Last year, the storage shed "yielded" three old goose pontoon floaters. They are almost three feet long. Because of the way they looked, I decided to convert them to swans. All it took was a couple of coats of flocking and a "face make-over".
Last week they were on the water for the first time. The setup was visible from duck camp. Evidently, one of my friends kept wondering why the swans "stayed" when I started shooting. ;)
telephoto shot across from duck camp
"in a diver setup near the main channel"