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Sitting on Her Throne

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 15 July 2019 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A swan spotted sitting atop a large pile of dried reeds gathered for nesting. Viewed from afar here, I was surprised at what I saw when I got closer. Spotted at the Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanical Gardens in Palos Heights, Illinois.

Photo captured May 25, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 160 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ginnie from Netherlands

Because we see this often here in the Netherlands, Steven, this image could have been from here, especially with the bike in the background. :)

15 Jul 2019 5:05am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A mother who is smothering after choosing the ideal place to protect her future babies.

15 Jul 2019 5:12am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Ils semblent avoir installé leur nid dans la proximité du sentier en arrière plan ces Cygnes.
Bonne journée Steven

15 Jul 2019 6:13am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The long wait . .

15 Jul 2019 6:48am

Anne from France


15 Jul 2019 7:06am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Her home is her castle. Better for this biker to stay away ;)

15 Jul 2019 8:14am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Very nice . I also think this works well as a semi panoramic crop cutting out the person on the bank who is a trifle distracting

15 Jul 2019 8:54am

willy from Belgium

un plaisir de voir les cygnes sur leur nid Steven

have a nice day

15 Jul 2019 9:01am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Hey, Ms. Swan ! Be careful, there is a beast behind you !

15 Jul 2019 11:10am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent capture. I think it is a good idea not to go close to her.

15 Jul 2019 12:08pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a tender and elegant pose.

15 Jul 2019 12:52pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Congrats, great work!

15 Jul 2019 1:14pm

Rose from CLINTON, United States

I have been wishing I could go somewhere to see some swans...nice to sleep we yours.

15 Jul 2019 2:29pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel cygne caché dans la végétation il couve son nid merveilleux

15 Jul 2019 2:31pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Excellente composition ...

15 Jul 2019 3:02pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Fantastic capture !
Wonderful image..I would be careful..Swans can be nasty..especially if they are nesting !

15 Jul 2019 3:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of the majestic swan on the nest.

15 Jul 2019 6:13pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Did you know that the Queen owns all the swans in England?! ;)

15 Jul 2019 8:32pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Lovely! :)

15 Jul 2019 8:40pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

A nice photo of the breeding swan.
Hope to see the young swans here later.

15 Jul 2019 9:06pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

She has built up a large nest for herself. Nice shot.

15 Jul 2019 9:10pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Beautiful image, both the swan and the surrounding space!

15 Jul 2019 9:17pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Our swans, geese and ducks have all hatched and are swimming in formation around their mothers.

16 Jul 2019 12:59am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

such a feeling of being delicate

16 Jul 2019 1:50am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

She has a really nice nest. This is a wonderful scene. I love the color of the water.

16 Jul 2019 1:53am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Is this the moment you discovered the babies?

16 Jul 2019 5:09am

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Superbe prise de vue: ne pas déranger!

16 Jul 2019 11:58am

Remus from Portugal

It's the first time I see the nest of a swan.
She chose a place with a beautiful view.

16 Jul 2019 4:38pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

A wonderful capture, Steven! Very serene and sweet!

17 Jul 2019 5:02am