I recently found out my early morning shot of a mute swan preening itself, on the waters of Attenborough Nature Reserve, will be August in the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s 2017 calendar! The calendar features photo’s from various reserves around Nottinghamshire.

Attenborough Nature Reserve is a great place to visit. I got the odd funny look from passersby, lying strewn across the path trying to get this shot, but getting the camera close to the waters surface really adds impact and gives a different perspective.

Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon 80-400mm @270mm
Settings: 1/640 sec at f/6.4 – ISO320