We had a good day today. It was our day off from any of the regular Sunday activities, so we were able to do anything we wanted. This resulted in us taking a drive out to the Scarborough Bluffs which was new to the both of us and turns out to be a bird haven. The unfortunate part was that with the snow melting, it was really muddy and not conducive to runners unless muddy, wet socks is part of the plan. When we got there, we took a walk and found swarms of ducks, seagulls and awesomely – swans. I bought a variable neutral density filter today and my intention of the day was to get a shot of the water and do something more landscape, but I could not pass up the swans. It took me a while to get into the swing of things, but in the end I got some fun shots. I did get some shots of the water, but as you can see things were pretty calm so water motion was not on the table.
Getting home I found out that I took 178 pictures in total, which meant a lot of culling. There were a few times that the swans were flying or taking off and it gave me a lot of hope and excitement, but they did not turn out as clear as I would like. It will take some more practice.
I used my Canon 7D Mark 1 with a Sigma 80-400mm lens at 400mm, shooting at 1/400, F10, with an ISO setting of 100. It was a beautiful sunny day when the shot was taken.