Monday, December 13, 2010

Photo of the Day! Trumpeter Swan at -5° F

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 500mm f/4 AFS + TC14E II, @ 700mm, ISO 640, f/8, 1/4000

This is a Trumpeter Swan that was kind enough to stop by our local duck pond this morning. I was actually trying to get a photo of a somewhat cooperative Bufflehead. This guy ended up being even more cooperative. This pond has a constant flow of water which keeps the water open even in the severe cold. The biggest problem with shooting in this weather is dealing with the steam coming off the water. Sometimes it can be a very cool effect, but sometimes it's a hindrance. Trying to get a shot of the smaller and more distance Bufflehead, the steam was a hindrance, but with the larger and closer Trumpeter Swan, I was more successful!