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Comments (13)

diannemcd on April 16, 2009

Love the ripples in the water and the reflections. Good old Horn Pond. Dianne

kamalyn on April 16, 2009

Thanks Dianne! You notice the guest of honor in the middle of the shot?

diannemcd on April 16, 2009

I couldnt work out what it was, looks like a big poached egg.....I guess it is an egg??

kamalyn on April 17, 2009

Hi Dianne - hopefully there are a few of them underneath - that's momma swan herself curled up there on top of the nest.

Cal Kimola Brown on April 17, 2009

What an excellent shot, great colours, great composition and nature in action. You got it all going on there BnP. Gee and I thought that was a pteranodon egg in the middle!!! Sorry Dianne, I couldn't resist.

diannemcd on April 17, 2009

Thanks Kamaly I just couldnt quite work it out, and hi Cal.

Bits-n-Pieces on April 17, 2009

Thanks Cal - Its pretty cool - the nest is only about 20' from a spot you can clearly watch it from. It's going to be a long 5 weeks or so til the eggs hatch!

Dianne - I just uploaded a close up of her. I'd been waiting for her to sit back up, but no luck that evening.

I've only seen one other nest here, but apparently there are at least 5 nests in the area (and at least one other isn't in a shallow area with lots of snapping turtles...)- so hopefully there'll be lots of good shots come the end of May!

Norrel on April 21, 2009

Lovely sunlight through the branches. (dianne's 'poached egg' made me laugh out loud :D )

diannemcd on April 21, 2009

A very big poached egg Norrel. Dianne

Bits-n-Pieces on April 22, 2009

LOL - I sure HOPE none of the eggs get poached! Thanks Norrel and dianne. And I'm going to have to restrain myself this spring. A few days ago in a quick spin around the ponds, I saw all 4 of the active nests. There should be lots of babies come May!

juncujuncu on May 20, 2009

really beautiful picture...

Bits-n-Pieces on May 20, 2009

Thanks very much juncujuncu ! Spring greetings from the States :)

kamalyn on May 23, 2009

Good Morning - Eggs are Done!

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  • Uploaded on April 16, 2009
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    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2009/04/15 18:33:42
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash