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Incoming Swans

Incoming Swans
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Copyright: Bob Airhart (bobair) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 400 W: 128 N: 1764] (6393)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/3000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-05 23:28
Viewed: 2339
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello one and all,this is my first photo of this year that I have felt like uploading to Treknature.It has been a very trying year for me and sad as well.I lost my mom just this past February from brain cancer and all the while I wondered if I would ever feel like posting anything more to TN.I think my mom would like it best if I kept on doing so,as she so very much liked my photos of nature very much-especially my fox shots.So with the thought that I must troop on,come what may-I dedicate my first upload do my dear departed mom-who like the swans in my Image are truly free and wonderful-Mom this is for you!

About this photo:The great bird migration is on for yet another year with millions returning to Canada,just like clockwork.The swans you see in this image are but two of the millions to return from points south of Canada to live here in Alberta and points northwest of my home province.The swans like the American Robin truly are sure signs that spring has arrived.The winter of 2011-12 has been probably the easiest winter I have ever known as on February 10,I saw plants spouting out of the flower beds where I live and the birds have come back 3 to 4 weeks sooner than normal.Global warming is real enough no matter what the cause and to see butterflies in February sure has me convinced,given the part of world I live in.

I hope you enjoy these two lovely swans coming in for a landing with the Rocky mountains as a backdrop.I will continue to post more photos as my mom wouldn't really like it if I just simply quit.Life is what nature is about and I feel so alive digging nature,I get a joy just sharing her with you as I did for my mom.Keep, keeping on and share nature's song.


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Welcome back dear Bob, and what a sad news indeed to hear about your lost. I am really so deeply sorry. Great dedication here,to a person who undoubtedly dedicated her life to give love, live and hope, for her kids. Bob...this simple scene is peaceful, silent and filled with bright morning expectation and subtle quiet music coming from the Rocky blue mountains behind ....your mom is still here Bob! Trust me ...
George Veltchev

Hi Bob,
My deepest condolences for your loss. I do hope you and your family are well.
Your tribute to your mom and your though of your mom wanting to continue what you like is wonderful.
The photo is a stunner, with just the right amount of DOF to blur the mountains slightly without losing its details. Both swans are capture superbly with great sharpness and at a right moment.
Take care.....

oh she WOULD.............i am crying here.......i so hear you, lost my dad..he was my closest friend and confidant...our families SPARK..and still can't believe he is gone...

love this and so glad you're back bob

hello Bob
Condolences from my to you
i hope you feel good nowe
so i look to this picture with a other look
and i hope your mother see many of this bird flying in the air
thanks i hope to see more of you
greeting lou

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