In a recent TV programme a photographer advised focussing on capturing part or the animal for an interesting close-up. So I took advantage of a bit of sun to sit by the river and play with different compositions using the swans as models – they mostly stay in one place which makes it easier.
Following Sandie’s 5 in 5 meme, I then chose my 5 favourites
some good head and neck detail
and some great reflections – the light on the water was just right
and the aftermath of a male swan flapping this wings to clear ‘his territory’
and a near abstract image of a large reflection with just a smidgen of legs at the top
I see the swans every time I walk along the river and can get blasé about them but I enjoyed sitting and taking a closer look through my camera – I must do it again.
Thanks to Sandie for her monthly prompt.