Nikon D90, Sigma 150-500mm @500mm, ISO 400, f8, 1/640
A couple of weeks ago I drove up to my favorite swan location in Minnesota to photography Trumpeter Swans. To my disappointment I didn't see a single swan. I have been to this location several times and on a bad day there would be hundreds, swimming, flying, and sleeping.
I went home and did the next best thing, process old files. I literally have thousands of swan images from years past. I came across this photo and thought, "how the heck did I miss this?" After changing the exposure a bit I was done with it. After that I decided to upload it to 500px.com where is was my best received image to date.