Monday, July 12, 2010

NZD 12272009

Hidden Beauty of Keas

The kea is the only alpine parrot and is covered mostly in a dull yellow brown.  But then in flight on can see an entire rainbow under the wings.  Here is just a hint of the color of a folded wing.

I love the varied directions of the feathers and the definition of each feather.  I love the bright colors of the blue-green and the shine on the yellow/brown.  image

4 comments:

Kaite said...

that's a bit of a special photo, how on earth did you manage to do it? kaite

evelynoldroyd said...

Beautiful subtle colours.

Jennifer said...

Katie, the original photo is of the entire kea sitting on the spare tire on the back of the RV. I just cropped down to the wing area. Thanks for the feedback!

K Spoering said...

This looks fun to weave! All that lovely hatching and line work...