Tip #68: You Can Never Be Too Close

Young Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)
Canon 7D + 300mm f2.8L IS
The title says it all. 

If you have enough money, you can buy your proximity for about $14,000, ...the cost of a 600mm f4.0 lens, converters and pro-body. Alternatively, brilliant feather detail is the reward for your patience during a sunrise in the hide (blind). Sadly, I am neither rich nor patient, thus I rely on my skills as a naturalist and the serendipity that accompanies my persistence. Whatever your method, move in and capture those mesmerizing avian patterns. 
Preening (Cygnus buccinator)
Canon 7D + 300mm f2.8L IS
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