Swan Family v2
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|Another Swan photo that taken at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo in July.|
Swans are large, long-necked aquatic birds with short legs and webbed feet. They belong to the family Anatidae, along with the duck and goose. Swans are most closely related to geese, both groups differing from ducks anatomically and in the absence of bright or metallic colors in their plumage. The most ducklike swan, the coscoroba, Coscoroba coscoroba, of South America, is white with black wingtips. The black-necked swan, Cygnus melanocoryphus, also of South America, has a black head and neck, and a red knob at the top of its blue bill. The all-white mute swan, Cygnus olor, of Eurasia has been domesticated and introduced into North America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa; a familiar resident of parks and zoos, it characteristically swims with its neck in a graceful curve, unlike the more upright posture of other swans. The most common species native to North America, the whistling swan, Cygnus columbianus columbianus, has a black bill and nests north of the Arctic Circle. The other North American form, the trumpeter swan, Cygnus cygnus buccinator, formerly nested throughout the continent, but excessive hunting in the last century has limited it to scattered areas. Bewick's swan, Cygnus columbianus bewickii, is the Old World counterpart of the whistling swan, and the larger whooper swan, Cygnus cygnus cygnus, of Eurasia is the counterpart of the trumpeter.
Swans feed mainly on aquatic vegetation. Their strong bills have serrated edges and a nail at the tip, and the surface of the tongue is spinous, all of which aid in grasping and tearing plants. Horny serrations in the bill help in filtering small food items from the water surface, but swans most often feed from the bottom of ponds. Swans generally mate for life, with both sexes building the nest and caring for the young. In some species both sexes also incubate the eggs. Most swans migrate after the breeding season.
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Beautifull "family" shot CT.
Nice distribution of the subjects on the photo.
- [2006-01-04 4:39]
Very nice shot on this family, good details and great framing.
Great poses they do for you! I appreciate to see the small ones in the back, hehehehe! Nice capture with good colours, in a well composed presentation!
Excellent shot on this Swan family. The exposure looks good with detail in the white plumage. Good composition and framing. Sharp detail and good DOF.
- [2006-01-06 8:05]
Great family shot CT!
The little ones are cute...;-)
Excellent use of DOF to get them all in focus!
Ne güzel bir aile.Netlik,bakış açısı,kadraj,komposizyon harika olmuş,ellerine sağlık.
- [2006-01-07 3:43]
What a cute scane.I liked POV,framing,details and composition a lot.
they so lovely:)
Great colourful shot! Nice idea, light, composition ....
- [2007-06-24 15:09]
bu sevimli ve guzel kugu ailesini gayet basarili bir sekilde kompoze etmissin
bakis acisi, isigi, renkleri, detaylari ve bilgi notu da basarili olmus
bu arada burada kullandigin Canon 75-300mm lens icin ne dersin? almayi dusunuyorum