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Providing a Peek

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 17 July 2019 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Mother swan debates whether to fully stand to reveal her cygnets in the nest.
Spotted at the Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanical Gardens in Palos Heights, Illinois.

Photo captured May 25, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/1000 second F/8.0 ISO 200 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful close-up.

17 Jul 2019 5:11am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Really nice capture.

17 Jul 2019 5:20am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Une très belle capture

17 Jul 2019 5:47am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Jolie photo aussi pour cette autre attitude.
Bonne journée Steven

17 Jul 2019 6:27am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, yes . . a lovely living moment.

17 Jul 2019 6:46am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Hooo on voit bien les petits

17 Jul 2019 8:25am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A great capture of this swan protecting her young in the nest.

17 Jul 2019 9:04am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Oh, you captured the moment !

17 Jul 2019 9:14am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

an excellent close up view. nicely composed

17 Jul 2019 9:40am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

She gives us a little look.
Very nice from herself.
Great photo.

17 Jul 2019 10:02am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The nesting is interesting to watch

17 Jul 2019 10:29am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Oh...little ones under their mother ! Superb !

17 Jul 2019 10:48am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Superbe !!

17 Jul 2019 10:51am

Don from Spokane, United States

.A rare opportunity to see the eggs. Well done.

17 Jul 2019 12:38pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

awh, how sweet

17 Jul 2019 2:41pm

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

Excellent clous up

17 Jul 2019 2:42pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WHat a sweet moment captured here

17 Jul 2019 2:53pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Nice catch! Lovely details.

17 Jul 2019 4:04pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

On voit les petit juste dessous le cygne quelle image superbe

17 Jul 2019 4:25pm

willy from Belgium

les petits font leur apparition Steven

une image plein de tendresse


17 Jul 2019 5:15pm

omid from mashhad, Iran


17 Jul 2019 5:18pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

How many baby swans are there?
I guess we will have to wait till tomorrow to find out the answer?

17 Jul 2019 8:17pm

@London Caller: You'll find out tomorrow. :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

She is so careful about her young ones. A wonderful capture.

17 Jul 2019 8:46pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

She is a good and protective mother. Sweet shot.

17 Jul 2019 8:48pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal


17 Jul 2019 9:03pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is adorable. She looks like a very proud mother. A wonderful image!

17 Jul 2019 9:30pm

Rose from United States

You cannot imagine how much this makes me long to get out and see some for myself. I even wonder were the ones I want to go see able to nest because the water has stayed so high. Well, I mean nest where they usually nest. I sure am enjoying your photos.

17 Jul 2019 10:55pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

you would think she could sit there until she felt a wiggle underneath her

18 Jul 2019 12:49am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique prise.

18 Jul 2019 8:02pm

Remus from Portugal

Moment well caught and the model is very photogenic.
Beautiful composition.

19 Jul 2019 4:01pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

How long did you spend watching these beauties?

21 Jul 2019 1:29pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mother swan has lots of work ahead of her.

21 Jul 2019 1:32pm