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I thought I would breakup the Puffin shoot with a chase scene. This sequence happen at Rocky Neck State Park. This male Swan was sitting ground rules for getting to close his mate and chick.(9 AM on May 15, 2024)

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Canon R5, Canon 100-500mm &n 1.4ext, f10, 700mm -.7EV, 1/1600, ISO 640, cropped by 30%.

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The series shows the difference in size of these two birds. Exposure and sharpness are spot on. The action is quite good and the telephoto’s optics crunch down the distance of separation providing additional drama to the shots. Well done…Jim

Hi Jim
The Swan was clearing the field, of any one getting close to his mate. Thank you for the comment.

Wonderful captures!! The first one looks like he may have the hapless goose by the neck! You did a great job of reacting fast!

Nice series of shots demonstrating territoriality. I’m amazed that the swan didn’t take a bite out of the goose. Wonderful.

Hi Diane & Jim Gavin
Thank you for your comments, It was fun to watch this Swan set the ground rule at Rocky Neck State Park.

Great series. I bet that goose leaned a lesson.

Hi Sandy
Thank you for your comments. See you can say Swan 1, Goose 0.

Hi Peter, really like seeing these in flight interactions. We rarely see swans so this is a treat. They are really big :blush:. Nice series.