Swan Contemplating a Tree by AuntDot

Swan Contemplating a Tree by 

This Mute Swan seemed to be studying this tree intently. Taken at the Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park in Homosassa Springs, Florida.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D
1/200s, f/5.6, ISO 800, focal length 187.0mm
Edited in Picasa3.9

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 3 years ago

  • virginian
    virginianabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful; love the sepia.

  • Thank you, Judy.

    – AuntDot

  • Lynda Heins
    Lynda Heinsabout 3 years ago

    Maybe had an itchy neck and wanted to something to rub up against..lol..great shot shot and I love the sepia tones, sets a wonderful mood to this!:-))

  • LOL! I thought maybe he was telling the tree to get out of the way…“I’m walking here.” Thanks so much, Linda!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanabout 3 years ago

    Some bugs in the bark, perhaps? Well done – the sepia makes it stand out!

  • Thanks, Monnie. If I remember there were some squirrels around.

    – AuntDot

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 3 years ago

  • Many thanks, Val!

    – AuntDot

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you, Vitta!

    – AuntDot

    JUSTARTalmost 3 years ago


  • Many thanks, Sylvia!

    – AuntDot

  • NewfieKeith
    NewfieKeithalmost 3 years ago

    Now Dot you know I love a swan :)) great capture and processing !!!!

  • LOL Yes, I know, Keith, and you would have done a lot more with this one I am sure!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonalmost 3 years ago

    Great capture Dot, must be something on the tree that interests him/her. Great timing.

  • Thanks, Rosie. There were squirrels around…maybe out of sight on the other side of the tree…not sure.

    – AuntDot

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 3 years ago

    All Around Florida Group

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