Trumpeter Swan #3
- 1/500 sec
Trumpeter Swan at Lake Elkhorn on 12/20/17. This was only the second time I had seen her in the main body of the lake as opposed to the spillway below the dam. She was attempting to sleep, so I was able to nearly step into the lake to take this.
This particular bird (P95 tag) is a female, 3 or so years old. Yellow tag indicates this bird is originally from Ontario. Was spotted in searches there several months ago. Pretty rare to find one in our area as they are primarily found in Alaska, Western Canada and the US in states along Canadian border. I have gone many times to photograph her. She has been making the lake her home since approximately December 15. She had disappeared for several days from about December 22 until December 27.
Lens - AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR II @ 200mm on Nikon D5500