Mute Swans Taking Flight

One of my favorite birds to photograph are Mute Swans taking off. Between the flapping, splashing and the noise of flapping wings against the water and sound of their wings as they go by. Also it takes quite a bit of space for them to actually get airborne, so lots of photo opportunities if you are in the right spot.

Mute Swan v3_MG_8616aa Take off

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4 Comments on “Mute Swans Taking Flight

    • They actually do flap their feet against the water, so I guess you could say they are “walking on water.” They need quite a bit of space to get airborne,plus it makes quite a bit of noise slapping the water with their feet and wingtips! It is interesting to watch and hear!

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