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Posted April 30th, 2017

Trumpeters’ Progression

I multi-exposed 10 times to produce this abstraction of a pair of trumpeter swans as they swam. A cold winter that did not relent until the end of March resulted in there being only this narrow channel of open water. Here, water flows through M’Clintock Bay, which narrows at the north end to become the Yukon River. The previous spring there had been open water right to shore in front of the Swan Haven reception centre, which was quite opportune for photography, but this time the birds were only visible as specks near the opposite side of the bay. It was necessary to walk down to the narrows and out on the ice to get close enough to photograph them.
Pentax K-1, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM @ 500mm, 1/250 sec @ f/9, ISO 400