Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lipstick on a pig

My mother's house in Southwest Florida doubles as a bird sanctuary.  This mooch was a periodic visitor while I was down there on vacation:

The Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) is an ugly sucker.  It came around when I had my SLR, but the shots were all situated around the driveway and sidewalk -- not that pretty at all.

Below is an experiment, where I isolated the bird from the background.  Rather than make a mugshot out of it, I tried a combination of Alien Skin Snap Art (Oil portrait on heavy canvas) and Nik Silver Fx Pro (vintage B & W).

It's like putting lipstick on a pig, but I had to try something.  ;-)

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