Friday, October 24, 2014

Creating a Fountain of Feathers

One day while wandering through the Fort Worth Zoo, I happened upon some Caribbean flamingos with their feathers puffed out. I love the way flamingo feathers look, with their delicate colors and texture, so I snapped several photos. I really liked this one in particular.

Caribbean Flamingos

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens 
Canon Extender EF 2x III
260 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec, ISO 800

In looking at the central flamingo and the one on the left, it occurred to me that I could create a semi-symmetrical artistic image out of them. What follows is the processing I did in GIMP.