dusky evening by ltodd

dusky evening

A Dusky Moorhen in the sunset light at the local lake.( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusky_moorhen )

According to Aboriginal folklore, the dusky moorhen's red and yellow beak and legs are the scars from a feud with the emu.
The story says that the two birds' nests were very close to one another, and when the moorhen left her eggs for a few minutes to get something to eat, the emu shifted her nest so that she covered both her eggs and the moorhen's.
The moorhen wanted to shift the egg thief, but she was too small to attack the emu directly, so she built a big fire and threw the ashes on her, burning the emu's feathers brown.The emu then sprang up in anger and hurled the moorhen into the flames, scorching her legs and beak so that to this day they are the angry red and yellow of fresh burns.

I had a few false starts with this when I chose a colour scheme that did not work, and I was struggling using the brushes in the new editing program, but by the time I had finished I was getting the hang of it. I am yet to sort out the exif data in PS, but the list of things I am yet to learn about PS is long!

Thanks for stopping by, your kind words hope are much appreciated. I hope you are enjoying the holiday season.
Another stunning edit.
January 3rd, 2016  
Nice shot Lyn.
January 3rd, 2016  
Beautifully captured Lyn. Fav
January 3rd, 2016  
@deborah63 thanks Debbie - although these edits are broadly the same technique, I have been trying something new in each one. I like to explore the technical options and then it becomes all about the light - "photo-graph" means 'light drawing' ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photography ) and that is what I am aiming to do with this editing style - it is all about the light as it moves and flows around the image elements and (hopefully) takes the viewer on a journey around and 'into' the image. Ohh that sounds very philosophical for early on a Monday morning!
January 3rd, 2016  
Beautifully done Lyn!
January 3rd, 2016  
Another stunner. I played with textures today- will post it tomorrow
January 4th, 2016  
the color palette on this is lovely! Well done as usual Lyn!
January 4th, 2016  
Oh, and Fav!
January 4th, 2016  
@catwhiskers thanks Nan - I am slowly getting my head around working with colour. I am loving being on holidays & catching up on indulgent editing & commenting.
@jgpittenger tag me Jane, I would love to see!
January 4th, 2016  
Fantastic portrait, what a wonderful bird! Excellent editing, too :-)
January 4th, 2016  
This is absolutely superb pro-level+ photography and editing. Love the story too. Fav.
January 4th, 2016  
Wow another stunning job of processing Lyn!
January 5th, 2016  
Love the tones in this - wonderful work, Lyn!
January 11th, 2016  
Lyn - I have just discovered your photos (through the comment you provided on my comment!) and I am captivated by your technique. I see many wildflife shots and while many are fantastic - I love the way you are presenting the shots so differently. It is so remaniscent of old oil paintings and I simply think it is a fantastic way of presenting the image. I will take time to study your images and begin to try to emulate - I am assuming this is Photoshop - must now try to work out the edit
January 15th, 2016  
April 4th, 2016  
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