Sunday, May 17, 2009

Theme # 177 "Looking Down"

These swan's are swimming in the Peconic Bay located right behind Main Street, Riverhead, NY. Probably about 100 yards to the right is where the Peconic River empties its water into the bay. This area is affected by the normal tidal action of the bay. This family of Swans were on the other side of the river/canal and I kept calling them softly and throwing pebbles into the water hoping that they would come closer. But they would not follow my lead. I went back to my car to get my big glass (70-300mm) and a bunch of kids came over and started making a whole lot of loud noise and the Swans came right over. The Moral of the story is that Swans are hard of hearing so yell louder. They came to my side and I almost had to look straight down at times as the dock is say 6-7 feet above the canal. Cute little family aren't they?
Nikon D90 2009/05/17 16:50:19
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: VR 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 22mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/30 sec - F/11
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-C


  1. Darling picture of a cute family!! Nice catch!

  2. They are adorable - and your composition is excellent, too. They form a tight little protective circle.

  3. Wonderful photo...and the crack about the swans being hard of hearing is classic! :-D

  4. Excellent series of photos these last few days and this one is really neat.

  5. The parents look so vigilant, this is great. The things we are learning with this challenge, now I know to yell at swans ;-)

  6. A lovely composition that brings out the elegance of the adults and the sweet downiness of the cygnets.

  7. Gorgeous shot, Eddie. The parents look so watchful, don't they?

  8. Outstanding photo! You captured a lot in what some people would think is a simple photo.

    BTW, I really like your blog. I am trying to do my own in a similar manner as yours, but I am not trying to follow all of the themes.

    I hope to see more of your work!


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