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Mother and Cygnets

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 1 July 2020 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 902 155 mm

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Maryse from bordeaux, France

Jolie photo d'une famille nombreuse !!!
Une image attendrissante à souhaits.
Bonne journée Steven

1 Jul 2020 5:01am

By Marie from Entre By Marie et L, France

Adorable photo Steven, moving too.

1 Jul 2020 5:08am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Quelle magnifique petite famille ! La photo est superbe.

1 Jul 2020 5:09am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

Oh, how lovely and touching, Steven. The father is never too far away at this time, fierce in his love to protect his family!

1 Jul 2020 5:09am

@Ginnie Hart: You are correct, Ginnie! The nest is built fairly high above the water and the father was below swimming back and forth. I could never get a good shot of him due to the high grass reeds.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is not worth going too close to a swan's nest. The image is delicate and beautiful.

1 Jul 2020 5:32am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique petite famille ....

1 Jul 2020 6:00am

jpla from Anjou, France

La petite famille est à l'abri

1 Jul 2020 6:06am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Lovely family !

1 Jul 2020 6:55am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Oh la jolie petite famille bien au chaud !
Mais du travail pour les parents pour nourrir ces affamés.
Bonne journée Steven et merci pour cette photo tendresse

1 Jul 2020 6:58am

jean pierre from Paris, France

jolie prise!!

1 Jul 2020 7:35am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

So lovely and adorable.

1 Jul 2020 7:42am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A lovely family portrait.

1 Jul 2020 8:39am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The parents have their work cut out then :) Nicely captured

1 Jul 2020 9:01am

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

Très belle photo sur le bonheur d'être en famille!

1 Jul 2020 9:17am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very beautiful family shot !!

1 Jul 2020 9:45am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

What a charming image Steven. Excellent picture. 5*

1 Jul 2020 9:57am

Devi from Chennai, India

Aw!! This is lovely...the beautiful mom and her lovely chicks !!!!

1 Jul 2020 10:11am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Nice protective posture !

1 Jul 2020 10:35am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Under good protection! Nice capture!

1 Jul 2020 12:10pm

Jerry OX from Lyon, France

Absolutly nice !

1 Jul 2020 1:35pm

helys from Paris, France


1 Jul 2020 2:09pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me. SUch tenderness.

1 Jul 2020 2:42pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien cette famille

1 Jul 2020 3:03pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautifully captured. Lovely family.

1 Jul 2020 3:50pm

Don from Spokane, United States

It's hard to beat a mama and her chicks. A fine close up.

1 Jul 2020 3:55pm

Rose from United States

How lovely! I have so been wanting to go see swans but afraid to take my husband to where we have to go.

1 Jul 2020 4:10pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Oh Steven this is a magnificent photo from the mother and the little swans .
Be careful of yourself and stay safe .

1 Jul 2020 4:43pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful ! A superb framing of the little family .

1 Jul 2020 4:54pm

Daniel from Perpignan, France

Trop mignon !

1 Jul 2020 5:14pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France


1 Jul 2020 6:01pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium


1 Jul 2020 6:58pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A sweet shot.

1 Jul 2020 7:35pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

oh, how precious!

1 Jul 2020 9:29pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is just so sweet. The mother is so lovingly standing over the babies to protect them. They are just too precious. A wonderful image!

1 Jul 2020 9:44pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

cute swans and glad they are breeding; they are good Canada Goose repellents so I am all for them.

1 Jul 2020 10:55pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful family photo. How sweet to see them with the mother.

2 Jul 2020 12:34am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Oh, what a wonderful capture, Steven!!! Good timing with her pose - and to see the babies underneath!

2 Jul 2020 3:48am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. What a fine shot of this wonderful moment. Excellent. :)

2 Jul 2020 4:57am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Une famille formidable !.... Ils sont charmants, un vrai bonheur.

2 Jul 2020 5:26pm

karla from Omaha, United States

Great scene of mother and babies. Nice!

2 Jul 2020 10:42pm

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Magnifique l'attitude protectrice de la maman.
Une très belle image d'amour maternel.

3 Jul 2020 1:27am

Remus from Portugal

Lovely composition and details.
A well caught moment.

3 Jul 2020 1:32pm

Nadine from Le Sud......, France

douceur de la maternité...!!!

3 Jul 2020 3:16pm

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