Other recent bird pictures from Chew Valley Lake are here: 1 2 3 .

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Technique: Z 6 with 70-300 Nikkor lens used in APS-C mode to give 450mm; 800 ISO; spot metering; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Neutral v2 profile; Herons Green, Chew Valley Lake, Somerset; 18 Oct 2019.

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.

11 Responses to BIRDS 113 – MUTE SWAN 3

  1. bluebrightly says:

    Excellent portrait, Adrian. That light! The ruffled feather…all lovely.


  2. paula graham says:

    So well exposed..not easy with something so white!


  3. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful close-up. The contrast between the feathers on the body and those on the head – it’s like two different creatures merged!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Glad it gets to you, M – thank you! The head and neck feathers are slightly stained by the muddy water the bird upends into. And I THINK the other contrast is between the smaller feathers that cover the long neck, and the larger feathers covering the torso. πŸ™‚

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  4. Jane Lurie says:

    Magnificent work, Adrian. Beautifully shot and processed.


  5. dawnbirdau says:

    Just stunning! The textures!


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