Mute Swans Feeding

We had gone to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, in Oceanville NJ, to see what we could find for photo subjects. We were looking for large groups of Snow Geese, but along the way on the Wildlife Drive, I found 2 Mute Swans feeding in Gull Pond. With the early morning warm light giving a nice warm color on the White Swans.

They were far out on the pond, but kept getting closer as I was photographing them. It was hard to get photos where one did not have a head under water. It seemed like they alternated, when one was up, the other was down.

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Finally got a few when they both had their heads above water. Canon 400mm f/4 DO lens with a Canon Series III 1.4x teleconverter.

They kept coming closer. It seemed that they were not bothered by me being there.  Next post will have a closer series of images.



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