April 8th, 2016 – Avian Friday: Painted Predator

This weeks post again has something a little different from the usual  bird photograph. Those of you who are regular viewers know that I’ve tried to  expand my photography to include a more artistic  techniques. Recently as well as painting, I’m experimenting with mono printing using a gelatin plate instead of a printing press. I scanned  a couple of images of the prints and layered with different blending modes in an iPad program to use as a background for the  image of a Northern Harrier. There are ton of options to be explored with this technique and I’ve also got some ideas for incorporating woodwork.

Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)

Stanwood, Washington

700mm | 1/1600th Sec. @f/6.3 | ISO 1250
Canon 5D Mark III+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM + 1.4X Rear Adapter

Processed with Photoshop Touch,  Filterstorm for iPad, Photoshop CC, Acrylic paint.
To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.
Thanks for stopping by,
JayT

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