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Family of swans


Family of swans
Photo Information
Copyright: Elena Su (fanni) Silver Workshop Editor [C: 5 W: 0 N: 7] (96)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-10
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-05 10:09
Viewed: 2962
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A family of swans at Saltsj÷baden (it's a place near Stockholm, it's part of the Stockholm archipelago).

I saw the big swans first, and when I came nearer I saw their children, too. I wanted to take a photo of them (using zoom, of course, as I doubted that the father-swan would let me come too close. Well, it happened as I had expected :)
The father was quiet while I was just standing a bit in the distance watching them... but the moment I stepped over the inivisible "forbidden" border (defined by the father-swan, of course) he turned back and started approaching me in such a threatening manner that I decided not to disturb them.

He was hissing so threateningly that I didn't even dare to step close to that "invisible" border :) I took a few photos of them from the distance (some of them with a zoom) and left.

This photo was taken without any zoom at the moment when the father-swan rushed towards me, hissing and ready to attack me :)

So it's a close-up snapshot (no zoom) taken at the very moment when I was about to escape :)

The photo was taken with a film camera (Olympus IS-300) and the image was scanned from the film. It was edited a bit in PS.


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