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Christopher Richards (christopherrichards)

Swans and Cygnets

by Christopher Richards

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A few miles from me, along the Charles River here in MA (this photo was taken near the border of South Natick and Serborn), a pair of swans made their nest with about a half dozen swan chicks very near the road. Cygnets (baby swans) does not seem to be a fitting word for them, since I keep seeing the word "cyborg" and these are much more cute! Now, to get this shot I used my longest lens at full zoom, so they are probably about 20 or 30 yards away from any traffic, in this kind of gross swamp lands. I love how this series came out and hopefully we'll continue to see the babies as they grow up!

Catspaws commented on October 5, 2012 9:30am
pretty swans
j.Webster commented on October 7, 2012 5:21am
Em Beck commented on October 7, 2012 3:23pm
very nice!
Christopher Richards commented on October 8, 2012 1:31pm
Thank you! I'm glad the swampy background didn't detract too much from the cute and graceful birds.
KarenHarveyCox commented on October 10, 2012 6:32am
Wonderful capture and beautiful photograph.
KarenHarveyCox commented on October 10, 2012 6:33am
Christopher, I photographed that same swan when she was sitting on her nest. I thought the contrast between the beauty of the swan and that ugly backdrop was wonderful.
Christopher Richards commented on October 10, 2012 7:50am
Wow, that funny! It's a great spot for people to observe them from pretty close. Thanks for the comment, Karen!
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