45 thoughts on “COOL FLIGHT

  1. Hi, Wayne,

    Where are these shots taken? Lovely but looks cold. Not as bad as here, but cold nonetheless. Why do they fly almost in formation most times?

    Hope you’re doing well.

    Angie

    1. Hello Angie! Always so good to hear from you! Your my longest lasting follower!
      These are the Tranquil Trumpeters. Winter still is around, maybe more so higher up.
      I can only guess as to why they fly in formation…….they draft each other like bicycle racers,less resistance.
      Thanks for dropping in!

  2. I saw some swans flying over head in the park down the road. It seemed quite miraculous that they could fly (and in formation) they don’t seem especially designed for flying and yet they do it and so far!

  3. Beautiful photos Wayne. The main two colors in these photos are blue and white. I like how the Trumpeters are going through the low clouds (or mist) on top of the mountain. In the last shot, it looks like a small amount of light is shining on the Trumpeter’s delicate-looking wingspan and the pleated look reminds me of those paper fans we used back in the day.

      1. Well, I would just have a white speck show up then with my 300 mm long lens . I went to the Detroit River this morning, the last time to look for eagles, and there was a group of Mute Swans. Beautiful … they were far away but glided over to where I was standing. Some were really dirty from diging underwater for food. Their body feathers and necks/faces were all dirty but they still looked graceful.

      2. It sure is odd considering the length of that neck! A dabbling duck is one thing, but a swan’s neck that seems to be several feet long – wow!

      3. Nature is amazing isn’t it? I would think you would see the reeds (if large enough) going down the hatch, like when a bird eats a live fish and wiggles.

  4. Fantastic images of the beautiful trumpeter swans and mountains, Wayne. I found the header photo of the sunshine penetrating through the swan’s wings absolutely stunning, with the outline of sun on the swan’s body and in the mouth, too, and the enhanced wing structure.

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