Young Swan in Hyde Park Lake, London

Mid-September stroll in Hyde Park, the air already chilly, trees shedding their first leaves. Reminiscing about the august holidays abroad, capturing the weakening English sun rays, we walk along the lake shore towards the Princess Diana memorial, before visiting this year Summer Pavillion at the Serpentine Gallery. Young swans pluck and clean their feathers near the shore, an adult nearby, its livery an unspoiled blinding whiteness. But it is the youths’ livery that attracts me: it has more texture and the darker tones emphasize the intricacy of the plumage.

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