Mute Swan Family – Cygnet piggyback ride

Post on June 15, 2012 Mute Swan Swan BirdsWaterfowl

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It’s common for swans to carry their sidling on the back, that usually happens when the cygnets are days old. The new born are lazy and tend to hitch a ride on mummy express. But this is the first time in many years I witnessed and photographed the most precious moment of the mute swan family at Carrollton Texas, at the right time and shooting distance. It was the year of 2012, they hatched 6 cygnets but sadly, none survived.

  • Canon, EOS 1D Mark IV
  • EF 500mm F4L IS USM
  • ISO 400, 1/3200s, F5.0 ,500mm
  • Carrollton Texas
  • April 07, 2012
Mute Swan Family - Cygnet piggyback ride

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