Thursday, March 5, 2009

A bird series


Guira Cuckoo


Guam Kingfisher



Toucan


Blue-breasted Kingfisher


Tree Swallow


Carmine Bee-eater


Laughing Kookaburra

5 comments:

Cindy said...

Gary,

These are wonderful. Were they taken at the zoo, the backgrounds look painted? I love the expression on the laughing Kookaburra.

Gary Heller said...

Hi Cindy, yes these were taken at the Bronx Zoo house of Birds except for the Tree Swallow which was at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

Ironically, these are not exactly the backgrounds that were in the birds habitats. They have been altered and distracting elements removed. They have all been given the similiar painted aesthetic that I wanted from these.

Anonymous said...

and this answers my previous question Gary...lol. thanks
dana

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

These are really gorgeous and so colorful.

Omar "OX" Rodriguez said...

man...beautiful birds