The kid is all right
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morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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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 @ 250mm, ISO 400, 1/320, f5.6, fill flash (SB910 + Better Beamer)

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D200 + 80-400 VR @ 400mm, ISO 400, 1/320, f5.6, fill flash (SB910 + Better Beamer)

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D200 + 80-400 VR @ 400mm, ISO 400, 1/60, f20, 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.


Shasoc
Registered: Aug 24, 2005
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Fine images that go along with the story, Morris>
Socrate



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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Very nice work Morris, some fine comps and great angles. 1 & 5 are my picks of the set.

Tim



nugeny
Registered: Jan 22, 2004
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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.



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Nicely done Morris. It's the portrait for me ~ Ron



Candor
Registered: Feb 17, 2011
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The nice colours really set the swan off well. Too bad about the mom. A fine looking set.

Mike.



Conrad Tan
Registered: Dec 08, 2007
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Glad to hear the kids made it



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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Thanks for the story and nice images Morris.



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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great shots Morris.. sorry to hear about the female



birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
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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



Ted ellis
Registered: Aug 08, 2007
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Lovely images Morris!



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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Shasoc wrote:
Fine images that go along with the story, Morris>
Socrate


Thank you Socrate,

Morris



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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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



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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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



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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surfnron wrote:
Nicely done Morris. It's the portrait for me ~ Ron


Thank you Ron,

Morris



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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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



douter
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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Excellent photojournalism Morris!
Douglas



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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Conrad Tan wrote:
Glad to hear the kids made it


Me too Conrad,

Morris



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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KCollett wrote:
Thanks for the story and nice images Morris.


My pleasure Ken,

Thank you,

Morris



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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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



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