I spend a lot of time photographing birds -- at home or wherever I travel. I find them the biggest challenge of everything I shoot. Most are small, many are elusive and they tend to move constantly. I've recently been experimenting with filters in Photoshop that allow me to render my bird photos into 'paintings' that mimic various techniques and styles -- oil, craqueleure and various other textures and brush strokes. Through experimentation, I sometimes get interesting results. Here are some examples. -- KW
All images copyright Ken Wells 2016
Red legged honey-creeper, Costa Rica
Trogon, Costa Rica
Golden Eye, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Mallard drake, Duck Pond County Park, Ridgewood, N.J.
Long-tailed manakin, Costa Rica
Blue-crowned manakin, female, Costa Rica
Muscovy duck, Audubon Park, New Orleans
Yellow-crowned night heron, Costa Rica
Great egret, Costa Rica
Canada goose, Central Park, N.Y.