Signal Mtn

Trumpeter Swans

Swan

Another Pretty Face
© Miles Hecker

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SEASONS

The trumpeter swan is the largest species of waterfowl in North America. These majestic birds can be found through out the Teton-Yellowstone ecosystem. The easiest place to find them is on the elk refuge where US 26 crosses Flat Creek just north of the town of Jackson.

If they are not on the elk refuge, they may be in hiding on the ponds near the Rafter-J subdivision just west of Jackson.

TIMES

Swans are generally active throughout the day. The above photo was taken with a 300mm lens on a crop sensor camera on Flat Creek. A fast shutter speed of 1/1000 sec or better is needed to stop the action seen above.

LENS & FILTERS

LENS: 200-500 mm for 35mm camera, 100-400mm for crop sensor cameras

FILTERS: none needed

FILMS

 

Slide films: Provia 400F

 

DIGITAL CAMERAS

See: Digital cameras for landscape work.

 

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