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Mother Swan

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 16 July 2019 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Mother swan spotted at the Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanical Gardens in Palos Heights, Illinois.
She was hiding her little cygnets until she stood up.

Please note that a telephoto lens was used to capture this shot. I did not encroach on the nest.

Photo captured May 25, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 100 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Martine Girard from Brest, France

Quelle beauté !

16 Jul 2019 5:05am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It looks like she is taking a nap.

16 Jul 2019 5:07am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Gorgeous close-up.

16 Jul 2019 5:14am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

She is magnificent. Nice photo Steven.

16 Jul 2019 5:15am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Restons un peu à l'écart

16 Jul 2019 5:47am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very nice capture.

16 Jul 2019 5:58am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Elle est belle et toute affairée à protéger sa couvée.
Bonne journée Steven

16 Jul 2019 6:04am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent telephoto !

16 Jul 2019 7:56am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely moved in from yesterday. I'm glad to see it's via a long lens :)

16 Jul 2019 10:05am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Great image of this swan in her nest. Hope it's young are all OK.

16 Jul 2019 10:27am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise

16 Jul 2019 11:13am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Such an elegant view

16 Jul 2019 11:15am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

A beautiful view on the swan.
Good work with the Tele lens.

16 Jul 2019 12:47pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Oh...A wonderful photo !

16 Jul 2019 1:42pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful telephoto capture. I hope we get to see the baby too.

16 Jul 2019 3:00pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Find telephone image of this bird. It makes an impressive picture

16 Jul 2019 3:33pm

Anne from France

Oh, merveilleuse image!

16 Jul 2019 3:39pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Excellente prise ....

16 Jul 2019 4:09pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel nid et cette mère qui couve touchant
Belle soirée

16 Jul 2019 4:21pm

Marité from France

Somptueuse et tendre maman !!!
Bonne journée.

16 Jul 2019 4:39pm

Remus from Portugal

A beautiful image with superb focus and depth.
Very beautiful portrait of the swan!

16 Jul 2019 4:39pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous portrait of mama.

16 Jul 2019 5:06pm

willy from Belgium

une belle image pleine de tendresse Steven


16 Jul 2019 5:27pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
L O V E L Y !

16 Jul 2019 6:35pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

what a beautiful photo!

16 Jul 2019 7:15pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Unconditional love.

16 Jul 2019 8:33pm

Rose from United States

Does she look just so motherly? And so beautiful.

16 Jul 2019 9:32pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

this close up seems to catch the personality of the nesting swan

16 Jul 2019 11:56pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is such a sweet image. She is seeming to look lovingly at her babies. A beautiful portrait. 5*

17 Jul 2019 1:43am

Ginnie from Netherlands

It doesn't get more motherly than that, Steven! How beautiful.

17 Jul 2019 4:48am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mother swan has lots of work to do.

21 Jul 2019 1:31pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Oh just precious! Well done!

24 Jul 2019 12:49am