Tim's One Photograph a Day

Mute Swan Preening Itself.

Mute Swan.

Mute Swan: Preening its Feathers.

Preening its Feathers.

I walked along part of the canal today. At Fobney Lock, I spotted this Mute Swan on the other side of the lock, preening itself.

Taking out the long lens, I was able to get a reasonable close up. I could possibly have got closer, but at the risk of disturbing it. I therefore stayed put, and took my photographs from there.

It was a case of capturing it when its beak was in a suitable position. It seemed to know, as every time I pressed the shutter it moved its beak out of the way!

Finally, I managed to get a shot when its beak was in view. As it was working quite furiously, I am quite pleased with the result.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 4 Sep 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 40-150mm 1:4-5.6
  • Focal Length 150mm
  • F/5.6
  • 1/200 Sec
  • ISO 200

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