Trumpeter Swan #9
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Trumpeter Swan at Lake Elkhorn on 12/21/17. This is perhaps my favorite photo I took of the swan. She was standing in the spillway pond right below the dam (the water is not very deep at that part). I was able to get an incredibly crisp reflection with great framing. The blurred darker background makes her stand out more.
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