The Osprey (Pandion haiaëtus. Fam.Aquilidae) has his habitat along lakes, sea shores and rivers throughout Southern Africa except in the dry areas. I survives purely on fish. But when I was picturing this one he could not find any prey; the fishermen on the beach were also complaining…
For this imaginary I used 23 different (refined) textures for the background. Here and there I added the running kids, my feet and other (hardly visible) objects between the layers. For the ‘finishing touch’ I used (with many times an ‘undo’) the ‘content aware’ tool of Photoshop.
This imaginary is inspired by the Russian born artist Marc Chagall. All used images were made within a radius of 2 km from my home.
The Cape Cormorant (Phalacrocorax capensis. Fam. Phalacrocoracidae) is a common sea bird along the Southern coast of South Africa. Usually they sit on rocks along the shore. Fairly easy to approach but not closer than 7-8 meters before they get restless and migrate to another rock.
I made several pictures of the group and processed these, except for one image (=as is) in different ways in Photoshop. Not sure which photo to choose for this post so I publish them all.