Art For Bird Lovers

Northern Crested Caracara Painting Signed

Painting of a Northern Crested Caracara

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Are you a bird lover?  Do you like oil paintings done in the classical style as wall art?  Then this image just might be for you.  We have a tremendous variety of birdlife here in Yucatan, some of it is indigenous and some of it is migratory.  This particular raptor is a local bird of prey; he is the:  Northern Crested Caracara.

The Caracara is a magnificent bird, and I’ve quite fallen in love with them since my arrival in Mexico.  I was able to snap the shutter on this bloke at approximately 1-1/2 to 2 meters, with my 70-200mm zoom lens + 1.4x teleconverter (actual focal length = 280mm).  The close proximity allowed me to fill the frame with a head and shoulder shot (not unlike a human portrait), and provided an exceptionally high level of digital resolution.  What this means in practical terms is that it will print large, very large at:  38.375 x 48 inches (approximately 3 x 4 feet).

The original digital image (which appears in my Wildlife Gallery at Indochine Photography International) is also available for sale.  However this image, as pictured above, has been rendered as a Classical Oil Painting complete with brush strokes and is available as a fine art print.  Printed on painter’s canvas this portrait, of a bird of prey, would enhance any wall space in the home or office.  Pricing is competitive, and well worth the investment for any bird fanciers amongst you.

Technical notes:  Original image captured in CameraRAW with my Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera, and Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM zoom lens plus Tamron Pro SP AF 1.4 TC. RAW conversion and basic post-edits completed in PSE11.  Conversion to a Classical Oil Painting completed in Corel Painter Essentials 4.  Settings:  1/250s @ f/6.3, ISO 2000, 280mm (1.4x), Shutter Priority, Natural Light, Handheld, Focal Distance = 1-1/2 to 2 meters.  

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