Male mute swans are very territorial and have no problem attacking people, or even boats if they are feeling threatened. Thankfully, this handsome fellow was only in a rush to get a free handout. I kept a discreet distance and he and his mate posed quite nicely for me for a half an hour or so. I took this on Lake Ames in Rockaway, NJ USA. I used my Nikon D3100 and the 70-300mm zoom lens.

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I’ve always appreciated nature, but I didn’t show interest in photography until digital started to come into it’s own. I had many cheap cameras over the years, but when I got the Nikon D3100 for my birthday last year, I really started to realize what photography was all about. I’ve had such a blast learning on the go over the past 10 months. I’ve gotten shots that I could have only dreamed of a year ago. I hope you all enjoy my photos, and by all means, BUY SOMETHING! =)

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  • RickDavis
    RickDavisabout 3 years ago

    Excellent Photo of the Swan WIlliam,,,, Rick

  • Thanks Rick. Great to hear from you. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    Excellent photography!

  • Thank you Magaret. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture…love the reflections Bill

  • Your comments are always appreciated Larry. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    22 September 2011 – 1 image per day

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature jean!

    – William Brennan

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Nikon Group (clickable banner)

    Please check out our Challenges

  • Thanks Cee!! It’s an honor! =)

    – William Brennan

  • 29Breizh33
    29Breizh33about 3 years ago

    Well captured. Perfect reflection.

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