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.