Trumpeter Swans: Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area, Beno, Ohio, USA, May 2023 — It seems that Metzger might be the place to go for Trumpeter Swans this year. There were many pairs courting and at least a few on the nest, and all within reach of a long lens from the access road. Some years I have struggled to find even one…but that is probably because I just did not know where to look. Anyway, I enjoyed a good half hour watching the mating behavior and these majestic birds gliding on the still water. It got more exciting than this, but I like the simple tension of this shot. Olympus OM-1 with the 100-400mm zoom at 800mm equivalent. Program mode with my evolving birds modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro. ISO 500 @ f6.3 @ 1/3200th.