A Trumpeter Swan in Lake Ontario on April 12th, 2022.

Digital, 2022.

A trumpeter swan spreading her wings on Lake Ontario. These are some of my most favourite photos that I’ve taken. The lighting was beautiful on this afternoon and this gal here was the most perfect model. And to think I almost didn’t bring my camera!

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Swans Through the Trees on February 12th, 2022.

Digital, 2022.

A collection of some of my favourite images from this winter season. The lake was partially frozen which gave the illusion that the swans were walking on water. I was also happy with the branches in the scene as I could use them to naturally frame the photos.

I consider these photos another example of being at the right place at the right time. For example, I thought the swans looked like they were dancing in the third image. And in the fourth, I was really pleased with the way the branches perfectly framed not only the swans approaching the viewer but the ones in the background, as well. This wintery landscape didn’t last long either, so I’m glad I took these photos when I did.

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Swans on a Sunny, Winter Day by the Lake on February 6th, 2022.

Digital, 2022.

Another series of images of swans by Lake Ontario during winter. During our previous visit, we fed them peas and they seemed to like that enough. But did they ever go crazy for the bird feed! It allowed them to become comfortable with us around and it allowed me to get close to them to snap a few photographs.

The fifth image is my favourite. The combination of the sunlight on the blue water and the swan spreading its wings feels so magical. In that moment, the swan started flapping its wings and I just started snapping photos, hoping that one of them would capture the moment. My brother turned to look at me and asked excitedly, “did you catch that?!” I replied, “I sure hope I did!” I was so relieved when I got home and saw that the shot I adored out of that burst was crisp and in focus. Sometimes you really do need to be at the right place at the right time.

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