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Family of Swans
Family of Swans

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Challenge: June Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 700
Location: Narragansett Bay, East Providence, RI
Date: Jun 28, 2004
ISO: 80
Galleries: Family, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2004

We were feeding the male leftover muffins and scones and eventually he called to his mate and their two cygnets. I took close to a hundred shots and came up with about four I liked enough to submit. Then it came down to selecting which of those to submit. In the end I picked this because the parents are looking so tenderly at their babies. They were very protective and never let us get closer then about four feet.
Sadly, this area of the Bay is rather polluted due to the potential for sewer overflow. There is actually a sign warning people to stay away.

Place: 308 out of 384
Avg (all users): 4.8325
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 4.7183
Avg (non-participants): 5.1273
Views since voting: 839
Views during voting: 244
Votes: 197
Comments: 3
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2004 03:54:58 AM
I like the interest displayed by the parents. Nicely cropped. An 8.
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07/02/2004 10:40:12 AM
Gotta love parenthood.
07/01/2004 08:05:07 AM
nice work
good luck
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