Sunday, April 28, 2013

45 - Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret__10 x 8 oil on linen panel
#45 in the Birdseed Project
SPRING!!! Brings on the cattle egrets! I see them here most of the year now (in the southern parts of Texas), but in spring they GLOW against the electric greens of the new pasture grasses. So the cattle egrets just seem more plentiful this time of year.
For you artists: if you like to photograph white birds outside (or white ANYTHING), you will want to adjust your meter to shoot DARKER, so that the white bird's shadows will show up....and so that it is not over exposed, making it a glowy blob.
Yes, I learned this the hard way :)

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