Female Mallard, a common duck species, swimming.

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, using the Velvia/Vivid film simulation; image rotated; Herons Green, Chew Valley Lake, Somerset; 16 Feb 2018.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

14 Responses to STILL LIFE 199 – DUCK, SWIMMING

  1. Sallyann says:

    Duck!!! 😀
    Bull. 😊


  2. bluebrightly says:

    So silly! A mallard/bison mashup?


  3. oneowner says:

    Excellent image!


  4. Kelly MacKay says:

    Nice sideways view.


  5. paula graham says:

    Ha, ha, thought if was a bison’s head!


  6. Meanderer says:

    Wow – totally intriguing image! When I saw it just now in the Reader – but a little less so upon opening your blog – I thought it was a woman dressed in black with her hands about to come together. It’s one for the rorschach test 🙂


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, I can see the woman >>> haha! but actually its probably just the product of a peculiar mind … 🙂 … Quite a bit of lying snow here, tho nothing like the winter of – was it 1963? But more snow is apparently due this afternoon. 😦 There have been major incidents on the major roads near Taunton and in the New Forest. A

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      • Meanderer says:

        I read about the problems on the A303 and the A31 through the New Forest.

        I watched a Chris Packham ‘Winterwatch’ on the Beeb last night which incorporated a documentary shown in 1963 of that year’s awful weather. He said that half the bird population died that Winter. It took five years for numbers to recover.

        It was very interesting seeing the weather systems which caused the problems back then; very similar to what we are having now.


        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Yes, similar weather phenomena in 63 – haha! we lived on top of a hill, the sole source of heat in the house was the coal fire in the living room downstairs, and there was ice on the insides of the windows. I recall the lying snow lasting for months, and when it eventually did thaw, it was really strange to see the green of the fields again … heho, halcyon (and ****** cold!) days 🙂 🙂 🙂

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