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.

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

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 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.

12 Responses to ARCHIVE 502 – SWAN, PREENING (MONO)

  1. krikitarts says:

    Perfect in exposure, perfect in concept, perfect in processing. One of your best.


  2. bluebrightly says:

    Oh those dark curves, beautiful!


  3. Adrian – the lower exposure here makes this—-making the light stronger than the vast of darkness. Such specific direction, freezing the moment. Excellent.


  4. Helen Cherry says:

    Wonderful curves!


  5. Oh, my… I’m going to have to get a bigger vocabulary.


  6. oneowner says:

    Exposure control!!! Excellent, A.


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