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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 18 July 2019 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The mother swan stands to reveal her cygnets in the nest. I believe I counted six total while there photographing.
The nest was far enough away from the shore that people couldn't get too close. The father swan was not too far away.

Photo captured May 25, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 100 232 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

So cute. A perfect moment captured.

18 Jul 2019 5:07am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very beautiful family.

18 Jul 2019 5:21am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

I am waiting for this great moment.
A lovely look at the little swans.

18 Jul 2019 6:26am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Oh les jolis petits Cygneaux que maman nous dévoile.
Jolie petite famille.
Bonne journée Steven

18 Jul 2019 6:41am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Superbe, mais méfie toi

18 Jul 2019 7:06am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Hooo la belle petite famille!

18 Jul 2019 8:29am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

No don't mess with dad. A nice picture story you have built here

18 Jul 2019 8:48am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

This is just magnificent. Very nice capture Steven. 5*

18 Jul 2019 9:09am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Awesome capture of those cute little ones !!

18 Jul 2019 9:20am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Trop mignons les bébés !

18 Jul 2019 9:32am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A cute family for sure.

18 Jul 2019 10:56am

Rose from CLINTON, United States

A beautiful mama!

18 Jul 2019 11:30am

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow !! You have done a wonderful job !! splendid shot here !!!
The cygnets look so cute :)))) Just love this image..
The zoom has worked well!!!

18 Jul 2019 1:06pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This swan is very successful. the cygnets are tiny. Good telephoto work to avoid scaring the swan.

18 Jul 2019 1:09pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Oh this is so precious!

18 Jul 2019 1:41pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

On les voit encore plus tout petit tout mignon sueprbe
Belle soirée

18 Jul 2019 3:04pm

Beth from Newton, United States

That is so very sweet

18 Jul 2019 4:19pm

❀ Anna from Mother earth, Netherlands

Ohhhh... so sweet, Steven !!!
Like it a lot...

18 Jul 2019 5:02pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful capture of mama and the babies. She provides them with shade in the bright sun.

18 Jul 2019 5:14pm

Dutchess from Lakeside Village, Netherlands

Great focus on the little swans!! Cute!

18 Jul 2019 5:52pm

omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

Young animals are always cute for us, nice shot!

18 Jul 2019 6:03pm

willy from Belgium

quelle belle petite famille Steven


18 Jul 2019 6:57pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Ohhh quelle adorable famille .... C'est trop mignon.

18 Jul 2019 8:01pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A wonderful image !

18 Jul 2019 8:11pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Gotta be more than four, I guess.

18 Jul 2019 9:29pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

oh my, they have hatched. next we will be seeing them in the water

19 Jul 2019 1:11am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is just adorable. I am loving this series. They are so cute!

19 Jul 2019 1:38am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Oh, how wonderful, Steven, to have gotten this shot!

19 Jul 2019 4:29am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful shot of this sweet family. The babies are so fuzzy and cute.

19 Jul 2019 3:27pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Nice find. Beautifully captured.

19 Jul 2019 4:02pm

Remus from Portugal

I think they are at least seven, but the six that Steven counted, that's for sure.
Lovely framing and composition.

19 Jul 2019 4:06pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Simply beautiful!

19 Jul 2019 10:25pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

such a graceful pose

20 Jul 2019 12:51am

Roléro-T from gerpinnes, Belgium

Hello, wonderful photo Stevens

20 Jul 2019 6:53am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Thank you for the message. That was really terrible, but fortunately I am personally OK.

20 Jul 2019 8:34am

Marité from France

Ohhhh quelle belle photo de famille !!!
Bonne journée.

20 Jul 2019 7:50pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Lovely shot :)

21 Jul 2019 8:48am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Aww. Mamma taking care of her babies.

21 Jul 2019 1:27pm

Urspo from Phoenix, Bahrain

Just in time too, with Cyngus overhead in the summer triangle.

22 Jul 2019 1:50am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Oh! Look at them! You lucky guy!

24 Jul 2019 12:51am

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