Osprey 1

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First of several attempts to capture this magnificent bird, the Osprey. My reference image was an uncommon pose—the bird perched with wings draped slightly forward so that the tail looks quite short. I ended up being very unhappy with this portrait as I couldn’t achieve the shading necessary to make this odd position seem realistic. But I still think there was value in the exercise; I’m must looking forward to getting it right.

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