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 working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for many types of subject, 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.

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. 🙂

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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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