Trumpeter Swans: Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area, Beno, Ohio, USA, May 2023 — The Trumpeter Swans at Metzger Marsh were displaying a lot of courting and mating behavior during the Biggest Week in American Birding. As I mentioned, a few were already on the nest. I got to see several different kind of displays. This pair were really at it! OM System OM-1 with 100-400mm zoom at 800mm equivalent. Program mode with, actually, my evolving birds-in-flight modifications. Processed in Pixomator Pro. ISO 1000 @ f6.3 @ 1/3200.
Purple Swamphen: Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, March 2023 — A common bird of the marshes, and certainly common at Keoladeo. This shot gives you a good look at those huge toes, adapted for walking on floating pond and marsh vegetation. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4 @ 1/500th.