A Painting

Friends, this image of a Sandhill Crane spoke to me, the detailed feathering and the green background were very artful, so i played with my photoshop and converted this to an oil painting effect.  I am studying feathers and the Sandhills have left their feathers all over the Crex Meadows due to seasonal molting.  We have picked up several feathers and they are natural treasures that will help us to remember the autumn days on Crex and look forward to the return of the Cranes in the spring.  If you are interested in feathers, I can recommend a good book, Bird Feathers, available at Amazon.com.  Lots of info and well illustrated, but scientifically dry, but if you are into research (me), it is an excellent reference book. til Tomorrow MJ

About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on November 5, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Love this, Marge! –Julie from Hawk Ridge

  2. wow, what a gorgeous painting you have created mj! those colours are marvellous!!

  3. very beautiful! I love the outstretched wings.

  4. Wow! That came out very nice.

  5. Beautifully done, MJ. 🙂

  6. Nov. 5, 2012

    Thanks so much for sharing – I just found your site (on Mikki’s “comments”) and have posted it to my favorites bar so I am able to check in often. Your photographs are wonderful.Thanks again – Cathy

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