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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 .

Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens 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.

16 Responses to ARCHIVE 361 – SWAN, PREENING (MONO)

  1. Striking, Adrian!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. bluebrightly says:

    Wow, a knock-out! Such elegance and restraint.


  3. Meanderer says:

    Nice, Adrian. A classy, stylish image! I can imagine it on the wall of a millenial’s open plan London attic flat 🙂


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  5. paula graham says:

    Most unusual picture of a swan, I like it.


  6. Stella says:

    Such photogenic birds deserve a photographer as good as you. That’s a fabulous image.


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