Black Swans (Cygnus atractus) and cygnets Hunter Wetlands NSW 

Canon EOS 40D Lens 100-400mm L IS USM at 350 mm ISO 400 F5.6 1/1000 17 August 2010
Day old cygnets at Hunter Wetlands and a subject I hope to record more of these next few days so this image is first off the press.

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Black Swans (Cygnus atractus) with cygnets Hunter Wetlands NSW 
Canon EOS 40D Lens 100-400mm L IS USM at 400 mm ISO 640 F5.6 1/1000 19 August 2010

Now three days old the Black Swan cygnets at Hunter Wetlands have been plagued by strong winds but here they did get some still water. Hope you enjoy the image. Go to the Birds in Backyards site to learn more of the Australian Black Swan that is not of course entirely black at all at:
http://birdsinbackyards.net/species/Cygnus-atratus

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Black Swan (Cygnus atractus) with cygnets Hunter Wetlands NSW #3
Canon EOS 40D Lens 100-400mm L IS USM at 400 mm ISO 640 F5.6 1/1600 22 August 2010
Now six days old and on this occasion some better water and little wind.

 

 

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