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Now we can only to hope best...

Posted by
Jypyä Pop (Turku, Finland) on 11 May 2017 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Swan has built a nest and apparently donned and is now trying to bake chicks. The record-breaking Cold May is not the best aid for hatching success.

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 100 151 mm

Hello everybody. It is fine that You will see my pictures. I do not know English very well. Therefore, it may be some comments or answers seem strange. I'm trying to learn more. Thank you for your understanding.

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Jolie prise. La chaleur est surtout le meilleur moyen pour l'éclosion. )

11 May 2017 5:49am

@tataray: Thank you

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

We trust that the weather does not affect them!
A good family image.

11 May 2017 6:24am

@Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia): Yes is is the only hope

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise !

11 May 2017 7:18am

@Martine Libouton: Thank you

mauro brando from Arlanda, Sweden

Great spring scene! Nice shot!

11 May 2017 7:52am

@mauro brando: Thank you

Anne from France

Nice family!

11 May 2017 9:17am

@Anne: Thank you

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I hope they are doing fine.

11 May 2017 9:47am

@Hiro: Me too. Thank you

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A nicely layered composition with great highlights in the tall grasses! I think the swans will be just fine as long as they are protected against predators.

11 May 2017 11:45am

@Steven: Right now, especially the night, there are snowstorms, and in the evening rain or snow often falls.

Shaun from Thorton, United States

This is a very nice image of the swans with their young.

11 May 2017 12:33pm

@Shaun: Thank you. Those little birds swan beside the eider. They also have problems with cold weather.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I wish them well with hatching their chicks. At least, there is sun today.

11 May 2017 1:51pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you. Yes, here is sunny but not very warm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The nest is so big!!! WOnderful image. I hope the cold does not hinder the hatching.

11 May 2017 2:16pm

@Ruthiebear: The swan is big bird. We all hope it. Thank you.

farNaaz50 from Gorgan, Iran

PERFECT .. so eye catching .

11 May 2017 2:24pm

@farNaaz50: Thank you

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Great shot

11 May 2017 3:07pm

@beach: Thank you

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

Il doit y avoir des tas d'oiseaux dans ces roselières.

11 May 2017 4:22pm

@Claudiel: Reed is a good asylum estate,

MAU from Els Poblets, Spain

Your photo called my attention when browsing the thumbnails, specially the golden tall grass. Great framing.

11 May 2017 5:57pm

@MAU: A wreck, that golden gleam is the last summer rush that will soon crash when you start winding up. Right now it's a swan for a good shelter.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Ah yes.....nothing better than a brace of baked chickens :-)

11 May 2017 7:24pm

@Curly: It is another of the birds that I know with certainty without birdwatch help.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Lovely , very beautiful !

11 May 2017 7:49pm

@Mhelene: Thank you

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of this swan and family in this lovely weather. Excellent. :)

12 May 2017 6:16am

@Sam: Thank you

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien réussi

12 May 2017 7:09am

@L'Angevine: Thank you

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

I can see a swan's nest hidden away, very nice swan lake image.

12 May 2017 11:07am

@Lewis: Thank you. They are looking for protection from rush. The image is taken after a severe snowfall.

yo from Ile de France, France

Une petite famille charmante !

12 May 2017 7:43pm

@yo: Thank you

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

lovely layered image

13 May 2017 2:25am

@Harry: Thank you

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
1/320 second
ISO 100
151 mm