ARCHIVE 450 – THE BAY BESIDE BROOK COPSE

 

 


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Mute Swan in the bay beside Brook Copse, on the Chew Valley Lake’s northeastern edge; 15 May 2015.

An image almost without colour, with the marked exception of that beacon-like bill.  The various structures within this image are mainly horizontal – the wavelets, the areas of water plants – but the bird’s gentle bow wave is at a slight angle to this trend.

A popular path around the lake crosses a small stream or brook here via a small bridge, and walkers often feed the waterbirds from the bridge.  This swan spotted me on the bridge from some way off and, ever ready for food, came over – but I had not a thing edible on me!

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window – recommended.

Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 400 ISO.

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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.

13 Responses to ARCHIVE 450 – THE BAY BESIDE BROOK COPSE

  1. krikitarts says:

    Sweet serenity.

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  2. Helen Cherry says:

    Perfect. I always like the layers we see in nature and this has them in abundance

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  3. bluebrightly says:

    Very nice, the stark patterns surrounding the graceful swan and its trail of ripples. 🙂

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  4. Dave says:

    Wow! Incredible!!!

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  5. Before I read your copy I thought to myself “monochrome except for the bill.” Striking. I still say that.

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  6. Bet if you stuck your nose out there that swan might take a nibble. ☺️ Sending virtual hugs #socialdistancing ATP 😉 Stay safe, bud.
    XXXATPXXX

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