Shadow Hunting
Shadow Hunting
Dawn Patrol
Dawn Patrol
Shadow Hunting
Shadow HuntingPied Heron at tidal edge, NT Australia 0 0 1 84 483 DCIT, UoN 4 1 566 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} The Pied Heron is a very unique under studied 'top end species.' I had the privilege of seeing this amazing bird for the first time at Yellow Waters Kakadu. The striking pied colour arrangement against the dark shades of leaf litter and mud made a significant visual impact - 7 years later I revisited this scene through paint. The pose presents the calculated movement typical of a heron in hunting mode. I have placed the bird under shadow and suggested early morning speckled light to depict a morning scene reminiscence of my first encounter with the Pied Heron.
Dawn Patrol
Dawn PatrolWedge-Tailed Eagles at Katherine Gorge, NT Australia Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:120%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:9.5pt; font-family:"Book Antiqua"; mso-ascii-font-family:"Book Antiqua"; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:"Book Antiqua"; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; color:#595959; mso-themecolor:text1; mso-themetint:166; mso-ansi-language:EN-US;} Dawn Patrol at Katherine Gorge, encapsulates a sense of superiority of both the Wedge-Tailed Eagle and the Gorge itself. The perspective is from above adding to the scale of place. The distant Wedge-Tailed Eagle suggests the extension of the cliff face below, the morning light hitting the cliff face above suggests the same upward. The grandness of the Wedge-Tailed Eagle and that of Katherine Gorge compliment each other in this rugged Australian landscape. Producing a pleasing composition with competitive subject matter was the most challenging part of the process.
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