A is for Avocet

Had a wonderful weekend away in North Norfolk, great weather, great company, and a bit of photography too of course. To start my ‘Big 30’ project I concentrated on photographing the Avocets at RSPB Titchwell. I must admit do seem to have a lot of favourite birds, but the Avocet is definitely up there with my top choices. Such a delicate and elegant creature in perfectly patterned monochrome. With the light overcast but bright and the water still, I saw an opportunity to create a ‘high-key’ image, a photographic technique that creates a simple graphic portrait, which I hope does justice to this beautiful bird.

Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta, ruffling feathers, Norfolk, May



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  1. Beautiful photo Dawn, I think avocets must be one of the most elegant looking birds. I like getting the reflection too, a bit like getting 2 pics for the price of 1 I always feel! Enjoy your holiday.

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