There are some photos that I’m not sure are going to happen. This is one of them:
These are our new cygnets. I thought there was a nest this year, but I wasn’t certain. The weather was a bit different from last year, and the vegetation around the lake has grown up in a different way. Last year’s next I could clearly see from the shore. This year I was only guessing. Last year’s clutch was very successful, six healthy offspring, this year I have spotted four.
Generally, when I set out to photograph these swans, I take my 70-200mm lens. You will see that for these photos, the lens is at 70mm, the swans are incredibly close, particularly when you consider that this lake is on a path that is frequented by a lot of people and dogs. I chose these two images to edit in part because, despite the fact they were taken at the same time, the color of the water appears different. As far as edits go, for this round I have chosen to stay very close to the original exposures, the images have been cropped and sharpened.
Was I excited to see them? You bet! Here is a photo from the day I first spotted them:
Do you like my true to life edits? Do you have new neighbors this Spring? Feel free to comment below.
Added to Tuesday Photo Challenge: New