My Artistic Photography

I really consider all of my photography art, as most photographers do.  But sometime I come up with something that definitely stirs my creative juices.  I submit the following photos for your consideration.  The first, or my before picture, is another of the American Kestrel images that I shot a couple of days ago.  The second, is after doing a bit of tone-mapping with PhotoMatix.  I like the three-dimensional feeling that it gives.

The picture isn’t about the American Kestrel.  It is just about a bird in a tree.  I like the simplicity of it, just the tree with a bird perched in it, against a clear sky.  I like the patterns of the tree branches, with the bird providing a splash of color.  I’d like to hear what you think about it.  Click on either image to see an enlargement.

"Bird in Tree" before tone-mapping

"Bird in Tree" after tone-mapping

Happy Birding””