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156 Swans!

Uploaded by: katy99780

Tuesday October 1, 2013

Tok, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: I have never seen a migrating flock of swans so large! Usually numbering a dozen to maybe 50 birds, this was quite a treat to see!

I am thinking, because of the large number, these might be Tundra swans, the most numerous in Alaska. Though I have seen quite a few Trumpeters nesting in the area.

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3

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Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/400 sec.

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Exposure Program: Landscape mode (for landscape photos with the background in focus)

ISO Speed Ratings: 100

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Shutter speed: 8.62 EV (APEX: 19, 1/394 sec.)

Aperture: 5.62 EV (f/7.0)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 229.0 mm

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Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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10. ChrisAnthemum
7:54 PM GMT on October 03, 2013
I'm not going to quibble about the exact count. It's a heckuva lotta swans!
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9. katy99780
2:24 AM GMT on October 03, 2013
Thanks Kathy and Steve! Hey Steve, so glad there's a teacher in the house, help me with my counting! :D
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8. backwardguy
2:19 AM GMT on October 03, 2013
I don't know....I counted 157...Great shot Katy!! :)
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7. minnesotamom
2:09 AM GMT on October 03, 2013
AWESOME!! What a thrill to see!! Thanks for sharing! :-)
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6. katy99780
6:14 PM GMT on October 02, 2013
Thank you Gil, Wilma, Timothy, Betsy and Barb.

Wilma I didn't count them until I downloaded the photo to my computer... then it was pretty easy, while they weren't moving and changing positions. :D

I knew it was a really large flock, for swans, but I was astonished when I did the counting.
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5. motorcyclenana
2:51 PM GMT on October 02, 2013
wow! This is quite a sight! We have a small flock that comes in the fall to a pond on our neighbor's property
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4. luvne32
10:38 AM GMT on October 02, 2013
So glad you had your camera at hand, Katy.
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3. mactoot
10:12 AM GMT on October 02, 2013
Awe-inspiring!!
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2. Kennebunker
9:45 AM GMT on October 02, 2013
What a spectacular treat - and you actually counted them! Wow!
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1. gilg72
4:34 AM GMT on October 02, 2013
Wow! That's a very large flock Katy. Fantastic photo.
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About katy99780

katy99780

I've lived in Alaska since 1969. I love this wild land. The extremes of the far north shape and affect every living thing. Extremes of weather, elevation, daylight hours, isolation, flora and fauna, nothing in Nature is insignificant.I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, uploading to Wunderground, (Turks on the Tundra) the National Weather Service, the Citizen Weather Observation Program and MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~ Indigenous Arctic Proverb

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