Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
I did this last year but I was so tired of snow scenes I just shelved it. Now seems a good time for it.
Of all of Ken Gilliland's birds (and I have them all :)) this is my absolute favorite. Please zoom for a better view of him.
Thanks for all your kind comments on Linda's (hipps13's b-day card).
The Heron's in Linda's card were Chinese Pond Heron's from Ken's Songbird Remix Shorebirds collection 2. The foreground terrain was actually textured with a photo of rocks and overlaid with Vue water to create the effect. The waterfall was another terrain textured with Vue water and the white water parts and mist were painted in Photoshop. It was a fun experiment.
Dec 17, 2011 7:37:24 pmby wysiwig Homepage »
You are a woman of many talents, Patty! By its pose the bird is obviously thinking, "Man, my feet are freezing! Why didn't I fly south for the winter?" A marvelous image rich with details. The little clumps of grass poking through the snow and the leaves on the ground really add to the scene. The sky is spectacular. Speaking of snow, do you ever miss it down there in Florida?