-400 VR @ 400mm, ISO 400, 1/350, f5.6, fill flash (SB910 + Better Beamer)

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D200 + 80-400 VR @ 240mm, ISO 400, 1/250, f8, fill flash (SB910 + Better Beamer)

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D200 + 80-400 VR @ 400mm, ISO 400, 1/160, f5.6, fill flash (SB910 + Better Beamer)

You may recall my reporting on a family of swans with 9 goslings last year. One of the swans flew into a construction fence just before fall migration. She was left behind when the rest of the family migrated south for the winter. During the winter a loan male swan found her and spent the winter with her. I donít know the fate of the male, he disappeared during the summer yet the two of them produced the young swan in these images. Just before sandy I watched as mom and child practiced flying. Yesterday when I visited Oakland Lake hear in New York City, mom was not around. When I inquired I learned that she did not survive Hurricane Sandy. So now there is another young swan living alone on spring fed Oakland Lake and it will need to figure out how to survive a New York winter of follow somebody south.

Comments and suggestions welcome,

Morris

Ps. these are pre Sandy photos, the post Sandy photos donít have the vivid fall color reflections that I chose to show.



Nov 04, 2012 at 02:55 PM
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Fine images that go along with the story, Morris>
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Nov 04, 2012 at 03:08 PM
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Very nice work Morris, some fine comps and great angles. 1 & 5 are my picks of the set.

Tim



Nov 04, 2012 at 03:40 PM
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Great images of the gracious birds. i always want to shoot them but until now never got to really do it. i ought to make trips just for that purpose.


Nov 04, 2012 at 04:02 PM
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Nicely done Morris. It's the portrait for me ~ Ron


Nov 04, 2012 at 05:46 PM
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The nice colours really set the swan off well. Too bad about the mom. A fine looking set.

Mike.



Nov 04, 2012 at 06:02 PM
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Glad to hear the kids made it


Nov 04, 2012 at 07:06 PM
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Thanks for the story and nice images Morris.


Nov 04, 2012 at 07:11 PM
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great shots Morris.. sorry to hear about the female


Nov 04, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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Beautiful shots Morris , really showing off the swans grace.
Sorry to hear about the mother. I hope the young one makes it through the winter.

Birdie



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Lovely images Morris!


Nov 04, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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Shasoc wrote:
Fine images that go along with the story, Morris>
Socrate


Thank you Socrate,

Morris



Nov 05, 2012 at 01:28 PM
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Tim Kuhn wrote:
Very nice work Morris, some fine comps and great angles. 1 & 5 are my picks of the set.

Tim


Thank you Tim,

I had fun doing these

Morris



Nov 05, 2012 at 01:28 PM
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nugeny wrote:
Great images of the gracious birds. i always want to shoot them but until now never got to really do it. i ought to make trips just for that purpose.


Thank you Bob,

They are a joy to photograph

Morris



Nov 05, 2012 at 01:29 PM
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surfnron wrote:
Nicely done Morris. It's the portrait for me ~ Ron


Thank you Ron,

Morris



Nov 05, 2012 at 01:29 PM
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Candor wrote:
The nice colours really set the swan off well. Too bad about the mom. A fine looking set.

Mike.


Thank you Mike,

I love working the fall colors

Morris



Nov 05, 2012 at 01:30 PM
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Excellent photojournalism Morris!
Douglas



Nov 05, 2012 at 01:30 PM
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Conrad Tan wrote:
Glad to hear the kids made it


Me too Conrad,

Morris



Nov 05, 2012 at 01:30 PM
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KCollett wrote:
Thanks for the story and nice images Morris.


My pleasure Ken,

Thank you,

Morris



Nov 05, 2012 at 01:30 PM
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kmunroe wrote:
great shots Morris.. sorry to hear about the female


At least the cycle of life continues.

Thank you Kenny,

Morris



Nov 05, 2012 at 01:31 PM
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