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Whooper swan


Whooper swan
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-01-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sony SAL 70-400mm GII /4.0-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-03 3:44
Viewed: 1029
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus) visits Switzerland in winter. Then you can observe it on the lakes of Neuchâtel especially.
The can easily be identified by their characteristic call during flight.

Wiki:
Whooper swans require large areas of water to live in, especially when they are still growing, because their body weight cannot be supported by their legs for extended periods of time. The whooper swan spends much of its time swimming, straining the water for food, or eating plants that grow on the bottom.[5]

Whooper swans have a deep honking call and, despite their size, are powerful fliers. Whooper swans can migrate hundreds or even thousands of miles to their wintering sites in southern Europe and eastern Asia. They breed in subarctic Eurasia, further south than Bewicks in the taiga zone.
Whooper swans pair for life, and their cygnets stay with them all winter; they are sometimes joined by offspring from previous years.

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Hello Pierre - Beautiful picture of this "Whooper Swan" against such dramatic blue sky. Good light on tertials, Scapulars and on rump. Excellent yellow color on forehead. Well managed light on white plumage. Good sharpness too. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

hallo Pierre
great sharpness and nice light
the colours are beautiful
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-04 4:24]

Hi Pierre,great timing and great quality too,magnificent capture wiht a beautiful wings position,fine details and excellent exposure too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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