Birds Cork Ireland Nature Photos Sigma 10-20 The Lough Urban Water

The Swan Gang

Tough looking swans gather for bread at the Lough in Cork for bread.

The problem with shooting dangerous wildlife with a wideangle lens is that unless you stick the camera in their faces nobody will believe you were risking life and limb by leaning down right next to them when shooting. Well, I was that close. *gulp*

See how the swan in the background is lunging for his neighbour with a wicked looking snap? He wasn’t the only one doing that!

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/100s

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Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

6 replies on “The Swan Gang”

These birds that are fed regularly by park goers can become quite agressive. If you have something for them, they attack. If you don’t, they attcack. Well done shot, risking life, limb, and a possible face-eating to bring us this fantastic image.

That looks rather close alright. I haven’t ventured this close to swans before, they’re quite dangerous. Think of your poor camera if not yourself!

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