A pretty swan on the local lake.

Swan on the Lake – with a Photo Tip

Digging through some older photographs, I came across this one of a swan on the lake.

Spring and summer can often bring swans to the lake. They always make pretty sight, somehow very calming as they elegantly swim along.

Swan on the Lake – Photo Tip

Capturing the image can, however, be tricky. The reflection of the swan in the rippling water is great. in full colour it is very “busy” with all of the reflections in green water. Rather than take it to a full black and white image I like to desaturate the image until there is just a hint of the stronger colours left. Look at the swan’s beak.

Photography Prints

One to Pin to your boards

Swan on the Lake. Pin this to your boards.
A Frosty Start but No Snow

No Snow

A bit of hoar frost on a wooden post at the local lake, but no snow.

Every year there is speculation about whether the UK will have a white Christmas. In 11 years of living here, I haven’t seen one yet! Not only that, so far there has been No Snow at all thisRead on …

Green head of a mallard duck in the sun

Duck Shoot

Last Saturday really looked good for a duck shoot. Golden hour came and went before I surfaced. It was a great sunny day, great for collecting the gear and heading for the local lake

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Blurred grey heron - wrong autofocus setting

That Grey Heron

Here’s an unusual angle on a grey heron, just after it took off.
I have been trying to catch a decent photo of this guy  for a while, with limited success. Having watched him for a bit on the other side of the lake, he suddenly launched himself, giving me this shot.
Sadly the auto focus was set for the centre spot. Now a fisherman can talk about the one that got away. Sometimes a photographer can show the one that didn’t get in focus, below.

What happens when your autofocus is not set correctly!