Black Sawwing


“Black on Black” ~ A Black Saw-wing sits on a lichen-rich branch in its favourite tree near Balgowan, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

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Black saw-wings are regular visitors to the dams and high altitude grasslands near our home in the Natal Midlands of South Africa. One winter I noticed that the birds favoured a beautiful, lichen-rich tree to perch on. Thus, when the nearby grassland was burnt I felt the combination of a black subject, interesting perch and dark background could make for a unique image and set off to try and achieve just that. After spending the morning watching many of them come and go I finally achieved what I had hoped for in this photograph.

Commended in Bird Photographer of the Year 2022


Ilford Galerie Fine Art Paper 270gsm


21 x 31.5cm, 30 x 45cm, 42 x 63cm, 60 x 90cm, 84 x 126cm

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