Wednesday, February 18, 2009

February 18 work in progress and other things

Okay, first things first I finished painting all the backgrounds today, which was tedious beyond belief. Of the metallic paints I chose, I'd have to say that "rich espresso" is my favorite because it covers in *only* three coats. That seems like lot unless you've been dealing with having to put on six coats! Yes, it's the small things in life...

Anyway here they are, and this should give you inquisitive minds a better idea of what breeds we're lookin at here. Next up I will obviously be painting the chickens.

I had to be up at 4:45am this morning, not exactly my prime time. I did what I needed to do and was back home just after 7am, and this isn't a part of the day I normally experience so I loaded up The Beast (the big Nikon) and headed down to the Cosumnes preserve to see what sorts of wildlife I could rustle up. I have to wonder if newer lenses would give me sharper pictures at maximum zoom, but I love that camera nonetheless.

American Coot:

Black-Necked Stilt:

Northern Harrier:

Northern Pintail:

Ring-necked Duck:

Red-winged Blackbird:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

2 comments: That harrier in the first photo looks totally ticked that you are taking his pic. The shorebird that was B/W had an awfully pretty reflection off of the water. I know you are not a morning person, but perhaps you went home and took a nap knowing full well that you took great photos! -BM