Thursday, August 27, 2009

Woodcock

These long-billed game birds, also known as timberdoodles, spend much of their time in the damp bottom lands where the flora is lush and thick. It's exactly the kind of place that I stumbled upon him while birding one afternoon.

5 comments:

Clive Meredith said...

great image and composition john,the snow lifts him out a treat for all to see.

Johnny said...

Thanks so much Clive!

Carol Andre' said...

Your work is absolutely stunning. I wish I had the time to just look, look, look now- gonna have to come back and play catch-up from the beginning of your posts.

Erik said...

Great to see this one finished. Beautiful image, I really love how your brushwork in the preceding stages already builds up the texture for the final image.

wildlifeart said...

Grass, leaves, twigs, bird - everything just awesome

Jason