I took this photo April 6, of 2012 at exactly 9:16 in the morning. There was early spring that time and starting drought. The birds were flying back to Minnesota. I saw the 2 swans. I focused on this because the other one was busy eating. I started to shoot at a far distance but little by little I came closer to take some good photos. I just bring my EOS 7D and with the lens EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM so I need to come closer to have nice photo. I got lucky because the swans did not fly immediately when they saw me.