Mr. Cob starting down the runway
Clear The Runway
Here He Comes
Treading The Water
This Looks Like Hard Work
Paddling And Spreading Those Wings
Up Goes The Landing Gear
Down Goes The Landing Gear As He Pushes Forward
Up And Away He Goes
He Puts On The Brakes, Now For The Landing
This was a short distance flight to show the young ones how to do it.
In the next episode I will show one or two of the young ones learning to fly.
I took quite a few pictures and the lighting was a challenge. This is what I took… out of my camera other than a bit of cropping and resizing.
Some of the young ones started to fly right after big daddy, but it all happened so fast, and I captured what I could, hand holding my 170-500 lens which weighs roughly 4.5lbs not including the camera. I didn’t have time to set my IS on Panning.
These may not be wall hangers, but I had fun capturing these swans taking off into a short distance flight.
I was so happy and thrilled to witness this. I couldn’t believe my eyes when the 10 swans swam out to where there were a large number of geese and ducks and corralled them out of their way (Flying Path), and got ready to fly. I took some pictures and at times just watched them in “Awe”. of what I saw. This family of swans and cygnets have come along way. The cygnets have transformed into Beautiful Swans. Soon it will be time to say goodbye unless they leave on announced. I think it is called the “Call Of The Wild”. South they will head. How far I do not know.
This is the second family of swans in the last few years that I have had the pleasure of following for a season. I hope and pray I will get yet another chance to witness another family of swans next Spring and Summer. But will enjoy these while I can.
Until next time :)
Dianne © dsphotocats
Thanks for sharing.
Hope you're having a great weekend.
How fun to see! The other day i watched sandhill cranes in the water. I didn't get stellar shots either, but the joy of watching them was enough for me too!ReplyDelete
Wow! Amazing captures! Totally fun!ReplyDelete
The shots are beautiful Dianne!ReplyDelete
Flight training does make for some wonderful photos Dianne!ReplyDelete
These are fantastic pictures. Pictures like this are not necessarily for wall hanging,but rather to preserve the memories. I love them.ReplyDelete
Wow what action shots you have captured here. To see the whole sequence is amazing. I can't wait to see all the young ones trying to fly. It does take a lot of wing power to get these guys into the air. I dream of the day I have a camera that can have such a zoom on it. Oh the wildlife I could finally capture up close. But right now I really need to get another computer so the camera will have to wait a little longer. Till then just love seeing what others can do. Also love your header. The fall colors are so beautiful. Have a wonderful week. Hugs CarrieReplyDelete
What a wonderful sequence of pictures, Dianne!ReplyDelete
WOW Dianne . What extortionary captures!!! all of them. It sure is not hard to tell that a lens or a camera can do this. Its the person behind the lens. So well done. You study of them has sure made a difference in the way I view them. I cant wait to see the babies. Congratulation Dianne. I know how much these photos mean to you. Please make a book for your family. They will love it. Amazing memories. I can almost hear them too.ReplyDelete
Hugs my heart sister and have a lovely Sunday and Week ahead. Get some rest as well. xo
Thank you Lisa, Hope you are having a Beautiful Day and staying warm and rested also. One of these days when the time is right I will think about doing a book of some kind. Not sure I have the time or energy right now. Thank you for the vote of confidence,and I am so glad you see these Beautiful Swans from a different prospective. Makes me smile.Delete
Hugs right back to you my heart sister. :) DS
Thank you everyone for taking the time to stop by and leave your nice comments. :)ReplyDelete
Dianne, thanks for your recent visit. I must say these are incredible shots, & using a 170-500mm without a tripod, very impressive steady photos! I can't even hold my 35-70mm that steady! : )ReplyDelete
I would be is awe and probably not be able to focus on picture taking if I saw what beauty you are describing and from the beauty I see in these lovely photos. :) Let me say, these most certainly are wall hanging quality! He is truly magnificent and you did him so much justice in these photos!ReplyDelete
Your new header is really colorful and gorgeous! Is that close to you or were you on vacation? I would love to visit the mountains this fall, but not sure if it will happen this year.
Hope all is well with you. How are those beautiful grandchildren??
Thank you Marie. My header was taken in Algonquin Provincial Park last Autumn. It is about 3 to 4hrs. away from where I live.It is so Beautiful no matter the Season.Delete
The munchkins are all doing well. :)
Thanks for your visit , comments on my last blog.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful weekend and week ahead.
You are most welcome, Lisa. Same to you my friend. :)Delete
Thanks Dear Friend.ReplyDelete
Sending You love and Hugs my Heart and Sister in the Lord.
Oh and add a smile to that .:) Too fun and funny.ReplyDelete
Waiting for part two. !! of this.
Sending Love and Hugs and Smiles right back to you my dear Heart and Sister in The Lord. Here is too fun and funny, Now I think I am waiting for part three !!! of this.ReplyDelete
Hi Dianne thank you for your visit it is always lovely to hear from you.ReplyDelete
Your header is so Beautiful the colours are amazing , and you say it is always lovely with each Season.
Swans are so graceful in flight so enchanting.My sister lives close by the River Thames , and I often hear those wings whooshing by and run out to catch a glimpse, as they fly by. Look forward to seeing the babies in flight , I know the feeling it gives you Lovely.
Finding a little inner peace Dianne thank you.
Have a lovely Sunday
Hugs Sheila xx