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Challenge: Family II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010 challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: May 31, 2010
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2010

[Jun. 8th, 2010 09:21:46 PM]

When we moved here 6 years ago, my husband called up one morning when he was on his way to work. "There are cygnets! You have to come see them."

We knocked on a door in the neighborhood and asked if we could go in their backyard to see the swans. The told us all about them. Their names were Louis & Serena (the swans, not the people :) and they had babies most years, but hardly any survive to maturity. There's a large number of snapping turtles, some are done in by geese, etc.

Fast forward 5 years, and Serena was hit by a car and killed. It was incredibly sad seeing Louis swim around alone.

This year, another swan appeared. And babies came awhile later. It was the biggest batch of cygnets yet -- 11!!

The hardest part is driving by the pond each day and watching the numbers go down, down, down.

This is the last surviving cygnet out of the original 11. He's still there, but I'm always afraid to look when going by the pond.

Place: 10 out of 70
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07/17/2010 10:09:55 AM
great reflection and lovely colors....
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06/15/2010 10:31:06 PM
You are DEFINITELY the bird lady! Sweet. Someone needs to have turtle soup.....
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06/09/2010 03:20:43 PM
I had given this a 9. Great image and a sad story to go with.
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06/09/2010 12:48:26 AM
WTG Wendy! Two top-10's in 1 week!
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06/09/2010 12:34:24 AM
Top 10, you can't complain about that! (Well, if you wanted to be unreasonable, you could complain that it's not a ribbon!) Nice strong showing Wendy! You are the bird-lady.

Message edited by author 2010-06-09 00:34:47.
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06/05/2010 07:06:35 PM
lovely light, lovely scene
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06/02/2010 01:11:13 PM
gorgeous colors, great composition, timely capture... great!
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