There is something so majestic about the Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus), the national bird of Finland. In Finland they are not a rare sight, but I have never before seen one nesting. I was able to stay far enough from it to not disturb the swan by using my 18-200mm zoom lens.
f/6.3 | 1/400 sec | ISO 100
f/6.3 | 1/500 sec | ISO 100
f/8 | 1/640 sec | ISO 50
f/6.3 | 1/2500 sec | ISO 100
f/6.3 | 1/2000 sec | ISO 100
Date taken: May-June 2014 | Location: Mäntyharju & Pertunmaa, Finland
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