STILL LIFE 97 – SWAN
April 8, 2017 4 Comments
Close in with a male Mute Swan. The large black knob above the base of the bill shows this to be an adult male, a cob.
Most of the bird was bathed in bright sunlight, and spot metering overexposed the highlights below its head. Some very vague traces of its body are still visible, at upper right and lower left. These would be easy to remove, but they’re left in to provide (a very little!) context.
The first of these bird still life images, with context, is here: 1
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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 215mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, using Fuji’s Classic Chrome colour profile; Herriots Bridge, Chew Valley Lake, Somerset; 3 Apr 2017.