Sunday, August 14, 2011

Today at the TCAAP WVA, I saw lots of Swans

Up until recently, there have only been two adult swans and a cygnet in Marsden Lake at the TCAAP Wildlife Viewing Area. A few days ago, I saw two more adults. Tonight there were three more adults in addition to the swan family.

The shot to the right is an adult with the cygnet (baby swan). The other parent was out of frame to the left. These three maneuvered into some open water where the two "renegade" swans were hanging out. There was much honking and head bobbing. 

Shortly after the family made it into the open water, the renegades took off.

Renegade Swans DSC_6209

For some reason, one of the renegades came back later.

Renegade Landing DSC_6259

Earlier these two flew by:

Renegade Swans DSC_6139

All of these shots are heavily processed in my digital darkroom. Lots of noise reduction. Black and white control points to reduce the haze. Some sharpening. Not much I can do about the blown out highlights of the swans.

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