Whooper Swan

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.

Whooper Swan

f/6.3 | 1/400 sec | ISO 100


Whooper Swan

f/6.3 | 1/500 sec | ISO 100


Whooper Swan

f/8 | 1/640 sec | ISO 50


Whooper Swan

f/6.3 | 1/2500 sec | ISO 100


Whooper Swan

f/6.3 | 1/2000 sec | ISO 100


Date taken: May-June 2014 | Location: Mäntyharju & Pertunmaa, Finland

Comments and feedback are appreciated.

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About j.t.l.

I’m a creative minded finnish fellow who is passionate about photography, making music, and traveling among many other things.

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