I came across this Trumpeter Swan photo taken in Montana in my archives a few days ago and wondered why I had never processed the file or shared it before. My best guess is that I was really busy right after I took the image in June of 2016.

Trumpeter Swan landing in the Centennial Valley – Nikon D810, f7.1, 1/2500, ISO 400, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

I love the scenery of the vernal wetlands, the landing Trumpeter Swan, and the vibrant yet naturally rich colors shown in the photo. Most of the time, I prefer to have my subject larger in the frame. However, there are moments when I believe that the habitat is just as significant as my subject. This was precisely the case with this swan photo.

The splashing water in front of the swan conveys a sense of movement that I rather enjoy.

Spring is a season of joy for me and for many other people. I think that this image shows that joy.

I miss spending time in the Centennial Valley of Montana in spring, summer and fall. It is the wildness I miss the most.

Life is good.


Click here to see more of my Trumpeter Swan photos plus facts and information about this species.

Autor Mia McPherson


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