Two swans a’swimmin’, One eagle landing…

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Taking off toward Christmas from the first skim of ice on Keweenaw Bay


About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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31 Responses to Two swans a’swimmin’, One eagle landing…

  1. Val says:

    Wow! Those are some shots to capture! 🙂

  2. john says:

    What timing, wonderful catch! On the Baraga side South of the state park?

  3. HolEssence says:

    Awesome — in the truest sense of the word!

  4. Brenda Hardie says:

    Wow! Breathtaking Kathy!

  5. Those photos are terrific. And I LOVE your title——

  6. Dawn says:

    What a show just for you (and we get to share!).

  7. Karma says:

    What a wonderfu photo opportunity!

  8. Sybil says:

    It’s snowing on your page ! That, and the eagle, is oh so very kewl..

    Does the snow collect at the bottom of the screen ? and do you have to shovel it up ? 😉

  9. Mats says:

    Super cool, nothing beats the wilderness. Great capture!

  10. Thomas Davis says:

    These are amazing, amazing photographs, but not unusual sites in the UP.

  11. WOW! These are incredible shots! 🙂

  12. bearyweather says:

    Love the spread of feathers on landing …

  13. Kathy says:

    Glad you all enjoyed the flurry of feathers. Yes, John, it was just south of the park on US 41. We were on our way to Houghton and both enjoyed the chance to photograph.

  14. Kathy says:

    And, yes, Sybil, the snow collects at the bottom of the computer screen and we have to shovel, shovel, shovel to remove it quickly so the snowbanks don’t cover the eagles and swans. LOL!

  15. Colleen says:

    Hi Kathy, wonderful photos!! Feeling a moment of nostalgia/remembering. Thousands? of swans would come to winter in the Comox valley along with the bald eagles that came to the coast to hang out and spend the winter. Love your photos………

  16. The sight of raptors always gets my heart pumping. What a nice gift you received.

  17. Heather says:

    How cool that you got the chance to photograph this! And the snow is a cute addition 🙂

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  19. Kathy says:

    Once again…glad you enjoyed! (The swans are happy at least. You never know about eagles…)

  20. Robin says:

    Wow! Wonderful captures, Kathy. 🙂

  21. Pierre says:

    I am curious Kathy, did you take any photography lessons or is it pure talent!? What is your camera gear? lenses? Do you retouch some of your pictures before they get posted? I took photography lessons this year. I own a Canon Rebel T1i (500D). I bought a macro lens (EFS 60 mm 2.8) to scan old slides. I use this also for portrait. Very nice pictures all around this blog, congradulations!

  22. Kathy says:

    Thank you also, Robin and Pierre. Pierre, I have never taken photography lessons. Don’t think of it as talent–more like luck! I own a Canon Rebel with a 18-200 lens. I would LOVE a macro lens, but can’t afford it. 😦 I don’t retouch the photos much, just because I don’t have Photoshop and don’t know how. I usually put them through Picasa and tweak the contrast/lighting a little before posting. I am glad you like the photos–it’s fun, and maybe, one of these years, I’ll take photography lessons like you.

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