Bird Portraits

Beautiful-Bird-Bronx-Zoo

I have been wanting to capture pictures of animals in a zoo setting and turn them into a classic portrait.  The bird above was kind enough to stand still and pose for me.  I worked in Photoshop using a slight oil filter and Color Efex Pro and a great texture from Dirk Wuestenhagen I also used a lot of layers with black and blue in them to get the lighting just right.

The birds below were just beautiful and I again worked with them in Photoshop and Color Efex Pro.  Textures are by Dirk Wuestenhagen, 2Lil Owls and Brooke Shaden. I again worked with black and 50% gray layers blended so I could get the lighting just right.  Both images were taken with my Fuji X-Pro 1 hand held.

Flamingo-Like-Birds

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