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whooper swan

whooper swan
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Copyright: Michel Detay (M_Detay) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 160] (832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-20
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-02 2:04
Viewed: 3674
Points: 12
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Cygnus cygnus; whooper swans are the only swans of Iceland.

Picture taken in Lonsfjordur using a 400mm.

The natural whooper swan is a migratory bird. Iceland "whoopers" usually spend the winters on the British Isles. Just like Bewick's or tundra swans (not found on Iceland) from Siberia they will however migrate even more south if winters get to harsh on the British isles and western lowland Europe.

Whooper swans breed all over Iceland where it is possible to make nests near/along lakes and rivers with ample vegetation. As stated most birds migrate to Britain but some birds stay in the southern regions of the Myvatn lake which in part does not freeze due to thermally heated water sources.

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Hi Michel
great capture in fantastic habitat
nice colours and good compo

hi michel
i think it's a wonderful composition with great colors
the picture is a little bit shallow
i think that f/3 was to big for this picture

aleks ;)
best wishes

What a super capture of these whooper swans - I like your POV with the birds peeping over the grasses. Well seen and portrayed.

salut MICHEL
tres jolie cette petite photo, juste un petit truc, moi j' aurai mis un cadre blanc, mais bon chacun ses gouts
bien vu et merci du partage

bonjour Michel,

superbe photo avec une composition parfaite, belle couleurs et netteté,


salut michel,

tres tres jolie cette photo!rare image que l on nous propose sur TN!bonne composition!bien joue!

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