Mallard ducks on the edge of Chew Valley Lake, Somerset; 6 Apr 2015.

A pair of these common and often very tame ducks, at Herons Green. 

On the left, the male stands immobile on one leg.   On the right, his mate’s busy preening sends great numbers of ripples out into the shallows.

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There is another picture in the same style, in this case of a swan preening, here.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 200mm; 200 ISO; 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.

8 Responses to BIRDS 74 – MALLARDS (MONO)

  1. Sallyann says:

    A shared centre of their universe this time. More to look at here than with the swan, but I found the swan relaxing. (even in black and white). 🙂


  2. Nelson says:

    At the first look I did not realise that they were Mallard, it’s when I started reading the text that I noticed that they were ducks. Excellent rendering and very artistic photo of birds

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  3. It has a wonderful abstract quality that drew me in. Very nice


  4. paula graham says:

    Spectacular! Well processed, just beautiful the light and dark (contrast!)


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