Bird Photos, Impressionist Style
European Bee-eater perched atop old tree stump, Kruger National Park, South Africa
From my experiments with digital painting to give wildlife images an impressionistic feel,
I'm finding bird photos make excellent candidates.
It depends a lot on the background of course. A plain blue sky, for example, is less suitable than out-of-focus greenery or distant hills.
Bright, colorful birds make good subjects, hence the number of bee-eaters displayed here. Kingfishers and sunbirds are also great.
Little Bee-eater on twig, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
White-fronted Bee-eater with green foliage in background, Lower Zambezi, Zambia
Portrait of colorful Helmeted Guineafowl, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Southern Double-collard Sunbird on Freylinia tropica shrub
Giant Kingfisher keeps eye out for potential prey, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Although I can't even draw a stick man, I enjoy art. I especially like impressionist paintings. If I had to choose, I guess Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet
would be my favorites among the French Impressionists.
So it's natural, bearing in mind my lack of artistic ability, that I'd like to see some of my images given the look of impressionism.
Of course, I have no illusions that this is real art and certainly would never claim as much. But it's fun and I enjoy the results.
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