This photograph was taken at Lake Rotorua, on a very rainy and foggy day. Despite the weather we went for a walk along the smelliest tourist attraction in New Zealand. At the end of our walk there was a tree without any leaves, with multitude of water birds. Since the background was obscured by heavy cloud the dispersed light created a perfect opportunity for silhouette style photograph.
We all know the fairy tale of “The Ugly Duckling” by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen, which turned into a beautiful swan. And here is my photographic and much shortened, Australian
(black swan instead or white) version of it in a single photograph. By the way this “ugly duckling” seems to have quite a curious character checking me out as I took this photograph.