.Swan, preening


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Mute Swan at Herons Green, Chew Valley Lake, not far south of Bristol; 6 Apr 2015.

The bird is preening, busily rearranging its feathers in a flurry of activity that is sending concentric ripples out across the surrounding water.

There is another photo of this bird, in very different pose and style, here.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 200 ISO; -0.3EV; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Low Key 2 preset.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

20 Responses to BIRDS 73 – SWAN, PREENING (MONO)

  1. This is a stunner. I can’t begin to do justice to this with a pencil. Thank you.


  2. Sonali Dalal says:

    absolutely amazing light and texture and contrast.


  3. LensScaper says:

    This looks stunning enlarged, Adrian


  4. Sallyann says:

    Love the ripples, they put the swan firmly in the centre of its own universe. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  5. paula graham says:

    Another swan shot with a difference. Very good, I like it lots, the ripples are just to ‘die for’ !.


  6. kaytechworld says:

    Reblogged this on kaytech.


  7. Malin Ellisdotter H says:

    Gorgeous, my friend.


  8. Fantastic – an excellent take on a traditional subject.


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