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Location: Fortwhtye Alive our nature center on the southwest edge of Winnipeg, Manitoba

Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi F stop: F/5.6 Exposure: 1/25 sec. Focal length: 179.0 mm Flash: flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode (16) Shutter speed (Tv): 4.6

The Trumpeter Swan, Cygnus buccinator, is the largest native North American bird, if measured in terms of weight and length, and is (on average) the largest living waterfowl species on earth. These birds have white plumage with a long neck, a black bill subtly marked with salmon-pink along the mouthline, and short black legs. The cygnets (juveniles) are grey in appearance, becoming white after the first year. Their breeding habitat is large shallow ponds and wide slow rivers in northwestern and central North America, with the largest numbers of breeding pairs found in Alaska. Natural populations of these swans migrate to and from the Pacific coast and portions of the United States, flying in V-shaped flocks. Released populations are mostly non-migratory.

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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  • Marc Evans
    Marc Evansalmost 6 years ago

    Great detail Larry. Lovely shot.

  • Thanks Marc, much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful detail, Larry!

  • Thanks Barbara

    – Larry Trupp

  • jesika
    jesikaalmost 6 years ago

    A beautifully detailed shot

  • Hi Jesika, so nice to meet you, thanks for popping by and leaving your precious comments, much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 6 years ago

    excellent capture Larry

  • Thanks Vickie, always appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 6 years ago

    This is so beautiful,

  • Thanks Ann, always great to hear from you, much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • TracyD
    TracyDalmost 6 years ago

    Very nice detail Larry well done!

  • Thanks Tracy

    – Larry Trupp

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent Larry!!

  • Thanks Deborah, much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7almost 6 years ago

    Hey Larry, GREAT portrait of the Trumpeter. The Trumpeters are currently sojourning in parts of Ontario now and hope to head out to ‘feed them to my cameras’ before they continue their northern migration.

  • Thanks for the fav, and your comments Ron, they are certainly a pretty bird indeed

    – Larry Trupp

  • Angela Lance
    Angela Lancealmost 6 years ago

    Awesome shot!

  • Thanks Angela, appreciated as always

    – Larry Trupp

  • henrihan
    henrihanalmost 6 years ago

    A beautiful portrait of a lovely bird.

  • Thanks Henri

    – Larry Trupp

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