Mallard in Herons Green Bay, Chew Valley Lake, Somerset; 6 Apr 2015.

A Minimalist image – some ripples and a silhouetted duck.

The up-curled tail feathers show this to be a male (drake) Mallard, a very common and often tame waterbird here in the UK.

This is a colour image, albeit one with little colour in it.  And I’ve used CEP4‘s Cross Balance filter to give the effect of Tungsten (i.e. artificial light) film that has been used in daylight, which has resulted in the image’s cool, faintly bluish tints.

The previous image in this Birds category also showed Mallards at Herons Green, but in a very different style.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 200 ISO; Color Efex Pro 4, using the Cross Balance filter.

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.

12 Responses to BIRDS 75 – MALLARD

  1. Very pleasing image – and individual


  2. krikitarts says:

    I really like your choice of the tungsten-blue effect, very subtle and intriguing!


  3. Fantastic image, very minimalist with soft but full tones.


  4. paula graham says:

    Stylish, simple and elegant, is what springs to my mind whilst looking at your photo.


  5. Lovely use of silhouette and line.


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