The trumpeter swan population is making a rebound in the valley of Jackson Hole, and just at the edge of town there is a bit of water that often stays open during the winter… perfect for a swan feeding ground. Of course they are mesmerizing. Once I had the fun of helping handle one of the wild swans; since I was managing the business end of the disgruntled swan, I was holding its neck near its head. I can still close my eyes and remember the feel of that tiny neck that appears so full (and graceful) under its coat of feathers. Tiny. Canon 7D, f9, 1/640, focal length 200mm, RAW, Canon 100-400 lens, Flat Creek, National Elk Refuge, Jackson, Wyoming, USA, cold winter day with a weak sun softly lighting the pair stretching and preening on the ice. Views 290 and Favorites 22 as of 12 April 2012, thanks for stopping by!
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